Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 16:48:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: cal godot 
Subject: Re: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 1-2

--- Rose Kaplin  wrote:
> <<< John Lennon's death that morning >>>
> This may be an artifact of time zones: you'd have to be in California in 
> order to be able to go to a seminar on a houseboat in daylight with the
> knowledge that John Lennon had been killed... unless my memory is playing
> old-age tricks, I seem to recollect that the murder took place late in the
> afternoon.

John was killed very late at night, possibly early morning, after a long
session in the recording studio. I heard about it just a couple of hours later,
when friends told me on the way to school (I was a junior in high school I

> Not to swerve from the topic at hand.

Considering that John is mentioned on page one and then throughout the book,
this is decidedly on-topic. (Can we please stop talking about on/off topic

Something I dug up on the net - weirdness:

Throughout his life, the late John Lennon believed that the number 9 affected
his destiny. He was born on the 9th October, as was his son Sean. In his youth,
Lennon would leave his Liverpool home at Number 9 Newcastle Road and get the 72
bus; and he noticed that the bus's two numbers, 7 and 2 added up to 9. Brian
Epstein first attended a Beatles performance at the cavern on the 9 November
1961, and he clinched a record contract for the group on the 9 May 1962. The
first Beatle record Love Me Do was numbered 4949 on Parlophone, and John first
met Yoko Ono on 9 November 1966. The couple later moved into an apartment on
New York's 72nd Street, and again John noticed that the two numbers of the
street, 7 & 2, added up to nine. Of course, John Lennon deliberately wrote
songs with 9 in the title like, One After 909, Revolution Number 9 and Number 9
Dream, but the number 9, which has been regarded as mystical for thousands of
years, continued to feature heavily in the life of the Beatle - up to his death
and beyond. Lennon was gunned down on 8 December 1980, but because of the
5-hour time difference, it was actually the 9th of December in Liverpool when
John died. Shortly afterwards, the body of John Lennon was taken to Roosevelt
Hospital - on 9th Avenue. Within a few minutes of John Lennon's death, a
56-year-old man died in Liverpool's Fazakerley Hospital. His name was also John
Lennon. It was his real name; it had not been adopted. The second John Lennon
died in Ward 9, and Fazakerley Hospital's postal area is Liverpool 9. 

yr pal cal

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
            --Edgar Allen Poe

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