NYC Radio Sounds From the Night John Lennon Died

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34 Years ago yesterday (December 8, 1980) John Lennon was shot and killed in New York. The night he died, someone created a collage of FM radio in NYC, picking up the city's reaction to his death on the airwaves. The six-minute recording captures almost every station either playing a Beatles song, or talking about his death. The recording also documents distressed listeners calling in to stations to share their feelings - “I can't think of anyone who deserves more to live for what they have given us”.

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It’s a pretty emotional and powerful recording, take a listen below.

The sound clip was originally posted by WFMU in 2005, but it was recently brought to our attention by Kottke.

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