In December of 1980, the world was stunned when John Lennon was killed in New York. Lennon - the ex-Beatle, symbol of the 1960s generation, and peace icon - was murdered in cold blood outside of his apartment.
On October 9, 1981 - what would have been Lennon’s 41st birthday - Imus in the Morning delivered a powerful tribute in his memory. I won't try to describe it; all I will say is that it will make you cry.
I realize that this is very sober material, but this clip demonstrates how good the show was when they pushed humor aside and dealt with serious issues.
(Thanks to NortheastAirchecks.com.)