NEW YORK — Fans recalled John Lennon with flowers, candles, and tunes Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle’s death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building.
At Central Park’s Strawberry Fields segment, which will be steps from where he had been shot and is devoted to Lennon, photographs of this star ringed the inlaid”Imagine” mosaic, together with a magazine, even a little tree along with other memorabilia, as musicians played nearby.
It was Dec. 8, 1980, once the world-famous musician was with his wife, Yoko Ono, also was captured by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
At the moment, The Associated Press reported, “Lennon and his wife were walking during the Dakota’s large, arched entryway roughly 10:50 p.m. when a man approached them and fired five shots from a .38-caliber pistol. Lennon yelled is taken’ and awakened a couple of steps to the building and dropped.”
The anniversary has been marked on social websites by Ono, in addition to by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two surviving members of this quartet which made up the Beatles.
“The passing of a loved one is a hollowing encounter. After 40 decades, Sean, Julian, and I miss him,” Ono said, speaking to Lennon’s two sons.
She also emphasized the cost of gun violence, submitting a picture of Lennon’s damn eyeglasses and record the number of individuals she stated has been murdered by firearms in the U.S. because of his passing.
McCartney and Starr both created articles with pictures of them in their younger days together with Lennon.