Celia asked if anyone could remember where they were 30 years ago when the news of John Lennon’s murder came through on the news.
I was on the school bus going to a netball match. It was about 9.30am and I remember being absolutely stunned. For some years, I had had posters of John Lennon on my bedroom wall rather than the newer faces of the music scene in 1980 (I can’t even remember who they would have been). Music was a very influential part of my upbringing as my parents were huge music lovers and The Beatles and in particular, John Lennon were at the top of their charts.
Only a few years earlier, I can vividly remember my Mum locking herself in the bathroom on the news of the death of Elvis.
When I last visited New York in 2007, I wanted to visit Strawberry Fields in Central Park to see the memorial dedicated to John Lennon. I will always remember that I did.