Fans Gather to Honor John Lennon

30 years ago today.

Posted by billd on Wed Dec 8, 2010

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30 years ago today, tragedy struck the music world when John Lennon was killed outside his apartment building in New York. To mark this tragic event, fans are gathering in Strawberry Fields, Central Park today to celebrate the life and legacy of John Lennon, one of the premier songwriters of the modern era.

As part of today’s tribute to Lennon’s life, Rolling Stone magazine has devoted its final 2010 issue to a full-length interview the singer did only three days prior to his death on December 8, 1980. At the time of his murder, Lennon, then 40, had just released what would be his final album, Double Fantasy.

In tribute to her late husband, Yoko Ono told fans, "On this tragic anniversary, please join me in remembering John with deep love and respect…In his short-lived life of 40 years, he has given so much to the world. The world was lucky to have known him. We still learn so much from him today. John, I love you.”

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