January 04, 2007

Goodbye John Lennon, Welcome to the 80s

John Lennon was born during the Bombing of Britain, and died at the hands of a mysterious assailant on 8 December 1980 (mirror), at the age of 40. He was an inspiration for the kids a decade younger than himself who became known as "The British Invasion". At an early concert that drew unexpected crowds he was asked what he thought of his young fans. "Look at their teeth," he said, "they're working class heroes".