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  1. Matt says:

    I always feel sad seeing photos of John in late 1980

  2. Alex of the Bronx says:

    I always consider this time of the year to be almost John season. With the excitment of autumn 1980, John’s birthday, the skywriting over Manhattan, Double Fantasy it was a great time right up to Dec. Even after all these years, raising a family, work, school and dealing with everything life throws at you I still get sentimental at this time of year, but they are great memories , even with such a horrible end. The good far outweighs the bad though.

  3. Cara says:

    Well put, Alex… “John season.” That’s exactly what it is. I’ll never forget his 40th birthday, just as I remember how happy his 35th was… and though there was so much shock and sadness soon after, there’s now a sort of bittersweet poetry about the Fall of 1980.

  4. Delaware Dave says:

    Good commentary, Alex. My feelings exactly. I was 20 years old when it happened. What an exciting fall, the crisp air, “Starting Over” on the radio, wow do I remember that like it was yesterday. John was everywhere, it seemed, and then, was gone. I have always loved the Christmas season, but its always tinged with a bit of sadness now, because I can’t escape the memory of that Christmas season. Not trying to sound like a bummer. I recall talks I had with my father about his generations sense of loss, and hope, over JFK, MLK, and RFK. Keep the pictures of John coming, Tammy.

  5. Tammy says:

    I have no interest in what happened once John stepped out of the car, there is a wall in my mind now. All i think about is the time John was vibrant, and working and the excitement that created. So as i find them, i’ll post 1980 photos, it’s the only few months i knew John as a fan.

  6. Alex of the Bronx says:

    Rock on Tammy

  7. Ishie says:

    Great commentaries and thoughts well expressed.
    There is always a tinge of sadness when I think of John 1980 but that is overshadowed by the wonderful contributions and gifts he gave right up to the mixing of ‘Walking On Thin Ice’. In my mind, there wasn’t a cab ride home …. he is vital & excited and spending time at the Hit Factory. He is back on the charts, renewed, refreshed, happy …. That is how I will remember him and how he will live on.

  8. Lizzie says:

    i agree with you all. i was back in rio, raising a young child on my own, recording backing vocals and jingles to survive, but always on the lookout for john news. i think he looks great and so full of energy. it infuriates me when i read here and there that he looks sick and that yoko wouldn’t let him eat and forced him to be a macrobiotic. and these people call themselves john lennon fans! the one thing that is sad for me is that I WAS IN NEW YORK on a long holiday when he started recording, and i found out through friends. but i had this sort of regret of having bothered him so much hanging outside emi and his home for those years i didn’t want to bother him anymore. it would have been SO wonderful to see him and talk to him as an adult, to show him my little 8-year-old girl…

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