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 Post subject: When John Lennon Died
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:14 pm 
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Children, let's not argue!

In a few hours, it'll be Frank's 66th Birthday!

Please visit the album section and post your wishes to Frank on the topic:
Frank Zappa's 66th Birthday Card (What You Would Say Ti Him If...) :twisted: :roll: :)


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saw FZ at the Nassau Coliseum around this time. He played I Am The Walrus in it's entirety, and a lengthier Strawberry Fields thing in "What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are" than what's on the album.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:24 pm 
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redunzl5 wrote:
saw FZ at the Nassau Coliseum around this time. He played I Am The Walrus in it's entirety, and a lengthier Strawberry Fields thing in "What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are" than what's on the album.


That was a great show... was that the one in which Hot Tuna opened, which was such a cool surprise. I'd love to hear a good recording of that FZ Beatles series.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:25 pm 
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A few days after John Lennon died was the last time I saw Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band perform live, in Milwaukee of all places.

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I was just returning my copy of Catcher and the Rye to the library

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it's john lennon's birthday tomorrow... (october 9th)... he would have been sixty-nine years old.

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it's john lennon's birthday tomorrow... (october 9th)... he would have been sixty-nine years old.

We all love John! Happy B-Day John!!!
After John was murdered,FZ had bodyguards.Like bald headed John! :mrgreen:

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I was driving with my father and sister to visit relatives in Oregon, we left LA at either 2am or 3am and were driving when they announces on the news that John had been shot and killed, even though my father was no Beatles fan and in his late 50's he knew it was a significant event.


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I realize this is an old thread, but I think I can add a little to it. I was at the December 8 concert in Santa Barbara.

It was my birthday. I had spent the day in Santa Barbara, preparing to move back up there to go to school at UCSB. I had discovered at the last minute that Frank was playing at the Arlington. The Arlington is a great venue. The inside is like an open air mercado in a small Mexican town. There are building fronts on the sides and twinkling stars in the ceiling. So I had to go, and managed to get a ticket.

Frank was in good form that night. Tight music, his typical demeanor. That was until the intermission.

During the intermission, as people milled around outside, there was a rumor that John Lennon had been shot. No other details.

After the intermission, it was obvious that Frank knew. His music was still tight and professional, but he didn't harangue the audience as he usually did. He pretty much just played. I think for everyone, there was kind of a pensiveness. It was just a rumor, but a very sad one.

It wasn't till we got out of the concert that we heard that John had died.


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Small world, I was at the same concert. Our group didn't hear about it until after....we were all sad for awhile, but talked about Frank's performance instead.

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I was watching Monday Night Football. Howard told me.

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Go Gaucho - I was moved by that story from Santa Barbara - an eyewitness account of Frank's reaction to the news, as the audience perceived it.

I was waking up to go to school when we heard the news on the radio - and listened in silence. Both myself and my older brother were Beatles fans, and it made an impression on all. My mother has often talked about that morning around the breakfast table as a special moment that she could never forget.

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