This post originally appeared on my now-deleted blog, You Learn Something New Every Day (Almost)!
The 29th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination is December 8th. Doing some late-night research, I found a detail I'd somehow missed about his tragic shooting by Mark David Chapman.
John Lennon was shot, four times, in the back.
I'd always assumed he was shot in the chest, because of the probably-apocryphal story that before firing, Chapman called out "Mr. Lennon?" which presumably would have made Lennon turn to face him. But apparently, Chapman himself said he never said that.
Well. In the past twenty-four hours, I've written entries for all three of my active blogs. I'm going to bed...
But I'll leave you with Elton John's tribute to his departed friend.
Thanks for your time.