Music legend John Lennon assassinated 36 years ago today in Manhattan

On this day in 1980, the world lost musical and cultural icon John Lennon after he was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building.



Lennon, and his wife Yoko Ono, were coming home from a recording session when deranged fan Mark David Chapman shot him in the back four times.



Lennon died within minutes. He was only 40 years old.



The world's largest permanent exhibit purely devoted to the lives and times of the Beatles is in Liverpool, England.


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