I was 12 or 13 in 1980. Mom and I had just moved to Kent. I listened to Morning Edition on WKSU every morning.
And, today, 34 years ago, they told me John Lennon had been assassinated.
Considering the weird way that Zappa’s work and that of the Beatles intertwined, I thought it might be worth mentioning. Not to mention that it’s an excuse to link to Zappa’s Beatles medley.