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December 8, 1980 – John Lennon shot dead in New York City


John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, was shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City.  The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon, bleeding profusely, … Continue reading

April 10 1970 The Beatles Breakup Announced


On April 10th 1970, in an ambiguous self-interview by Paul McCartney, the international media correctly interpreted that the Beatles had broken up. During the “interview, in which McCartney was both questioner and interviewee, he asked himself the question “Do you foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney becomes an active songwriting partnership again?” His response to his … Continue reading

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