Paul McCartney recently spoke about how he felt the day he found out his The Beatles bandmate John Lennon had been killed. “I was at home. I got a phone call. It was early in the morning. I was in the country… It was so horrific,” McCartney said while on The Jonathan Ross Show. “You couldn’t take it in. I couldn’t take it in. For days, you just couldn’t think that he was gone. It was such a huge shock… It was very difficult. It was very difficult for everyone. That was a really big shock in most peoples’ lives, a bit like [John F.] Kennedy and certain moments like that… For me, it was just so sad.” Lennon died 34 years ago today, on December 8, 1980.
Paul McCartney Reflects on the Day John Lennon Died