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Cuthbert Allgood

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December 8, 2021

John Lennon was killed 41 years ago today

I know we just came off of Pearl Harbor which is a major historical event, but the killing of John Lennon left a huge impression on me. I am about as old as you can be and still be Gen X. I was a freshman in high school when Lennon was killed. We had choir rehearsal that night. I remember most of us being devastated. I was 4 when the Beatles broke up, so I don't have that moment in my memory, but they were still a big part of my musical youth. And I loved Lennon. I had just bought Double Fantasy (vinyl, of course) and had listened to it so many times already when Lennon was killed. I also am one of the few that liked the Yoko Ono songs.

So. Anyway. Today brings a lot of memories of grief back to my mind. And a fondness for a musical genius taken too soon.

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