ImagineNEWSBYTESON THIS DAY: 8 December -- 1980: John Lennon shot dead
(BBC) Former Beatle John Lennon has been shot dead by an unknown gunman who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment.
The 40-year-old was shot several times as he entered the Dakota, his luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, opposite Central Park, at 2300 local time. Read full story.Lennon fans mark Beatle's death Music fans around the world are marking the life of former Beatle John Lennon on the 25th anniversary of his death.
(BBC) The singer was shot outside a Manhattan apartment on 8 December 1980 by Mark Chapman, who is currently serving 20 years to life in a New York prison. Read full story.A Final Record
(NYT) TWENTY-FIVE years ago today, John Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This previously unpublished photograph was taken a little more than a month before his death. Read full story.Looking back at Lennon
(USA Today) John Lennon, killed by a deranged fan 25 years ago Thursday, left a towering legacy as a member of The Beatles. But he also enjoyed a fruitful solo career before he was gunned down outside the Dakota apartment building. Read full story.Floral, musical tributes for Lennon 25 years on
LIVERPOOL (Reuters) - Liverpool prepared to honour a famous son on Thursday with floral and musical tributes to mark the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death.
In a ceremony in the centre of the city where Lennon was born and raised, fans and officials will create a shrine beneath a statue of the legendary Beatle, gunned down in New York by a fan in the presence of his wife Yoko Ono. Read full story.Fans remember Lennon, film 'glorifies' his killer
(CTV) While fans the world over prepare to commemorate the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death with a day of love-ins, rallies and book launches, a planned TV special has those closer to the epic rocker feeling somewhat less festive.
"I Killed Lennon," a documentary featuring the man who murdered the Beatles' resident poet and peace advocate, is to be aired on Britain's Channel Four Thursday evening and NBC's Dateline on Friday. The idea of shining the spotlight on Lennon's killer does not sit well with his oldest relative. Read full story.TENSION: All we are saying is ...GRAVITY: Give peace a chanceTags: Current Events, News, music, Beatles