I'd say it feels like yesterday but December 8th 1980, the day that John Lennon was murdered, feels like a long long time ago though obviously I have very accurate memories of the day. It was a school day and I got up quite excited to find back to back Beatles records being played on Radio City until the run of three songs ended and they gave out the news that John had been gunned down outside his home in New York. It was a horrible day but I still had to go to school and I remember the rockers in the school laughing at the Beatle fans and I never liked them anyway 'cos they liked Rainbow and Judas Priest, wore crap patches on their coats and they stunk of Patchouli oil. Later on in the evening it was Granada Reports with Tony Wilson being, from what I remember, not being quite complimentary about John and the clip that seemed to be getting played and played again on TV was the Let It Be rooftop session. And those are my main memories of a sad day. Radio City playing back to back Beatles hits, the smell of Patchouli and John Lennon in his fur coat on the roof of Apple singing Don't Let Me Down.
It would be good to hear what other people remember.
Needless to say I never photographed John Lennon so we'll have to make do with some fake ones.