December 8, 1980... the day a piece of MY music died. Hearing Howard Cosell relate the news to the Monday Night Football audience(Patriots vs Dolphins) was like taking a solid hit to the stomach that, in some ways, still has me reeling to this day. Always wanted to visit Strawberry Fields and had the chance recently. Found the late afternoon visit a bit eerie with The Dakota lurking over my shoulder. You got to think the high gables, the balustrades, the gas lanterns burning even in the daytime, and the black iron gates leading into the open interior courtyard lend you that spooky feeling.
RIP John Winston Ono Lennon.