The music world lost one of the most influential rock/pop artists of all time and an advocate of peace. 30 years after John Lennon’s tragic death, his life will never be forgotten.
Memorial events to pay tribute to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] will be held today on the 30th anniversary of his death. Fans will gather around the world to mourn the death of the former [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatle[/lastfm], who was gunned down by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mark Chapman[/lastfm] outside his apartment building in Manhattan on December 8, 1980.
In New York City, a tribute is expected at Central Park’s informally named Strawberry Fields and at a memorial garden outside his former apartment. Fans in Lennon’s hometown of Liverpool will hold a candlelight vigil and sing songs at a monument dedicated to him.
A memorial concert called “Dream Power John Lennon Super Live,” organized by his widow [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Yoko Ono[/lastfm], will also take place in Japan to raise funds for deprived children.
“On this tragic anniversary, please join me in remembering John. 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,” Ono said of the day in an official statement.
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