Where were you 25 yrs ago today ?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by buzzbass, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. buzzbass


    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    Where were you and what were you doing when you got the news. Unfortunately, today is the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's murder. It's a day/night I'll never forget.

    I was playing in the 1st of a 3 band show at the Fountain Casino in NJ. It was my Southern Rock cover band, Zebra, & Twisted Sister. We had done our set and were listening to Zebra, when all of a sudden the PA went silent and the club DJ came over the house system and announced the news report. The show did go on, but there was a strange eery mood the rest of the night. Nobody enjoyed themselves after that. It still sends chills up my spine when I think about it.

    Share your stories.................
  2. Actually it was the 8th wasn't it?

    ... and I was a 12 year old bass playing Beatles Fan. I didn't hear till the next day... and don't really remember any details other than my Mother and Aunt cried a lot that Holiday season :(
  3. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    About three months from my parents makin' me.
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I was 9 years old and living in the UK at the time (Leeds).

    I didn't know who John Lennon was at the time, but I felt the weirdest vibe in the air. The radio stations were playing Instant Karma NONSTOP.

    In school, the british kids couldn't believe I didn't know who John Lennon was. Well, the two or three who gave others a hard time for anything. Hey, I was 9 and from Brazil, what did they expect?
  5. buzzbass


    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    You may be right. They were just talking about it on the Stern show, today being the anniversary. I think Dimebag's was last year on the 8th. I'll still rmember what/where I was when I heard of it though. What a waste, on both accounts.
  6. Lennon's murder was 25 years ago this Thursday, December 8th.
    I was in eighth grade. My homeroom teacher was a real cool guy, a former biker and big rock-n-roll fan, and I remember him being shellshocked when he walked in the morning after the shooting.
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I was in 9th grade. Didn't like Lennon or the Beatles really.
  8. I was a Junior in HS and was probably doing my homework.
  9. I was three..
    ..or as I would have put it back then, three dollars..
  10. I was 6 years away from being born.
  11. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I was enjoying my vacation time after successfully finishing my 8th grade. A big picture of John Lennon appeared in all the newspapers. I knew the Beatles because one of my uncles had a copy of the American version of "A Hard Day's Night" and I loved that record when I was a kid, but that was my only knowledge about The Beatles at the time, aside from a Spanish-sung version of "Yellow Submarine" and the recent McCartney hit "Coming Up" from "McCartney II" (BTW, that tune really made me jump from my seat every time I heard it and still like it. I don't know why it seems to be so obscure nowadays). John Lennon's death coverage was what got me really interested on The Beatles. My first purchases were the "1962-1966" and "1967-1970" compilations and after that I became a true Beatles fan.
  12. swimming around in my dad's .... erh... wait... nope, not even that yet
  13. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I was 19 and still p/o'd he let Yoko have a whole album side. (Remeber Albums?)
  14. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    wasnt born then
  15. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    It's December 8.

    I was at home watching Monday Night Football on TV when Howard Cosell started mentioning something about "an unspeakable tragedy." Knowing his flair for the dramatic I wondered, "oh, what is it, Howard? Toupée World is closing?" Then he said that John Lennon was shot in front of his New York apartment and was dead on arrival at the hospital. I was incredibly saddened and dumbstruck at that news. Why? Who the hell would kill John Lennon, I wondered?
  16. I was just wondering, on the official John Lennon site, it says that he was murdered on the 8th, not the 5th. Either or, he should be commemorated, because he was such an amazing musician.
  17. I still had to wait 10 years to get born...
  18. I think the confussion is the fact that it was Monday, Dec 8th 1980

    today is the Monday it happened... it just fell on the 5th this year.
  19. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I was a junior in high school. I wasn't much of a Beatles fan back then, but if you had told me that Geddy Lee died under similar circumstances I would have cried like a baby.
  20. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I was a sophmore in high school. I was at home, probably not doing my homework.