A show originally broadcast in 2006.
December 8th, 1980 was the night John Lennon died.
While most were watching Monday Night Football, I remember I was watching a hockey game (it's a BETTER game!) on TV with a buddy when the phone rang and another friend told me John was shot.
I quickly put the stereo on to WNEW-FM, then the best rock station in the world, and Vin Scelsa was playing Springsteen's "Jungleland".
My heart sank, I knew instinctively we had lost him!
In this episode, I decided to play songs ABOUT John, as a little cottage industry has sprung up regarding that.
And as it turned out, I didn't have enough time to even play what I brought to the station with me.
I remarked that there was a great shortage of songs about George Harrison or his death.
None I can think of really.
Maybe that is because it didn't come so suddenly and in such a violent fashion.
But with intentional irony, I mentioned even George had written a song for John, and of course we will open with that.
And I'll have the other usual surprises I hope you have come to expect.
Rest in peace, George and John.
We are diminished by your absence.
Here are the links to listen to thoughts & songs about John, at Mike Pell Rockollections: