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My Memories of John Lennon


The murder of John Lennon 30 years ago today is my first memory of a news event.  I was quite young at the time, but I vividly remember telling a grade one class mate at St. Cecilia's that a Beatle had died.  I can even visualize the coat rack behind which I made this statement.

Somehow, I knew this was a big deal and I understood the severity of the situation.  I had a sense that the Beatles were important and the death of one was a sad and significant event.  Even to a six year old, Lennon's death transcended the world of music.

What would Lennon have created had he lived the past 30 years?  One can only imagine...

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