Because I still miss him. Thirty-five years ago, the day the music died.
I didn't always agree with his politics. But he lived his life in the public eye, and he dedicated himself to making the rest of our lives better, if he could.
Everybody else will play Imagine or Happy Xmas (War Is Over) today, so I doubt you need me to pile on. Instead, here's a song from Paul Simon that encapsulates that day 35 years ago.