Remembering John Lennon, Dec 9, 1970 to Dec 8, 1980. This is probably my favorite from among his solo songs. (Notice Ringo on drums! Produced by Phil Spector!) John is just as much of an inspiration to me today as he was when I was a little boy. I so clearly remember being devastated when he was assassinated when I was in 8th grade. I hung a huge John Lennon poster on my parents’ front door (and they let me).