John Lennon at the Whisky-A-Go-Go, 1974
Not germane to the fiscal cliff battle, but in honor of John Lennon on this, the 32nd anniversary of his death, I present the following story. I will always miss this man

It's 1974, at the Whisky-A-Go-Go on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. I had heard a rumour that John Lennon would show up for the Bobby "Blue" Bland concert that night. I go, park myself in the entranceway clutching my Instamatic. Sure enough, in comes John with an entourage, and I start shooting. This was the only picture that came out.

I approached John in the corner table a little later and asked him if I could take his picture. He shrugged and nodded OK, but the wildman sitting next to him started screaming and cursing at me, so I backed away. That crazy bastard was Phil Spector (the other guy in the photo). So I never got a better shot, but I did manage to take up 3 seconds of John Lennon's beautiful life.

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