October 9, 2010 would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of his death: On December 8, 1980, Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan outside his home at The Dakota. Here's WNYC's tribute to the Beatles star who was born in Liverpool, England, but called New York City home.
On December 8th, 1980 at 10:50 P.M., John Lennon was murdered outside his apartment building by deranged fan Mark Chapman as Lennon returned from his recording studio. Thirty years later, New Yorkers are still commemorating the Beatle that made our city his home. Here are some ways to remember Lennon ...
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, fans gathered at the Strawberry Fields Lennon memorial in Central Park, just 100 yards from the place he was shot and killed on December 8, 1980. Listen to their words and check out a slideshow of the memorial.
My father worked on an apartment renovation in the Dakota in the late 1970s. That's when we met John and Yoko. I distinctly remember my father having such fond memories of them. He'd never really been a Beatles or John Lennon fan per se. My father was older than John and Yoko, from the generation before — Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington. Still, he always had nice things to say about them when he came home at night.
On December 8th, 1980 at 10:50 P.M., John Lennon was murdered outside his apartment building by deranged fan Mark Chapman as Lennon returned from his recording studio. Thirty years later, New Yorkers are still commemorating the Beatle that made our city his home. Here are some ways to remember Lennon around town on Wednesday.
I find it so hard to believe that I, today, am older than John Lennon was when he was murdered on that December night in 1980. By the end of his 40 years, Lennon had accomplished so much; he was and continues to be an undeniable cultural force.
When filmmaker Michael Epstein decided to take a fresh look at the life of John Lennon, he knew that New York City would be his backdrop. Epstein says one of the most important things to tell the story of a person's life is geography.
In honor of John Lennon's 70th birthday, we dove into WNYC's audio archives and came up with these classic recordings of The Beatles talking to the press.