On this day that marks the 30th anniversary of his murder in my country, I kind of refuse to say passing or death, in acknowledgement of our policy that sees us have more personal weaponry than the rest of the world combined, where a man with a past like Chapman can purchase a firearm, but, there again, who am I to say, maybe we need these weapons, we appear to think so anyway. And maybe the top 2 per cent of this countries income earners, fatter than ever before, do need an extended tax break, truly, who am I to say, but I digress. Part of what brought so many of us to our knees that night who had grown up with the Beatles was John's humor, and the knowledge that we would never, ever see it again.
Effin Guns....and Effin Super-rich people hanging on to every little penny...god forbid they should be taxed to help the less lucky...I'm glad i was in hamburg when I learned of John's MURDER....it would have added insult to injury to hear it from howard Cosell's smarmy nasal voice, like most of my friends in America ( 'a sad note from the entertainment world')....Cosell first didn't want to announce it an interupt the flow of the game!!!!!!