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A Good Day to Die, Part 2: Remembering Nicholas Dingley, John Lennon and Darrell Abbott

John Lennon Shoulders

On This Date, December 8th, in 1980: John Lennon was murdered outside of the Dakota building in New York City where he was living. Mark David Chapman shot Lennon multiple times as he signed an autograph for Chapman. John Lennon was 40 years old.

Nick Dingley
Nick’s Favorite Drummer was Neal Smith of Alice Cooper

In 1984: Inebriated Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was involved in a car crash which killed passenger Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, 24 year old drummer of Hanoi Rocks. Neil would spend 20 days in jail and pay $2.6 million in compensation.

Darrell Abbott

In 2004: Former Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered on stage during a performance with his new band Damageplan in Columbus, OH. Abbott was 38 years old.

Thanks To Paul Shaffer’s Day In Rock

Remembering John Lennon, 28 Years Gone

Oct 9, 1940 –  Dec 8, 1980

It’s funny that I was just thinking about John’s passing just yesterday, when I rode a bus by the Dakota Building on my way to the West Side. Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono invites everyone to share their memories of John at This Link.