Remembering John Lennon: Died On This Day In 1980
Morning, Rat Rock Nation. Davey Mac of the Morning Rat Race and we’re looking back at John Lennon as it is December 8th…the day that Lennon was shot and killed in 1980…a truly tragic moment in the history of rock and roll. John was just 40 years old.
John, of course, is most famous as the leader of the Beatles…the iconic rock band that he was in with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Between “Strawberry Fields,” “All You Need Is Love,” “A Day In The Life,” and more…John was a phenomenal songwriter and musician.
And while the Beatles would break up in 1970…John would continue to be a prolific and successful artist. John had an excellent solo career which produced such legendary hits as “Imagine,” “Instant Karma,” and more. He had just put out the album Double Fantasy, in fact, before he was gunned down.
The world of rock lost one of its true genius and heroes on December 8th, 1980. But John and the Beatles’ music lives on. Check out the videos below. And rest in peace, John Lennon.
– Davey Mac
Howard Cosell announces on Monday Night Football that John Lennon has been shot and killed.
Interestingly enough, John has made an appearance on Monday Night Football a few years before where he stated he loved American football.
John’s music video for his legendary track “Imagine.”
The Beatles’ new song (and final John Lennon track) “Now And Then.”