Friday, December 09, 2005
A flat above a hairdressers on Manchester Road in Southport, a quarter of a century ago.
R stumbles into the bedroom, in the dark, in the cold, and announces: "John Lennon's been shot."
Neither J nor I can believe it.
Nothing is official until it's been confirmed by the BBC, but this is all over the radio.
Soon that Godawful "Woman" will be Number One.
Another Girl Another Planet - The Only Ones
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers
Babylon's Burning - The Ruts
Can't Stand Me Now - The Libertines
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Hard To Explain - The Strokes
How You Remind Me - Nickleback