Remaining Beatles Remember John Lennon On His Death Anniversary

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John Lennon, songwriter, and singer of The Beatles, died on December 8, 1980, after five shots in the back when returning from a recording studio. The tragedy turns 40 this Tuesday and his colleagues’ uploaded photos with him to remember him.

Paul McCartney uploaded a black and white postcard with the legendary musician to his right on his official Twitter account.

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“A sad sad day but remembering my friend John with the great joy he brought to the world. I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser!” he tweeted.

While Ringo Starr raised a vintage photo in his memory, highlighting the pacifism that characterized him.

“Tuesday, 8 December 1980 we all had to say goodbye to John peace and love John. I’m asking Every music radio station in the world sometime today play Strawberry Fields Forever. Peace and love,” Ringo wrote.

After his death, the former Beatle was raised to the level of legend, with a musical and artistic legacy constantly revered by his followers around the world, highlighting the song Imagine, which became a hymn to peace; ideal than in his last years of life.

The singer took as his flag, Peace and Love, and together with his wife Yoko Ono, promoted it through songs, artistic performances, and other actions.

Like the other compilations released over the last 40 years, in October this year, in commemoration of the musician’s 80 years, the Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes collection was released, containing a compact disc, a vinyl, a high definition Blu-ray, a poster and a book of more than 100 pages.

It was produced by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, son of the musician, and is composed of 36 outstanding songs corresponding to Lennon’s solo career.

Former Beatle fan Mark David Chapman was sentenced to life in prison for the death of John Lennon, the year after his crime. Chapman’s defense, described as “mentally challenged”, has requested parole on various occasions, all of these denied. This year, the convict turned 65 years old.