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Sonic attack in Cuba, Mueller probe under fire, John Lennon 1980 & other stories

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We will look at the Mueller investigation under fire……US diplomats hurt in Cuba and no one knows what happened…..Franken is out but is it he really out?……..Alabama is looking better for Moore but he will have problems once he gets to the US Senate…….John Lennon 1980…..plus other stories of the day…………

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Source: Sonic attack in Cuba, Mueller probe under fire, John Lennon 1980 & other stories 12/08 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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December 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

1981: John Lennon’s “Just like starting over” is # 1 this week

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A month after his unfortunate death, John Lennon’s “Just like starting all over” was the # 1 song on Billboard USA.   

It was first hit in 5 years!   His LP “Double Fantasy” was also at the top of the charts.

I remember buying a copy of this song a week before Lennon’s death.   It sounded great.   It was wonderful to hear Lennon do a pop song again after that long retirement.

The LP included a couple of other good songs:  “Woman”, “Watching the wheels” and “Beautiful boy”.    

Here is the song:

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January 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

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A few more thoughts about Cynthia Lennon

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We learned yesterday about the passing of Cynthia Lennon, or John’s first wife.   This is fascinating from The New York Times obituary:

“Cynthia Powell was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, on Sept. 10, 1939. She was married four times, most recently to Noel Charles, who died in 2013.

Julian, who is also a singer and songwriter, is her only immediate survivor.

On the last page of “John,” Ms. Lennon wrote that if she had had another chance, she would have lived differently.

“If I’d known as a teenager what falling for John Lennon would lead to,” she said, “I would have turned ’round right then and walked away.”

Indeed, her life with John was very complicated.

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April 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

RIP Cynthia Lennon

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Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s ex-wife, died….she was 75…….many of us remember Cynthia next to John Lennon when The Beatles came to the US or in other of the group’s big events…..they met in Liverpool before the group was famous…..the marriage broke up when Yoko met John in 1968……..I always had a nice impression of Cynthia…….RIP Cynthia…..I’d bet that there are lots of people who remember you today….click to read:

http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/04/rip-cynthia-lennon.html

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April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm

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1970: We remember John Lennon’s “Instant Karma”

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January 27, 2015 at 7:30 am

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What were you doing the night that John Lennon was shot?

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December 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

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A Monday morning look at the world

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December 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm