Sunday, 16 October 2011

John Lennon Shot

The Sun and Daily Mirror dated Wednesday 10th December 1980

John Winston Lennon, born in Liverpool, England in 1940, was a founding member of the pop group that dominated the 1960’s in the Western World.  The Beatles lasted from 1960 to 1969, after which Lennon had a solo career and moved to the USA where he became active in the Anti-Vietnam War movement as well as other Left Wing organizations – much to the annoyance of successive US Governments who tried to get him deported. 

He was shot outside the Dakota apartment building near Central Park in New York on the night of Monday 8th December.  Due to the time difference between New York and London the Tuesday morning British papers did not feature the story.  The London evening papers did have it, but it was Wednesday morning before the national dailies featured the story.

Violet Carson was a singer and broadcaster that started in radio and the TV. She joined the cast of the soap Coronation Street as Ena Sharples when it started in 1960 and left in 1980. Despite her claim to return she never did and died in 1983

‘De Do Do De Da Da’ a  Christmas number 1? Wrong. After 3 successive number 1’s for The Police it peaked at number 5.  When I looked this up it seems that the title should read 'De Do Do Do De Da Da Da' and appears as such on a picture sleeve reproduced on Wikipedia.  Why am I wasting my life? 

Not quite always time – actually just a bit over 18 years.  In January 2009 all the British stores closed down.

A job in Libya?  What could go wrong?

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