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Sights and Sounds from the John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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 where he was shot and killed on December 8, 1980 outside his Upper West Side apartment building. Since early today, guitar-slinging mourners have been mingling with tourists, news reporters, and throngs of children on class trips to remember John Lennon.

Strawberry Fields, Central Park
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Strawberry Fields, Central Park
Fans gathered at Strawberry Fields in Central Park this morning.
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Fans gathered at Strawberry Fields in Central Park this morning.
The memorial event, which happens every year, always involves an all-day sing-a-long.
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The memorial event, which happens every year, always involves an all-day sing-a-long.
People gathered around the
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People gathered around the "Imagine" plaque.
A fan plays
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A fan plays "Imagine" on an acoustic guitar.
Just a stone's throw away from the memorial - The Dakota, the building where John Lennon lived on Central Park West. He was killed just outside On December 8, 1980.
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The Dakota, the building where John Lennon lived on Central Park West. He was killed just outside.
Vendors took advantage of the commotion to sell Lennon souvenirs.
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Vendors took advantage of the commotion to sell Lennon souvenirs.
Sometimes it seemed there was more newsmedia than actual mourners at the event today.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Sometimes it seemed there was more newsmedia than actual mourners at the event today.

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Comments [4]

anthony from minnetonka minnesota

he was really super good at singing!

Apr. 07 2012 11:39 AM
cmputrbluu from NYC

THE MEETLES • Don't Let Me Down (We Love You John!) • John Lennon Memorial @ Strawberry Fields http://bit.ly/gdjxBT

THE MEETLES • John Lennon Memorial @ Strawberry Fields • 12/8/10 (complete 58-song playlist!!) • http://bit.ly/id7CVI

Dec. 13 2010 01:55 PM
JEFF GORDON from nyc

John Lennon is the greatest man who ever lived !!

Dec. 09 2010 08:30 AM
J Isaac

An artist here in Nashville named Judson Spence just released a music video honoring Lennon's life. The song was mixed by Steve Marcantonio who was assistant engineer on John and Yoko's last session. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v45dC1ZXpc

Dec. 08 2010 03:22 PM

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