John Lennon was shot to death 32 years ago today. Hard to believe it’s been that long. Perhaps one of the more moving moments was when Paul McCartney listened to Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy” on Double Fantasy. You can see Paul trying to hold back his tears. Most of us can’t.
Here’s the video:
And for those who were too young to remember, many of us found out about John Lennon’s death when we were watching Monday Night Football. Remember this was before the Internet, Facebook and Twitter.
He’s still missed today. What would he have to say about the world today? Where were you when you found out?
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Timothy W. Maier is the founder of Baltimore Post-Examiner LLC, which runs the Baltimore and Los Angles Post-Examiner websites. He started out writing music, fiction and poetry and then turned to news writing where he spent the past three decades at news organizations in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. More recently he was the managing editor at the Baltimore Examiner. He now spends time with his family, dogs, and his guitar.