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John Lennon and me

This Saturday (October 9th) is John Lennon's 70th birthday...and since I'm probably Triple M's biggest Beatle/John Lennon fan, I get to play an hour of my favorite songs to pay tribute to him on Saturday night. Listen at 7:00 right before Little Steven's Underground Garage. In 1988, I went to New York to visit my younger brother John, who was living in Manhattan at the time.  We went to the Empire State Building, shopped in SoHo, and one day we took a bus ride and he wouldn't tell me where we were going. Turns out he was testing me, and I passed. When we got off the bus I realized immediately that we were in front of the Dakota Hotel, where John and Yoko had lived, and where John's life tragically came to an end.  Yoko in fact still lived there, but was out of town at the time. I took a couple pictures of the hotel, even though it was creepy to think about what had happened there eight years before. Then we walked over the Central Park to Strawberry Fields, a section of the park that had been rededicated in John's honor a couple years before. Yoko kicked in a million dollars to make the area a beautiful, reflective space. The Dakota Hotel



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10/06/2010 6:42AM
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10/06/2010 4:53PM
Randy
Kitty, I like the blog, and NY's car is cool. FYI, I don't think John Lenon lived in the Dakota Hotel. I'm pretty sure it's just The Dakota; a very expensive private apartment coop. Maybe a long time before John and Yoko came along.
10/06/2010 8:28PM
andrea
Can't wait to hear your picks! When I visited London years ago my very first stop was Abbey Road. I literally got off the plane, got into a taxi and said "take me to Abbey Road!" Yes, I'm a big nerd. Can you blame me?
10/07/2010 11:12AM
Kitty
Randy--thanks for the correction. I'll try to remember that!
10/08/2010 1:46AM
Nick Roberts
Fun fact about the Dakota. They owned more than 1 place in there. They had 3, if I am correct. 1 for living in, 1 for Yoko's business work, and 1 for storage. Also, the ceilings were painted as clouds and sky.
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