Is Moonlight Shadow about the murder of John Lennon?

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Is Moonlight Shadow about the murder of John Lennon?

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Maybe Mike was influenced by the murder of John Lennon, which might have found a way into the song, but it was not specifically written about it. Mike himself said he doesn’t know exactly, it should be taken without a deep meaning. When Mike was interviewed for the mailing list (see http://tubular.net/articles/95_06.html), this question was asked too. He replied that the song was originally inspired by a very old film called ‘Houdini’, a Paramount picture filmed in 1953, directed by George Marshall with Tony Curtis in the title role. Additional information is available from: http://uk.imdb.com/M/title-exact?Houdini%20%281953% 29. Credit: Goyta’ F. Villela Jr., gfv@brazilmail.com, Gareth Randall, Gareth_Randall@itv.co.uk, Marcus Junglas, Junglas@student.uni-kl.de.

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