Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Beatles ... John Lennon lived at the Dakota

While visiting New York City we took a walk to the historic Dakota apartment building
where John Lennon of the Beatles lived and was shot and killed. John was shot in front of his apartment while arriving home with his wife Yoko one evening after attending a recording session. The second and third photo's are of the Imagine Circle and Strawberry Fields sign, that are memorials to John Lennon's memory. They are located in New York Cities Central Park just adjacent to the Dakota building.

According to Wikipedia
The building was the home of former Beatle John Lennon from 1973 on, and was the location of Lennon's murder by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980. As of 2010, Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, still has several apartments in the building. The Strawberry Fields memorial was laid out in memory of Lennon in Central Park directly across Central Park West. Every year, Ono marks the anniversary of Lennon's death with a now-public pilgrimage to the memorial, and by placing a single lit candle in the window of one of her apartments.

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