What was the initial response to John and Yoko's DOUBLE FANTASY, in the period between it coming out and John's murder? - When everyone's feelings would have totally changed (and any criticism of it likely to make one persona non grata). I recall a contemporary...Screen?...review of it, written post-murder, which claimed that some major mag (not Creem itself, to make this 100% clear) had spiked a not too positive review post-the shooting. There's loads here, I'm sure, who were aware of it before the death - and probably a fair number who had bought it already. That whole thing of buying-a-new-release-at-12:01 store parties didn't come along til' Soundscan, I guess...But did some retail outlets put on lower-key events of their own? Did any posters here just show up the first day? Singles-wise, IIRC, it's been found that " Starting Over ", as a single, did well, reaching the Top 10 prior to that Dakota evening...but probably, or actually, had peaked. How far in advance of the LP had it come out? Did anyone here buy it? Leo Sayer was apparently given an eternal beef, anyway!!!!!