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35 years - 8th December 2015
24 November 2015
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Can it really be 35 years since John Lennon was shot in NYC? 

24 November 2015
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To me, it's really weird that (assuming some horrific, unlikely accident doesn't occur in the next two weeks) Sean Lennon will have outlived John this year.

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24 November 2015
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Still a hole in the heart, isn't it.

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24 November 2015
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Yes, it's sad.

I often wonder, however, if John would have been alive now (or even a decade or more ago) in any case, given the concentrated excesses of his earlier years and his self-destructive tendencies. His face looked decidedly pinched and ravaged in his last year or so - certainly older than his forty years. It's hard to imagine that he wouldn't have had some significant medical issues in his later life.

Still, it's a terrible waste of a probably-still-great talent.

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I try not to think of it. Certainly wont be doing anything for it on the day.

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Necko said
To me, it's really weird that (assuming some horrific, unlikely accident doesn't occur in the next two weeks) Sean Lennon will have outlived John this year.

Sean has outlived John since the day John died. 

I didn't know December 8th was something Beatles fans even celebrated, though I guess on George's tenth anniversary of his death I celebrated by taking a day of silence. That's not something I'll ever do again, though. It's too hard and not really worth it.

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I celebrate the day of a person's death because I'm Catholic. Dead people aren't here to eat cake on their birthdays. They've gone on to better things.

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Expert Textpert said
I celebrate the day of a person's death because I'm Catholic. Dead people aren't here to eat cake on their birthdays. They've gone on to better things.

Might eat cake where they are.

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24 November 2015
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They might. ahdn_george_08

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Expert Textpert said
I celebrate the day of a person's death because I'm Catholic. Dead people aren't here to eat cake on their birthdays. They've gone on to better things.

Many people believe that the day of death is much more important than the day of birth.

I have mixed feelings about it, though. Being born is a very big accomplishment. The only reason people don't think about it that way is because they don't remember it. Not everybody makes it out alive, and I would assume it's a pretty hard and stressful happening.

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Everyone deserves cake, whatever their mortal status.

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I received an email from the Beatles Museum Alkmaar (the Netherlands) today. Apparently, they're the biggest Beatles museum in the world. Anyway, they're opening a new (and permanent) John Lennon exposition on 8 December. It's all the way across the country, but I might go. I've never been there, so it might be a nice day to go and celebrate John's life, as well as the lives of the other Fabs, of course.

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Cool, JPM-Fangirl. If you get to go, please give us a report.

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Expert Textpert said
I celebrate the day of a person's death because I'm Catholic. Dead people aren't here to eat cake on their birthdays. They've gone on to better things.

For me, when it comes to musicians that I like death days come 'round, I prefer to just remember their legacy and listen to the music, and maybe do some research on whatever person it is.

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I celebrate birthdays and remember death days. Gives you twice as many days to remember the person's life and legacy (read: gives me an excuse to have two going-potty-on-George Harrison -days). a-hard-days-night-john-1 

Anyways, yep, I will be remembering John on his anniversary-of-dying as well as his anniversary-of-birthing... I will probably listen to an album or two and draw him all day long or something like that. 

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I don't see any wrong way to remember someone. Whether it's their birthday, the day they died or on the Winter solstice. As long as they are remembered. As I've said before, on any day of a Beatle's remembrance, I get out my compass to make sure I'm facing Liverpool and hoist a pint to him. It's my little ritual and my wife, God  bless her, totally gets it. 

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Sparky77 said
Can it really be 35 years since John Lennon was shot in NYC? 

Yep.

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I just saw a TV interview with Jack Douglas on The Tomorrow Show from the day after John was shot. For the first time I think I really felt the loss and devastation. You can just see how lost Douglas was. He had been out wandering the streets all night.

I was 10 when John died and my parents weren't fans, so I never really felt the loss. I hardly knew who he was at that time even though we owned Let It Be .

If you want to be really depressed and feel what it's like to suddenly lose your biggest hero, just watch that interview. It's written all over his face. So sad.

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Remember the moment.........

6.am. freezing my arse off in an MG Roadster.........About to pull out onto the Missenden by-pass and head for London...........Lennon already being played, which I'd thought was lucky until during the break the DJ explained why.........

I remember fear when JFK died.......Extra hugs from all the mums at the school gates in case the bomb fell.........

Diana came later with the abruptness of a closed and unfinished serialisation.......And the thought that if it can happen to her! Mortality.......Sad for her kids but not a personal sadness........

'Meanwhile back'.......the A40 to London was a blur of emotion and loss......... and a need to talk with someone else who'd grown up with, loved and lost The Beatle's and now John......

 

A few days later it struck me how Julian had been shut out during John's life and had now been excluded from whatever end his remains were given.

Poor little sod.   

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