John Lennon was murdered. Some of my earliest interests in rock music involved the Beatles, or at least their later work. I think I had just picked up the 7" single "Just Like Starting Over/Kiss, Kiss, Kiss" not long before he was shot. That incident made playing that record bittersweet to say the least. While I tend to view the Beatles and a lot of their post-breakup work as over-hyped, there is still a place in my heart for many of the tunes John wrote and performed.
Note: I very badly typoed the headline last night. It's fixed.