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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Comments (2)
  1. Leigh Duquette says:

    it’s not 30 years ago. It was 25 years ago. 1985.

  2. Craig Steven Bowen says:

    he died in 1980

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