october 8th 1980


This post is dedicated to some of my favorite musicians who died too young. Although you’re gone, you live on through your music.

From top:

  1. John Bonham (May 31st, 1948 - September 25th, 1980) - Age 32 - Died from asphyxiation
  2. Rick Danko (December 29th, 1943 - December 10th, 1999) - Age 55 - Died from heart failure
  3. John Lennon (October 9th, 1940 - December 8th, 1980) - Age 40 - Murdered
  4. Dennis Wilson (December 4th, 1944 - December 28th, 1983) - Age 39 - Drowned
  5. George Harrison (February 25th, 1943 - November 29th, 2001) - Age 58 - Cancer
  6. Richard Manuel (April 3rd, 1943 - March 4, 1986) - Age 42 - Suicide
  7. Jim Morrison (December 8th, 1943 - July 3rd, 1971) - Age 27 - Died from heart failure
  8. Janis Joplin (January 19th, 1943 - October 4th, 1970) - Age 27 - Died from a heroin overdose
  9. Brian Jones (February 28th, 1942 - July 3rd, 1969) - Age 27 - Death by misadventure (drowning)
  10. Keith Moon (August 23rd, 1946 - September 7th, 1978) - Age 32 - Accidental Heminevrin overdose

Rest In Peace John Winston Ono Lennon - (9th October 1940- 8th December 1980.) 

I’m going to write about how l feel. But I don’t like how I feel today. I’m sad, I’m angry, and somehow, I feel empty. I wonder, how can I feel this way about a man who has been dead for 35 years? How can I care so much for a man who was murdered 20 years before I was born? What’s incredible about John is that he’s one of those people who have had a massive impact on the world. He didn’t win wars, or rule countries, or invent anything. He wrote songs. But when he did it, it came from the heart and John gave a part of himself to us. We accepted him, although he never accepted himself. And on the 8th of December 1980,someone tried to snatch it. ‘The Devil’s best friend’ as George called him. He wasn’t taken completely though. He’s still with us. And I’ll do my best to make sure he is. Everyday, blogging about him, and talking about him, and thinking about him keep him alive. And I sincerely hope it stays that way because his message is just as relevant today as it was when he was alive.