A Slice of Music History: Radio the Night Lennon Died

September 2, 2006

I just found this interesting slice of musical history via del.icio.us:

NYC Radio the night John Lennon died (mp3 from WFMU blog)

It’s a dial scan of the radio on the night of 8th December 1980 and it’s one of the more unusual pieces of interneticana I’ve come across recently. Sure, there are parts of a bunch of Beatles and Lennon songs on there, as you’d expect, but what’s even more fascinating are the occasional clips of news reports and phone-in shows which chronicle the reactions of the fans and media of the time.

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