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The 1980 John Lennon Vigil
At the KDF Radio Station on Second Avenue in Nashville TN
just days after the death of John Lennon from The Beatles
Related John Lennon Death & Vigil
Video Coverage from New York City, NY
The Piggies playing Beatle Songs
on the 103-KDF Rooftop, December 14, 1980
including a large crowd of John Lennon fans
Pictures by Nick Archer
Part 1: Eyewitness News (New York) coverage of
singer/songwriter John Lennon's death & vigil in 1980
My T-Shirt From The Vigil
Our Memories of the John Lennon Vigil in Nashville
By Pat Adams & Cynthia Harrington

The Nashville "John Lennon Vigil" was held on December 14, 1980, about a week after the
tragic death of Beatle, John Lennon. The vigil was held on the grounds of the 103 KDF radio
station; Nashville's rock station back in that day. John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were
on their way home from a recording session in the evening when John Lennon was  gunned
down entering the Dakota Apartments in New York City, where they lived.

Nashville was one of the cities that participated in this worldwide event. At 2pm New York
time and 1pm Nashville time, there was a ten minute silent prayer at the request of Yoko Ono
Lennon. A large crowd, still in shock, gathered in silence during the ten minute vigil. TV
cameras scanned the crowd, including one that was part of a nationwide broadcast.

Local band The Piggies honored the music of John Lennon and
The Beatles on the rooftop of the KDF radio station studios.

My wife, Cynthia and I had just gotten married; happy days turned to into sad.
We attended the vigil and these are our memories of it, 39 years later (2019)
Images of my t-shirt that I purchased
at the John Lennon vigil. I still own
this t-shirt. It has a John Lennon arm
band on the sleeve (below).
Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts
A picture of the Dakota Apartments
in New York City in the 1980's, taken by
TennesseeConcerts photographer Pat Adams
Related TennesseeConcerts pages:

Nashville Banner (John Lennon newspaper) page
Link:
www.tennesseeconcerts.com/newspapers7

New York City / John Lennon page
Link:
www.tennesseeconcerts.com/newyorkcity
Part 2: Eyewitness News (New York) coverage of
singer/songwriter John Lennon's death & vigil in 1980
Part 3: Eyewitness News (New York) coverage of
singer/songwriter John Lennon's death & vigil in 1980
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Imagine - John Lennon live in New York City
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