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003 John Lennons Murder: Mark David Chapman, MK-Ultra and The CIAs Ongoing War Against Rock
For many baby-boomers whose formative years coincided with the Swinging Sixties, a mild Monday in early December will always be remembered as the day the music died. In New York, the enigmatic, charismatic - and frankly often loony - ex-Beatle John Lennon staggered into the entrance hall of the Dakota, the exclusive parkside mansion block that had been his home for nearly eight years. The cassettes of a new song the year-old had just recorded, called Walking On Thin Ice, clattered to the floor as he collapsed - blood flowing from four gunshot wounds. Autograph hunter Mark Chapman gets a signature from John Lennon outside his elegant Dakota apartment building in New York where hours later he gunned down the former Beatle. Lennon had been heading home late from work and was hoping to catch his five-year-old son, Sean, before he went to bed. Yoko hurried on ahead, nodding blankly at a stranger in the shadows there were always fans and hangers-on lurking outside the Dakota for a glimpse of their hero.
Bresler begins by questioning the "lone nut" theory. Since , 15 men and 2 women have attacked "nationally prominent political leaders in sixteen separate incidents. Mark David Chapman was never found to be legally insane. Bresler offers the possibility that "Lennon, the politically most active rock star of his generation Bresler quotes the late radio journalist Mae Brussell, who broke the Watergate story 2 months before the Woodward-Bernstein expose'. Brussell had no doubts: "It was a conspiracy.
This topic is about The Catcher in the Rye Enigma. Aug 19, AM. On February 9, , The New York Times ran an article stating Mark David Chapman was preparing to plead insanity at the upcoming trial in which he was accused of murdering John Lennon. On other occasions he would stand up excitedly and shout to everyone in the court, imploring them to read the novel. There is also an urban legend which says John Lennon himself was in the middle of reading the novel the week he was killed.