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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2005, 03:53:14 PM »

I have merged the two threads :)

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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2005, 03:53:48 PM »

I don't know how to do links, but its under John called "where were you."
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2005, 05:08:26 PM »

Quote from: The_End
I have merged the two threads :)
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #83 on: October 17, 2005, 04:58:53 AM »

I'm watching Elton John on the Actor's Studio and Elton was talking about the song Empty Garden. He said it's a very emotional song for him and rarely plays it live because it's hard to get through. He said he plays it sometimes in NY as a tribute to John because he felt like he was such a NY person. He also said that John's death was one of the most horrible things that's ever happened because he loved him so much. He made me cry! Anyway, then Lipton asks him if he could do the song and Elton told him he didn't think he could. He did the Border Song instead. Still made me sad. Didn't know where to post this, just wanted to share. I mean, even after he talked about Princess Diana and Gianni Versace you could tell that John's death was the most shocking to him. For some reason. Anyone remember that song? They never play it anymore. I loved it, but it made me cry everytime I saw it on MTV or heard it on the radio.
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #84 on: February 08, 2006, 05:57:39 PM »

I was a child (not interested in music yet) so I can't remember ... but the day in which the whole world kept in silence for 10 minutes my little sister was busy being born so I remember being at hospital but not the world even ...  :-/
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #85 on: February 08, 2006, 08:54:24 PM »

sadly, i was 8 years from being born. weird as it is, my sister was actually born in the morning and he died that night. makes it easy to remember how old she is. but i do wish i was around then. or cared when george died.
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #86 on: February 16, 2006, 04:49:29 AM »

It was 10 years before I was born.
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #87 on: March 28, 2006, 10:47:07 AM »

I was 11 years old and met my friends outside the school. One of them asked me if I heard that JL was shot. I didn't. I seriously thought she was kidding. Till I got home. My mum said it was true. :'(
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #88 on: April 19, 2006, 04:44:02 AM »

I was doing my residency at a New York City Hospital.  I just returned to my on-call room and turned on the radio and heard the news.  All of us went to the physicians' lounge and stayed up all night watching the TV coverage.

We used to take lunch in Central Park.  It was not uncommon to see John and Yoko walking through the park.  John would always acknowledge our waves with a friendly "Hi doctors!"
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #89 on: May 07, 2006, 09:22:42 PM »

hm i wasnt even born :D but when dad told me later on like at he age of 8 >_o about his death i tear up :( but then i just listen to his song as a sololist and not just with the beatles and it helped a bit ^ ^
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #90 on: October 16, 2006, 07:20:37 PM »

As always i was walked to work on a dark winters english morning ,i started work at 7.00am ,my workmate whose house i passed always waited for me, came running up to me ."JOHN LENNON has been shot" he said ,  he`ll be allright i said on he`s dead .I just was not having that he was dead .When got to work the news was on i dont remember what they were saying i was numb .the radio station [bbc radio 1]played beatles and john lennon all day ,there was no reaction from me , i was only 18 i had a beatle maniac for over 5 years lived and breathed beatles ,only the year before i had seen mccartney at manchester both nights, thery were talk of JOHN LENNON touring next year it was a good time to be a beatle fan .
I got home from work the first news came on the t.v. 6.45pm i sat there silent ,i think i must have watched 3 minutes and i cryed , i was devestated i went upstairs to my bedroom i put a record on i normally did, for me that was the day music had died .Allthough it was 26 years ago as you read it was a day i`ve never forgotten and never will .
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2006, 09:44:08 PM »

I had gone to Shoney's restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee for breakfast that morning.  I was buying a morning paper and looked at the headline through the box.  "John Lennon murdered," it read.  I was stunned.  It seemed impossible.  
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #92 on: October 25, 2006, 10:44:43 AM »

I was listening to Hawkwind(!), when my brother came in the room and said that Lennon had been murdered. I simply didn't believe him, and carried on regardless. I was in a state of disbelief and sadness when I found out for sure.
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #93 on: December 08, 2006, 04:30:38 PM »

I was in the 10th grade and it was a school night but I was up late which was unusual, I just couldn't sleep.  My oldest sister was watching The Tonight Show in the next room and I heard 'We interrupt this program for a special report..." and I just knew.  I knew one of them was gone.  I just couldn't believe some BASTARD just murdered John in cold blood and right in front of his wife. How sick is that??? I was so mad! What a waste!
A man that gave so much to the world, a man that was beloved by millions, a man who wanted peace, a man who was enjoying his life, being an artist, a husband, a father...
There's just no words.
Elton's song Empty Garden said it as best as anything.


What happened here
As the New York sunset disappeared
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And now it all looks strange
It's funny how one insect can damage so much grain

And what's it for
This little empty garden by the brownstone door
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And we are so amazed we're crippled and we're dazed
A gardener like that one no one can replace

And I've been knocking but no one answers
And I've been knocking most all the day
Oh and I've been calling oh hey hey Johnny
Can't you come out to play

And through their tears
Some say he farmed his best in younger years
But he'd have said that roots grow stronger if only he could hear
Who lived there
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
Now we pray for rain, and with every drop that falls
We hear, we hear your name

Johnny can't you come out to play in your empty garden

  
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #94 on: December 08, 2006, 06:06:14 PM »

Lyrics that touch the soul ...
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #95 on: January 06, 2007, 10:43:05 PM »

I've got that record...the only one by Elton John I actually have...weird innit :-/
Isn't Elton the Godfather of Julian?
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #96 on: January 07, 2007, 09:17:59 PM »

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[...]Isn't Elton the Godfather of Julian?
You meant Sean, didn't you?  ;)
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #97 on: January 07, 2007, 09:40:13 PM »

Yah's, that'd be corerect
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #98 on: February 15, 2007, 06:04:56 AM »

10 and a half, 11 yrs. old. At home. I told my mom, I 'll bey my brother was freaking out when he heard it.
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Re: Where Were You?
« Reply #99 on: February 21, 2007, 09:02:23 PM »

I wasn't even born yet, but when I became a fan and read a old news article about the death, I was devasteted. I mean really hurt, for real.
 I knew John was dead, of course, but the reading about it.... I think I cried and cursed the damn psyko who did that (shot on the back? Coward! Like I were in the Wild West... :P)... I was 13 at the time.
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