‘Date that will live in infamy’ Dec 8th not Dec 7th

[NOTE: page 2 of this post contains a documentary video]

No disrespect intended, but to many, December 8th, not December 7th is the “Date that will live in infamy“.

The main distinction comes to those born after World War II.

from a John Lennon wall

Candy Leonard writes about it in her article on Next Avenue and explains that on December 8th in 1980, John Lennon was assassinated. To the Baby Boomer generation IT was a date to remember.

Here is a quote from her article:

“Baby boomers, myself included, continue to mourn this man they never met, a man who aspired only to play rock ‘n’ roll but who, between 1964 and 1970, unwittingly became the de facto leader of a worldwide youth movement.”

John Lennon, of Beatle fame first, and activist notoriety last, was “large in life” and is even “larger in death”.

Leonard's article goes into various aspects of Lennon's life…

 

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