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walktall2010
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« on: December 08, 2010, 02:53:16 pm »

John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City 30 years ago today -- December 8, 1980. Where was John Mellencamp when it happened?

"I was standing in the underground parking lot in the
Chateau Marmont [hotel] in Los Angeles. Some guy that worked for me
ran up and said, 'Hey, John Lennon just got killed.' I couldn't
believe it. Then it was on the news. Everybody went out and ate sushi
and talked about it. We ran into some other musicians at the sushi bar
and talked to them about it. One of them was John Sebastian of the
Lovin' Spoonful."
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 04:57:30 pm »

I remember where I was....my clock alarm woke me up with the news.  All I could think about was my best friend from school who had moved away.  John Lennon was to her as John Mellencamp is to me....only more so.....she followed the Beatles and particularly Lennon from day 1.  I felt SO bad for her, and still do.  She actually secluded herself for many days after.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 12:06:14 pm »

John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City 30 years ago today -- December 8, 1980. Where was John Mellencamp when it happened?

"I was standing in the underground parking lot in the
Chateau Marmont [hotel] in Los Angeles. Some guy that worked for me
ran up and said, 'Hey, John Lennon just got killed.' I couldn't
believe it. Then it was on the news. Everybody went out and ate sushi
and talked about it. We ran into some other musicians at the sushi bar
and talked to them about it. One of them was John Sebastian of the
Lovin' Spoonful."



This is so interesting because when I first read this post I had no idea what the Chateau Marmont was.  Last week, however, I saw a piece on the Chateau Marmont on CBS Sunday Morning!  It's interesting that he was hanging out there!  Quite the place from what I understand...Hollywood elite hot spot!
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 12:15:40 pm »

John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City 30 years ago today -- December 8, 1980. Where was John Mellencamp when it happened?

"I was standing in the underground parking lot in the
Chateau Marmont [hotel] in Los Angeles. Some guy that worked for me
ran up and said, 'Hey, John Lennon just got killed.' I couldn't
believe it. Then it was on the news. Everybody went out and ate sushi
and talked about it. We ran into some other musicians at the sushi bar
and talked to them about it. One of them was John Sebastian of the
Lovin' Spoonful."



This is so interesting because when I first read this post I had no idea what the Chateau Marmont was.  Last week, however, I saw a piece on the Chateau Marmont on CBS Sunday Morning!  It's interesting that he was hanging out there!  Quite the place from what I understand...Hollywood elite hot spot!


i saw that too kyra.  if the walls could talk in that place, lol
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