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Fans Remember John Lennon On 30th Anniversary Of His Murder

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Visitors pose for a photograph by the "Imagine" marble mosaic in Strawberry Fields December 6, 2010 in New York's Central Park. The mosaic and this corner of the park honors musician and Beatles member John Lennon who lived in New York when he was killed on December 8, 1980. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Visitors pose for a photograph by the “Imagine” marble mosaic in Strawberry Fields December 6, 2010 in New York’s Central Park. The mosaic and this corner of the park honors musician and Beatles member John Lennon who lived in New York when he was killed on December 8, 1980. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon’s fans are celebrating his life by visiting New York City’s Strawberry Fields, an urban oasis that’s endorsed by 121 countries as a “Garden of Peace.”

Wednesday is the 30th anniversary of Lennon’s murder outside his Manhattan apartment building.

Journalist Alan Weiss talks to KNX 1070′s Charles Feldman about Lennon’s death

Admirers played his music and placed flowers on a mosaic named for his song “Imagine.”

Rolling Stone has just released Lennon’s final interview. He talked to the magazine on Dec. 5, 1980, three days before his death.

Lennon slammed his critics, saying they want “dead heroes.” But he expressed optimism about his future and discussed trying to be a good father.

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