December 8, 1980

On this evening in 1980 I was with a few of my fellow coworkers in a bar in Manhattan when New York City and the world came to a standstill!  The TV stations in New York City broke into their regularly scheduled telecast to announce that on December 8, 1980 at 10:50pm John Lennon had just been shot and killed!!

The person who had professed,”Give peace a chance”, had lost his life at the hands of a deranged young man, Mark David Chapman.  John Lennon was gunned down at the entrance to his apartment on the upper West Side of NYC, The Dakota, with his wife Yoko Ono watching helplessly.

It does not seem like 29 years since that night in NYC when the world momentarily stopped!

Rest in peace, John Winston Lennon.

Take a moment and just “Imagine”!


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