December 8, 1980 was the Day John Lennon Died. It's also the title of Keith Elliot Greenberg's book, newly available in paperback from Backbeat Books. Here, Greenberg discusses the Beatles and the events leading up to Lennon's shooting on Off the Meter with Jimmy Failla. This episode has been edited and reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Off the Meter. 

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December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died follows the events leading to the horrible moment when Mark David Chapman – the paunchy, mentally ill Beatles fan – calmly fired his Charter Arms .38 Special into the rock icon, realizing his perverse fantasy of attaining perennial notoriety.   Amazon  Amazon  BarnesandNoble  BarnesandNoble  IndieBound


Keith Elliot Greenberg is a New York Times best-selling author and television producer. He has authored more than 30 nonfiction books. He lives in New York City.

Jimmy Failla is a standup comic, New York City cab driver, and the host of the Off the Meter radio program.

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A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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