They say the good die young and talented younger. I began my career as a student intern or The Washington Post. But my first really great paying job was at NBC, NY, where I worked for nearly a decade. I was there the night he died.
Years later I took one of my journalism college classes to Strawberry Fields on the 30 anniversary of his death.
It was 40 years ago today Sir John Lennon taught a band to play, they've been in style for all these years so let me introduce to you the man who drove the group for many years... He was one of the greatest in popular music. John was Born: 10/9/40, in Liverpool, UK, and was killed in cold blood on 12/8/80, in New York City, NY.
At 05:20 in, is my John Lennon Obit, which I wrote, edited, and produced for Roger Mudd, for "Hear and Now" on NBC News Radio