It was 40 years ago todaymain
I was working on BBC Newsnight, then a new show, when word came through that John Lennon had been assassinated.
Couldn’t believe it.
Some part of me still can’t.
As John O’Hara said long, long ago: ‘George Gershwin died on July 11, 1937, but I don’t have to believe it if I don’t want to.’
The Royal Liverpool Phil are streaming three concerts this week in his memory. £50 tickets are selling fast.