Fans Gather to Remember John Lennon

9 Dec

Fans across the world held vigils yesterday to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the Beatles band member John Lennon.

The singer was famous for his leading role in the Beatles (the most successful British band ever) before becoming known as a leading peace activist in the 1970s. However, on December 8th 1980, when the singer was just 40 years old, Lennon was shot dead by a crazed fan in New York.

Yesterday, fans gathered to remember his life; singing his songs, lighting candles and laying flowers. The largest gatherings were seen in his home town of Liverpool in northern England, and in New York at the spot where he was shot.

Beatles and John Lennon fans are still as committed now as they ever were, and nowhere more so than where the band members grew up- in Liverpool. Several hundred fans turned up, to a “very nice, peaceful, happy evening” where they were able to remember Lennon’s life, and promote his message of world peace.

Among the gatherers, was one fan, Phil Hanson, who described the atmosphere as “lovely, warm and loving”, explaining:

“He’s one of my idols. John Lennon saved my life. I’ve even got a tattoo of him on my arm”.

Thirty years on from his death, John Lennon’s life and message are still strongly remembered by his fans, and we’re sure in thirty years time the same will still be true.



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