I was 13 yrs old and very much a Beatles fan.. Not totally obsessed with them because back in 1980 there was still a lot of great new fresh music on the airwaves.. Who would have known then that by 1988 all the great music was written and everything after that year was more sub-standard then what i was raised on. Dont get me wrong, good music been made since then, its just not as abundant as it was once. You can only rearrange 12 musical notes so many ways before all the best ways are used up.
I was an average 9th grader just sitting alone at home on a Monday night watching Monday might football. (yes i just said Monday 2 times) all of a sudden they announced that John Lennon had been shot.. I was thinking humm .. Not good.. Then a while later they announced that he indeed was gone..
As me just being a kid those days my thoughts were of a selfish nature. All i could think about was that there would never be a Beatles reunion. Beatles reunions speculation was huge in the pre-death years of John lennon.. The truth is a man had died that cold Dec Monday night . The world just lost a once in a lifetime songwriter, his sons lost their Daddy forever.