Celebrating John Lennon's life
The iconic musician was born on October 9, 1940
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On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City. The death of the former Beatle shocked millions around the world. A senseless and despicable act, the manner of his passing was lent added poignancy given Lennon's advocacy for peace and love. Over 40 years on from that fateful night, John Lennon and the band he founded in Liverpool over half a century ago are as popular and revered as ever. Indeed, Lennon lives on in the minds of so many.
Click through the following gallery and be reminded of the life and career of one of the most extraordinary and gifted individuals of his generation.
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