Damned amazing song.
I was a huge Lennon fan growing up.
Late in high school I went to a Baptist church with the high school girlfriend, and a couple years later I was attending what I imagine must be the premiere fundamentalist Christian university.
I was on a cleaning crew there one night when during lunch break one of the others said something like "Did you hear John Lennon was shot tonight?"
I didn't want to sound too interested fear mild fear of revealing some past big time idolatry. So I waited a bit, and said something like "Oh? Shot?"
"Yep. Shot an killed...."
I finished my shift in a daze that may have bordered on coma, came back to my dorm room (FOUR roommates...) and played radio stations definitely forbidden by the university, especially at something like 2:00am.
That was the beginning of the end of high-end religiosity for me. I started reviving Beatles songs on pianos in small practice rooms, sorta kinda begging to get caught performing "worldly" music.
And of course I can remember the scene where "I learned the news today, oh boy" as though it were yesterday.