Monday, August 12, 2013

Lennon Sisters' Father Shot Down in Golf Course Parking Lot 1969


In 1969, the musical group the Lennon Sisters starred in their own variety show, "Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Hour." Six weeks before the show premiered on August 12, the sisters were forced to deal with the shooting death of their father, William, by a deranged fan, Chet Young (a stalker who believed himself to be married to Peggy and that the father stood in the way and had to be eliminated.) Lying in wait, Young shot Mr. Lennon in the parking lot of the (Penmar Golf Course) and two months later used the same gun to commit suicide. The sisters discovered an unopened letter having a cutout of Bill, a picture of a gun pointed at his head, and the words "High Noon" (the time of the murder). (Source, Dr. Doreen Orion, I Know You Really Love Me) In the wake of the murder, "Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters Hour" lasted one season before it was cancelled by ABC.


Penmar Golf Course



Penmar Golf Course


Penmar Golf Course



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