John Lennon: 1940 - 1980
2009-12-08 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 126 Comments

On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed by lone gunman Mark David Chapman. He was 40 years old.

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


this is the dude that created the muppets, right?

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GeometricSexEd
December 8th 2009

75 Comments


RIP

Prophet178
December 8th 2009

6397 Comments


Same day as Dimebag Darrell, weird.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


It's also the birthday of Kate Voegele, Philip Rivers, and Dwight Howard

Blindsided
December 8th 2009

1871 Comments


RIP such a great loss to the world.

random
December 8th 2009

2261 Comments


To a great legend, RIP.

Thor
December 8th 2009

10183 Comments


Mark David Chapman*

jagride
December 8th 2009

2285 Comments


Breaking news from sputnikmusic: john lennon murdered

BenX02
December 8th 2009

427 Comments


RIP.

shablaman54
December 8th 2009

281 Comments


RIP

Geist
December 8th 2009

371 Comments


Cheers to ya, good sir.

I never understood "Rest In Peace", though. I believe it's kind of impossible to rest when one is dead, as rest is taking time between actions, and since there's no action on the other side- well, anyways.

Keep doing that dead thing you do.

Or KDTDTYD.

Yeah.

EVedder27
December 8th 2009

6088 Comments


RIP, such a tremendous contribution to music. And to think he was killed 9 years before I was born.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


sorta weird that jared leto releases his album on the same day lennon got shot

KILL
December 8th 2009

71134 Comments


imagine all the ppl

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jagride
December 8th 2009

2285 Comments


i see what you did there

DiceMan
December 8th 2009

7068 Comments


RIP. Is sorely missed.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
December 8th 2009

10592 Comments


John Lennon died?!?!?!

KILL
December 8th 2009

71134 Comments


no that was john lemon

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


...............

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


I was 17 years old when he got shot. I still remember exactly where I was when I heard about his death. What a sad day it was.
R.I.P. John

XulOnerom
December 8th 2009

1818 Comments


[img]http://www.koi-nya.net/extra/ELE/slowpoke.png[/img]

Lambda
December 8th 2009

2417 Comments


RIP

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Eclectic
December 8th 2009

3302 Comments


I never understood "Rest In Peace", though. I believe it's kind of impossible to rest when one is dead, as rest is taking time between actions, and since there's no action on the other side

Its been around for centuries dude, it stems from the belief that when you die you go to sleep so your soul can rest in the heavens.

"The word cemetery is actually a euphemism: "He has gone to his last rest" from the Greek word koimeterion, meaning dormitory, which stems from the word koiman, meaning to put to sleep."
Obtained from the Dictionary of Word Origins by Joseph T. Shipley (Dorset Press, New York)

Anyways, RIP John Lennon, the world still mourns your death.

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


s.t.f.u. ^

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


What's with all the idiotic comments, seriously.
Guy was a HUGE contribution to the music world and is still sorely missed
R.I.P. John

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PanasonicYouth
December 8th 2009

7411 Comments


maaaaan, 29 years...

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


yeah 29 years since my first girl friend broke my heart ;(
Time is kinda running fast

Smug
December 8th 2009

228 Comments


Va te faire foutre! Casse toi! Enculer une mouche!

aresx
December 8th 2009

298 Comments


Rest in peace john, we all love you

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


qui moi ça ? sorry dude, you are unable to be angry in french lol

PanasonicYouth
December 8th 2009

7411 Comments


Va te faire foutre! Casse toi! Enculer une mouche!


yeah that was completely appropriate

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


héhéhéhé

Smug
December 8th 2009

228 Comments


vas faire foutre a la vache

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


get your pills, you mother fucker

Smug
December 8th 2009

228 Comments


Ta mere la pute. Salope

PanasonicYouth
December 8th 2009

7411 Comments


yep. have fun with your banning.

KieranVandRakim
December 8th 2009

332 Comments


RIP

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


'getting better then

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


"Get stuffed! Break! To fuck up the ass a fly!" Altavista translation of original Smug comment

Smug
December 8th 2009

228 Comments


Ta gueule salaud

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


lolololol

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


heyyyy... 9-1-1 somebody

MUNGOLOID
December 8th 2009

4289 Comments


John Lennon's death was probably the saddest day in music history.

Jethro42
December 8th 2009

12390 Comments


^this

StrizzMatik
December 8th 2009

3183 Comments


RIP. Gonna go listen to "Across The Universe"

Yeah definitely funny timing on Leto's part but I'm pretty sure it was intentional. Did anyone see that movie? Mofucka got FAT.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 8th 2009

23801 Comments


What a guy. At least he went out on the top of his game unlike some other Beatles who shall remain nameless....

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


lol yea and im pretty sure NOBODY saw the movie lol^

AnotherBrick
December 8th 2009

9770 Comments


man the parallels between these 2 guys are pretty damn creepy, anyone else look into any of that stuff?

Relinquished
December 8th 2009

24862 Comments


R.I.P. John Lennon

even though it's 29 years too late to say it.

Jacaranda
December 8th 2009

684 Comments


this is terrible too many musicians are dying this year rip mr lennon

Titan50
December 8th 2009

4588 Comments


Listening to Working Class Hero

Such a loss. God bless

ZeroTolerance
December 8th 2009

434 Comments


This is why Sputnik needs to stop sending news by carrier pigeon.

drasticaction74
December 8th 2009

1727 Comments


The Pelvic WHOOO! Technique!

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dub sean
December 8th 2009

980 Comments


rip

Kronzo
December 8th 2009

991 Comments


who's John Lennon?

JoshIsNumber3
December 8th 2009

151 Comments


This sure is news.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

15000 Comments


joshisnumber3, caring really hard about sputnikmusic news since 90210 BCE

JoshIsNumber3
December 8th 2009

151 Comments


Silly, the world is only six thousand years old.

R6Rider
December 8th 2009

4544 Comments


RIP John Lennon

was this really needed?

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


^i think that question is the source of all the frivolous/disrespectful responses...

talk about your all-time backfires

R6Rider
December 8th 2009

4544 Comments


if your gonna make one for John then why not one for Dimebag? Or Hendrix, Moon, Bonham etc.

DiceMan
December 8th 2009

7068 Comments


What theacademy said.

Relinquished
December 8th 2009

24862 Comments


Silly, the world is only six thousand years old.


4 billion

NebSnurb
December 8th 2009

535 Comments


Yeah this came as a suprise

JoshIsNumber3
December 8th 2009

151 Comments


if your gonna make one for John then why not one for Dimebag? Or Hendrix, Moon, Bonham etc.


Well, people DO that.

4 billion


Prove it.

EverythingEvil2113
December 8th 2009

1279 Comments


been listening to the beatles and his solo stuff all day. wish i could of been alive to see him. all you need is love.

taroo
December 8th 2009

2126 Comments


RIP John Lennon!!

Aaron
December 8th 2009

651 Comments


This isn't news.

Skyler
December 8th 2009

1084 Comments


and... why did this need to be posted?

Nagrarok
December 8th 2009

8170 Comments


I'm sure countless other users, including me, are wondering about that.

TheSmilingCreep
December 8th 2009

137 Comments


john lennon got shot, i think thats news

Skyler
December 8th 2009

1084 Comments


see, the definition of news in that context implies that it happened recently.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


Just as newspapers/news shows will report on a anniversary of a famous death so can Sputnik surely.

It's news, just not breaking news. It's also a tribute.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


it's also sort of uncalled for?

the 29th anniversary? 29's a big one, everybody knows that...

Enotron
December 8th 2009

7695 Comments


Helloooo, it's a reminder that he is STILL dead.

But in all seriousness, John Lennon was a pretty cool guy.

AggravatedYeti
December 8th 2009

7684 Comments


in memorial? c'mon guys, what are you, simple? Dude was arguably the most important figure in music in the past 70 years, sometimes people like to remember how great a person was on the anniversary of their deaths.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


Skyler: and what context are you referring to?

"Newsworthiness is defined as a subject having sufficient relevance to the public or a special audience to warrant press attention or coverage."

Enotron
December 8th 2009

7695 Comments


"Dude was arguably the most important figure in music in the past 70 years"

Maybe a touch of exaggeration there...

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


"the 29th anniversary? 29's a big one, everybody knows that..."

So are you saying that if you knew someone who died you wouldn't think of them come every anniversary of their death?

Klekticist
December 8th 2009

1259 Comments


old news.
but apparently, i am not the first to think of this wise-crack...

RIP regardless.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


So are you saying that if you knew someone who died you wouldn't think of them come every anniversary of their death?


not what i'm saying at all. don't know where that interpretation comes from...

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


"the 29th anniversary? 29's a big one, everybody knows that..."

Pretty obvious really

klap
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

10306 Comments


you guys are fucking tools, if Dave wanted to post a little memoriam, let him post one and just appreciate what Lennon did for everyone here

edit: the guy who posted the earth is 6000 years old is truly lolworthy

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


^ thank you Klap

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


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lol*

pos'd ur review btw, though rating is way off

Enotron
December 8th 2009

7695 Comments


I agree with you, but I don't see how that makes everyone tools.

klap
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

10306 Comments


limp bizkit sweet

not everyone, just the people who are bitching about this being in the news.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


also deviant, that's not what you were arguing at all...you were saying its "Newsworthy" not a personal memoriam

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


I'm arguing more than 1 thing here

CrazyPlane
December 8th 2009

96 Comments


Currently listening to The Beatles.

RIP.

Skyler
December 8th 2009

1084 Comments


edit: the guy who posted the earth is 6000 years old is truly lolworthy


that fact that you got trolled is even more amusing

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


@deviant sorry, my bad.

klap
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

10306 Comments


hey, threads like these are what make my work day fly by

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

31050 Comments


Anyone curious as to whether or not this is "newsworthy" do a quick google news search and see how many articles there are on the 29th anniversary of John Lennon's death.

Enotron
December 8th 2009

7695 Comments


there were a couple of results

Douchebag
December 8th 2009

3624 Comments


"It's also a tribute"

EXACTLY! at least somebody gets the point. Now all you other guys should chill the fuck out and listen to magical mystery tour or something.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


you spin my head right round right round when you go down when you go down down

Waior
December 8th 2009

11445 Comments


edit: the guy who posted the earth is 6000 years old is truly lolworthy


hey now hold up

And yeah, this is a tribute and it's fine. Lennon, you are certainly missed.

JoshIsNumber3
December 8th 2009

151 Comments


edit: the guy who posted the earth is 6000 years old is truly lolworthy


Go belittle someone's beliefs somewhere else, bigot.

Kronzo
December 8th 2009

991 Comments


I'll belittle your face in a minute...

klap
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

10306 Comments


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1295624

rest my case :/

Waior
December 8th 2009

11445 Comments


nah

klap
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

10306 Comments


caleb you respond to me over this and none of my other entreaties? i thought we had something special

MentalityOfA
December 8th 2009

1213 Comments


Why is this news?

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2009

28381 Comments


wait why is this even a debate, he said 'the world' not 'the earth'

Ire
December 8th 2009

41753 Comments


RIP John

CelestialDust
December 8th 2009

3155 Comments


i'm gonna tweet this to all my friends, or should i make it my fb status. so many choices

wexenhex
December 8th 2009

192 Comments


Twitter is the most useless website to ever grace the internet.

John Lennon is/was a legend.

Mark David Chapman is a good MSI song, if your into that sort of thing...

Titan50
December 9th 2009

4588 Comments


Anyone argueing over the necessity over this is a tool

Just shut up and listen to A Day in the Life, fags

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 9th 2009

28381 Comments


^yeah i've been listening to their new record a bunch lately, it's very pop punkish, bit of a guilty pleasure...still their cover of 'Since U Been Gone' is pretty fun

Titan50
December 9th 2009

4588 Comments


shut up

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 9th 2009

28381 Comments


what?

Titan50
December 9th 2009

4588 Comments


not funny

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
December 9th 2009

28381 Comments


i mean, clearly. its sorta pointless. like bumping the thread just when people were forgetting about
how lame this was:

"Anyone argueing over the necessity over this is a tool

Just shut up and listen to A Day in the Life, fags"


AnotherBrick
December 8th 2010

9770 Comments


RIP

BigHans
December 8th 2010

26455 Comments


Fucking RIP

ConsiderPhlebas
December 8th 2010

6157 Comments


Dude used to beat his wife. Great musician, though.

Maniac!
December 8th 2010

26250 Comments


Keep doing that dead thing you do.

Or KDTDTYD.

Yeah.

[2]

DeafMetal
December 8th 2010

8584 Comments


RIP Lennon ruled the world and all beings that breathed.

eternium
December 8th 2010

16332 Comments


Listening to the White Album now.

ConsiderPhlebas
December 8th 2010

6157 Comments


In the last few years of his life Lennon thought the Beatles were a joke.

BigHans
December 8th 2010

26455 Comments


Clearly he was messed up in his later years. I mean, who would bang Yoko with a sane mind?

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
December 8th 2010

15000 Comments


insert unfunny people

Titan50
December 8th 2010

4588 Comments


Dude used to beat his wife. Great musician, though.


It's forgivable when it's Yoko


RIP John. We all miss you

Aphrodisiac
February 27th 2012

1739 Comments


wtf

dimsim3478
February 28th 2012

4840 Comments


I just imagine Dwayne Johnson saying "wtf" with that face.

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