John Lennon-in 20 minutes, 31 years ago.

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    On 12/08/1980, one of the greatest singers/songwriters of the 20th century was gunned down in front of his apartment building. I barely remember it as I was 5, but I do remember.

    Many of you in here were probably not too fond of him, as he was suspected of being pro-Communism. I think that he fought social injustice the only way that he knew how.

    I just remember one of the last songs that he recorded before his death. It was/is one of the most moving songs of the 20th, imho. Enjoy! If you have not seen this video and you were a John Lennon fan, get tissue before you watch.


    [ame="http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-x1FsvOAz4&feature=related"]http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-x1FsvOAz4&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    I well remember where I was when I heard the news...

    just like I remember where I was when I heard JFK had been shot...

    both events were devastating...

    here's a tune than will always remind me of that day...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IXX5gFBkfY]john lennon just like starting over - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    So where do you think my screen name comes from?

    Actually I'm not a huge fan of his solo work. Its ok to me but not great.
     
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    This is one of my favorite Lennon songs


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7ABWbnuQhk]The Beatles - You're Gonna Lose That Girl - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I din't like it when John dumped Cynthia for Yoko ono
     
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    might as well give it a listen then, eh...?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnpil_pRUiw]The Beatles-I am the Walrus(BEST QUALITY) - YouTube[/ame]

    btw... Lennon claimed he wrote the first two lines on separate acid trips.
     
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    Apparently, they weren't compatible. It's unfortunate, but it happened.
     
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    here's a coupla my fav Lennon solo tunes...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dHUfy_YBps&feature=related]Mind Games - John Lennon - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7ThzeFA8lg]#9 Dream - John Lennon - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    yep... s*** happens... happens to all of us...
     
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    I thought it was pretty cool the way John hooked up with Yoko, who apparently became his muse...

    I just wish he hadn't put a microphone in front of her during the recording sessions...
     

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