Just about a week ago marked the 38th anniversary of the day that John Lennon got shot to death in front of the Dakota Building in New York City. It happened in the evening on December 8th and by the morning the next day it was all over the news. Below are six links about the first Beatle that died and then the weekly MBIP Coming Attractions!
John Lennon's Death, 33 Years Later: A Timeline of Events - This is a timeline of John Lennon’s last day on earth featuring a photo session for Rolling Stone, an interview about his and Yoko Ono’s new album, “Double Fantasy” and a recording session at the Record Plant in New York City.
Paul McCartney Reflects on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It Was Just So Horrific’ - A Rolling Stone article that features a video from The Jonathan Ross Show with Paul McCartney talking about how he heard about John Lennon died and how the news affected him.
How the World Reacted to John Lennon's Death 35 Years Ago - Time magazine recounts various world-wide reactions to Lennon’s death and features their cover from the week it happened.
John Lennon Death Anniversary: 9 Facts You May Not Know About The Beatle's 1980 Assassination - I knew all of these except that the guy that shot John Lennon also thought about killing Walter Cronkite and Marlon Brando. What a creep.
50th Anniversary Flashback: Inside John Lennon’s Long History With Rolling Stone - This article reports Lennon’s long association with Rolling Stone magazine and features the first cover featuring Lennon in 1967 and the last one in 1980 which was shot the same day he was killed.
John Lennon’s Death Announced by Howard Cosell During Patriots-Dolphins ‘Monday Night Football’ Game 30 Years Ago - The world first learned of John Lennon’s death from an unlikely source: Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football. This article tells that story and there’s a video from that evening’s broadcast.
Tomorrow it’s annual Holiday Drink Contest at The Fish House! Fish House bartenders, Katie and Paul each made an original holiday drink last night and myself and Fish House Lounge regular Tom judged them and picked a winner. You can see the holiday cocktails and my Saturday night dinner tomorrow.
Tuesday we continue the 13 month chicken tour and we hit the four month mark as we sample what might just be the most unique chicken parmesan in Peoria, tune in to see where this chicken dish is featured!
Wednesday I’m going to Northwoods Mall to sit on Santa Claus’s lap and this year I’m going to take him a couple presents from Relics Gift Shop.
Then Thursday, Friday and Saturday I’ll be featuring retro photos and backstories from the beginning of the MBIP Blog.
Have a fantabulous and fun Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow for the start of yet another week here on MBIP.