Thursday, December 08, 2022

RIP John Lennon

December 8, 1980, singer/songwriter John Lennon, formerly of the 'Beatles', was shot and fatally wounded in the archway of 'The Dakota', his residence in New York City:

"...his killer planned the murder over several months and waited for Lennon at The Dakota on the morning of December 8. Early in the evening, the killer met Lennon, who signed his copy of the album 'Double Fantasy' and subsequently left for a recording session at the 'Record Plant'. Later that night, Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, returned to The Dakota. As Lennon and Ono approached the entrance of the building, the killer fired five hollow-point bullets from a .38 special revolver, four of which hit Lennon in the back. Lennon was rushed to 'Roosevelt Hospital' in a police car where he was pronounced dead on arrival..." 

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