Playing tracks by
John Lennon, Funk You Very Much, The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band, Cilla Black and more.
JOHN LENNON MURDER
SIMON BATES TRIBUTE SHOWS
BBC RADIO ONE 9th DECEMBER 1980
37 years ago on the morning of the 9th of December 1980 the UK awoke to the tragedy of John Lennon's senseless murder. America had known since around 1 am but here the time difference meant it was the middle of the night when it happened. Us Brit's woke up to the news over our cornflakes. No breakfast TV back then of course, so the nation turned to the radio for it's coverage. That morning Simon Bates presented a show full of Lennon's music and in the afternoon another show focusing on his years with the Beatles.......... These are those show's.