December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died

December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died

by Keith Elliot Greenberg
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December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died by Keith Elliot Greenberg

(Book). December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died follows the events leading to the horrible moment when Mark David Chapman the paunchy, mentally ill Beatles fan calmly fired his Charter Arms .38 Special into the rock icon, realizing his perverse fantasy of attaining perennial notoriety. New York Times -best-selling author Keith Elliot Greenberg takes us back to New York City and the world John Lennon woke up to, and we follow the other Beatles, Lennon's family, the shooter, fans, and New York City officials through the day. Once the fatal shots are fired, the pace only becomes more breathless. The epilogue examines the aftermath of the killing the moment when 100,000 New Yorkers stood in silence in Central Park; the posthumous reunion of the Beatles in the studio, with George, Paul, and Ringo accompanying recordings of their old friend and the undying legacy that persists to this day.

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ISBN-13: 9781617130892
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Keith Elliot Greenberg covered the Cynthia George case for Geraldo At Large. He is a writer whose works include true crime and wrestler Ric Flair?s #5 New York Times bestselling autobiography, To Be the Man, for which Greenberg was the co-author.

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December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rest in peace John Lennon. When i die i want to see you. You are an amazing musician. Keep playing in heaven.
CourtneyBala More than 1 year ago
John Lennon: classic figure in the history of music everywhere. He was a hero and a legend to many people, even while he was alive. People looked up to him. He received a level of respect from many people that will never be matched. Then, one December day in New York City, he died. The city - maybe even the whole world - was shocked into silence. People everywhere were wondering the same thing: why would someone kill John Lennon, the very same man who fought for world peace? That sure didn't seem like a peaceful thing to do. That someone was Mark David Chapman. He shaped the world forever. However, he started out his life loving the Beatles. John Lennon was his role model. The Beatles' records were on constant repeat on his record player. Then, one day, he realized that he would never be as great as John Lennon. He would never impact the world like John Lennon did. Unless, of course, he killed the man. Years passed and Mark David Chapman always had the thought of murdering John Lennon in the back of his mind. He thought that his favorite book, The Catcher in the Rye, was telling him to go through with his plan. So he did. That man alone changed the entire world on December 8th. And that's exactly what he wanted. He wanted to be remembered for doing something drastic in his life. He wanted people to feel something because of HIM, a sad, lonely man that would never amount to be half the man that John Lennon was. December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died follows the lives of many different people on that fateful day. It follows everything that John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Mark David Chapman, even The Beatles' former manager, and many others on their journey through the day that changed the world forever.
Bighead More than 1 year ago
As far as Lennon biographies go, this one seems almost amateurish. Dates and events are gathered and sometimes directly lifted from inaccurate sources. I would not recomend this to the serious reader. Even the title is a little misleading, as the book switches back and forth between Lennon's last day and his life history. The history feels like filler. Almost as if you are listening to a very unsatisfying cover version of a John Lennon album full of bum notes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, i am 12 so ineed a book that is a little bit easier to understand. #2 how long is it? I am a average pase reader, but i don't want to be reading forever. #3 how long it from the begining of the book to the fatal murder? Again i don't wana read about what john had for lunch for 7 pages. Okay if u couod please answere that wouod be nice. My name is amanda if u couod put it in the title box.