December 8: A Dark Day in Rock and Roll History

29 years ago today, John Lennon was shot in the back 4 times in front of his wife, Yoko Ono.

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He was murdered by Mark David Chapman. The bastard asked Lennon for his autograph 10 minutes before he fired at him.

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For those who do not know, John Lennon was a Beatle. He played rhythm guitar. After the breakup he had a huge solo career. With hits like “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine”.

All he wanted was peace. And those 24 hours after his death, we finally had it for a brief time to mourn this legend.