Today (Dec. 8) marks the 34th anniversary of the tragic loss of John Lennon at the hands of Mark David Chapman in 1980.
“It was so horrific and I couldn’t take it in,” Sir Paul remembers. “For days, you just couldn’t think he was gone.”
He remembers he got the bad news via an early morning phone call while he was at home.
Thinking back to Champan, he points out how the killing was not politically motivated — a “total random thing” from “the jerk of all jerks.”
Chapman pleaded guilty to second degree murder and remains imprisoned, having been denied parole in August.