Forty years ago tomorrow, I got up to get ready for school. My mother had Good Morning America or Today or one of those on in the living room, which is when I learned of what happened forty years ago today. John Lennon, shot dead in New York City.
It would be many years before I would finally warm up to the Beatles' music and the enormity of the act of cultural assault that Mark David Chapman committed that day.
Here is John Lennon.