where were you on December 9, 1980?

A few of us, in Binghamton, New York , stood in a circle and sang this song the day after Lennon died. We were already stunned by an electoral victory like last month’s, but in the reverse direction. We felt that we had just begun the worst of times.

Last night,  Elizabeth reports at my other shop, Yoko One was in Tokyo, memorializing John along with thousands of  Japanese youth too young to remember, but who know the Beatles playbook by heart.  Go see – and you’ll find Ann Northrop and Liza Minnelli, too,

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