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babys 12-8-1980

At 10:50 p.m. on Dec. 8, 1980 in New York City, John Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapman. As that tragedy unfolded, The Babys, a British rock group with a few minor hits to their name, were playing a gig at the Youngstown Agora. A comment on a Facebook page dedicated to photos of concerts at the Agora said the band only played an hour and left the stage after playing a cover of “Baby You Can Drive My Car”.  The next day at a show in Cincinnati, an overzealous fan pulled singer John Waite off the stage and injured his knee. The band played one more gig in Akron before breaking up for good after roughly a 6 year career.

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