Yes, I heard Howard Cosell's emotional announcement.
In August, while in Manhattan, we happened to visit this location. Not intentionally, but after leaving the Museum of Natural History, we strolled along the outer perimeter of Central Park in an effort to find a subway station to get us to Times Square.
Strangely, while the rest of the city was active and full of the sounds of city life, this corner was quiet, muted and just had a very somber vibe. It was as if it was in a little bubble of its own.
For me, what stuck with me the most about John Lennon was that he knew he was not perfect and never seemed to be full of himself with fame and fortune. Quite the opposite.
Like the man or not, he made a difference.
I don't know what impact he would have had in the past thirty years, had he lived. Based on his past, I'm sure he would have still been speaking out through song.