by Alisha Jackson
December 8, 1980 marks a very sad day in rock music history. At 10:50PM, John Lennon was shot and killed outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City while returning from a recording session. Murderer Mark David Chapman shot Lennon four times after calling out his name.
Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first heard the devastating news of John Lennon. Carter Alan was on his way home from seeing Iggy Pop at the Paradise Theater when he heard Oedipus break the news on the radio.
Hear Carter’s story of that night in his Rock Talk video above.