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    Where were you 25 years ago when....

    I am sure this has been touched on before so I expect a merge but....

    Where were you when you heard the news? (you know what I am talking about unless you have been living under a rock for the past 40 years)

    I was just over a year old. And I am told that I quite enjoyed being rocked (pun intended) to sleep by atleast one certain british band.
    I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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    7 years old and playing in the snow.

    Quote Originally posted by michiganplanner
    I am sure this has been touched on before so I expect a merge but....

    Where were you when you heard the news? (you know what I am talking about unless you have been living under a rock for the past 40 years)

    I was just over a year old. And I am told that I quite enjoyed being rocked (pun intended) to sleep by atleast one certain british band.

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    east stroudsburg state, lenape hall, room 309 with my girlfriend and her roommate. I remember all of us thinking 'why the he!! would someone shoot john lennon?'
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    Quote Originally posted by Plan-it
    7 years old and playing in the snow.
    Ditto here. Only vaguely remember it being on the news.
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    10 years old, wondering who John Lennon was.

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    Going to Community College, living in an apartment on Main street of a small town. It was cold that winter too. I had to park a block away and walk to my place. I remember coming in from a night class freezing,turning on the TV and seeing the reports.
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    i had just turned 5 setting on multi-colored high shag carpet and just finished watching george of the jungle and the local evening news came on and i remember them talking about john lennon getting killed. I didn't know who he was at the time other than he was a member of the Beatles. And the on reason i new that is that my paternal grandmother blamed them on the downfall of society and refered to them as those "long haired thugs from England."

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    A junior in high school and was consoling my friend who was literally in tears over John's murder (Beatles were his favorite band and Lennon his favorite Beatle)
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    At the fraternity house, in the tv room, stunned from the news. I think the first words out of our mouths were WHAT!?!!??
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    2.75 years old and probably refusing to eat my peas.....yuck.
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    I was 8, and remember it mainly because my older brother was/is a huge Beatles fan.

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    I guess I was -6 at the time.

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    Being a stay at home mom chasing a toddler!!!
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    I was 10 and although I knew who the Beatles were and liked their music, I really didn't feel the impact of the news.
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    I still lived in Louisiana. I was a year out of college and quite aimless. I had come home from a night of drinking beer and smoking bud and saw the news. Quite shocking, but I must admit it didn't affect me much. I loved the Beatles music, but really wasn't tuned into them as people. Within a month of his death, if I never heard "Imagine" ever again I would have been pleased.

    Still can't fathom why he ever married Yoko. Or as we used to call her Yucko Oh-NO
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    5 years old and playing with Legos on the floor our tv room.

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    I was in the car with my brother. We were on our way to high school and picking up some the the neighbors along the way.

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    Sadly, I wasn't even born yet. At least I am able to enjoy his music even today.

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    I was 15 years old, in high school, and just as vapid as 15-year-old girls typically are. My static-y clock radio went off to my (what was then hipster) alternative radio station. It was still dark outside, cold in the house, time to get ready for school. Instead of the usual banter on the radio, they were talking in very somber tones. A chill came over me, and honestly, that was the first time I felt loss. Since then I've figured out that rock and roll is a pretty deadly career choice, with a short life expectancy. Thanks for bringing it up. Nice to remember being so naive.



    Quote Originally posted by michiganplanner
    I am sure this has been touched on before so I expect a merge but....

    Where were you when you heard the news? (you know what I am talking about unless you have been living under a rock for the past 40 years)

    I was just over a year old. And I am told that I quite enjoyed being rocked (pun intended) to sleep by atleast one certain british band.

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    I was 7. I don't remember actually hearing the news, but I'm sure my parents talked about it. Dad wasn't a big Beatles fan, but he and mom always talked about the issues of the day.
    I could probably ask them where they were when they heard the news. I did that for a report on Kennedy, and dad gave me lots of info.
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    It was two weeks short of my 2nd birthday... I was in the process of driving my parents crazy by terrorizing the apartment building in Sun Prairie Wisconsin, running into people and things in a peddle car.

    I did not even know who the beatles where so John Lennon had no meaning to me.
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    i was 16, in high school - i remember feeling bad about it but avoiding the overreactionary classmates bawling in the hallway -

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    I was -7 at the time.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner
    I was -7 at the time.
    Ya know, I am not even old and that kind of makes me sick. Darn kids and their....
    I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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