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Remembering John Lennon 29 Years After His Death

Below is a look back at the murder of John Lennon and the aftermath told in archival video footage.

(NOTE: Move mouse over clips to preview. Click clip for details.) On December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman shot and killed John Lennon in the entrance to the Dakota apartment building in NYC. Chapman had been stalking Lennon for months and the two had met earlier that day at a book signing.

Mark David Chapman plead guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Chapman has been denied parole on multiple occasions and remains in prison.

Sean Lennon, one of John’s two sons, discusses growing-up in the shadow of his famous father, during a 1988 interview.

Every year on the anniversary of his death, fans gather at Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park to pay tribute to John Lennon.

Author: Ashley McMahon, Marketing Manager
Published: Dec 8, 02:14 PM
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