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John Lennon Remembered on His 70th
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John Lennon Remembered on His 70th

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John Lennon would have been 70-years-old this weekend. People are gathering to remember the legendary singer/songwriter in New York at his memorial in Central Park.

Watch below at Beatles fans converged on a circle mosaic decked with flowers in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields to mark the late John Lennon’s 70th birthday. Located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre area of Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist.

John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono lived in the Dakota Apartments adjacently located to this area of the park. It was here, walking into his home, on December 8, 1980, that John Lennon was murdered and shot dead. To commemorate his life, talents and memory, on March 26, 1981, City Council Member Henry J. Stern designated this area, the couple’s favorite in Central Park, as Strawberry Fields. Named after the title of the Beatles’ song “Strawberry Fields Forever,” the teardrop shaped region was re-landscaped by the Central Park Conservancy with the help of landscape architect Bruce Kelley and a generous $1 million donation from Yoko Ono.



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