Getting out of his car in front of his NYC home to go inside and kiss his son goodnight, John Lennon was shot to death by Mark David Chapman. The deranged fan had asked for an autograph of the ex-Beatle earlier that day and then waited at the Dakota apartment building where Lennon lived with Yoko and his 5 year old son Sean, to murder him.
Now, 30 years later, people remember John Lennon and the music he created. He was 40 years old when he left this world, and would be 70 today. Luckily music never dies.
People gathered Wednesday at Central Park’s Strawberry Fields to commemorate the death of John Lennon, the Beatles member and legendary music icon who was murdered exactly 30 years ago outside his apartment building in Manhattan. The section of Central Park is dedicated in Lennon’s honor, and the mosaic shown in the photograph above bears the word “imagine,” the title of one of Lennon’s most well-known songs.
Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, who was often misunderstood by rabid Beatles fans and blamed with breaking up the band, wrote a message to her late hubby’s fans reflecting upon on what the songwriter would be doing today had he not been murdered so many years ago:
If he were here now, I think he would have shouted so we can all hear it,” she writes. “That truth was important. Because without knowing all the truth of what we did, we could not achieve world peace.
Let’s give it a chance, shall we?
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