Dee Snider Recalls John Lennon Death and THE BEATLES Tragedy

Dee Snider, the lead singer of TWISTED SISTER, talks about the great tragedy of the music world and The BEATLES, the assassination of John Lennon.

Dee Snider, the actual name Daniel Snider, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor born in 1955. Dee became very popular when he joined the TWISTED SISTER band in the early 1980s and was ranked among the top 100 metal vocalists of all time.

Dee Snider spoke to The French Connection recently. During the conversation, TWISTED SISTER‘s guitarist and presenter of the podcast Jay Jay French talked about the murder of John Lennon.

Jay Jay asked: “I want to bring you back a little bit – the 40th anniversary of Lennon’s assassination.”

As you know, John Lennon was assassinated and killed by a “fan” of The BEATLES in 1980. This sad news affected the entire music world and ended the young star’s career at a younger age.

 John Lennon and his killer Mark David Chapman

John Lennon and his killer Mark David Chapman

About 20 years ago, Dee was sharing an apartment with Suzette, his brother Matt, Matt’s girlfriend, and many dogs. He said they were just sitting at home and suddenly saw that tragic news on TV.

He said that he was shocked when he heard the news and that it was a big surprise for him.

“Someone must have called me, maybe even you, that afternoon – I just remember that I was devastated.”

He added: “It’s a big surprise. I mean, not that he didn’t mean that much, but the last time I did it was he was influenced by an existentialist, so to speak, he was Kennedy when he was a third-grade kid.”

He says he started crying after hearing the news and didn’t remember what happened.

“I remember crying about it. I remember little John saluting like a little soldier, and here is this person who looked big in my life, of course, and I was feeling a loss. I think we went.”

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Steel Panther
The Real Reason Why Lexxi Foxx is No Longer in Steel Panther
Iron Maiden
What We Know About Iron Maiden’s New Album “Senjutsu” So Far
Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar Plans to “Blow People’s Minds” in Las Vegas
Twisted Sister
Jay Jay French Thinks Twisted Sister Reunion is Possible
Biz Markie
The 10 Best Biz Markie Songs of All-Time
Ace of Base
The 10 Best Ace of Base Songs of All Time
Aretha Franklin
The 10 Best 70s Soul Albums
Boyz II Men
The 10 Best Boyz II Men Songs of All-Time
Nita Strauss: "I don't know anything about PINK FLOYD"
Alice Cooper Reflects on John Lennon
Clapton, Harrison, and The Duel for Layla
Dagnasterpus Crawlin With Vipers Tree Adams
Interview With Dagnasterpus’ Funky Genius, Tree Adams
Townes Van Zandt and the Truth of Pancho and Lefty
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Conway the Machine
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Tinashe
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Goldlink
Getty Images
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Snoh Aalegra