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I Read The News Today Oh Boy...Lennon Remembered

Here's just a small sample of how th world is commemorating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's death. As expected, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr tweeted thier heartfelt "words of love." Note that the beautiful photo of John and Paul was taken by Linda McCartney.


Sean is an avid Tweeter but chose Instagram to post a beautiful photo with his parents and his brother Julian. Julian tweeted a great photo of John (which was then re-tweeted by Sean). It's not surprising that Yoko Ono tweeted the most powerful message today using the famous photograph she took of Lennon’s blood-splattered eyeglasses.


The Beatles and George Harrison twitter accounts posted their remembrances with iconic Lennon photos.


WCBS Newsradio 880 will be airing a special commercial-free broadcast looking back at the death of John Lennon at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The broadcast, hosted by Wayne Cabot, is rich with archive audio from WCBS Newsradio 880's coverage as well as interviews with the reporters who covered the story, Mets public address announcer Colin Cosell, whose grandfather broke the news of the senseless murder on Monday Night Football, and more.

This is the promo for the special and you can read more about WCBS Newsradio coverage here.


My friend Steve North was the first person to report the death of John Lennon. You can read his personal account posted at Daily Beast.


Britbox will be streaming “Lennon’s Last Weekend,” an original documentary that looks at legendary musician John Lennon’s final interview before his death.

Discussing the exclusive premiere on BritBox, the streamer’s president and CEO Soumya Sriraman told Variety: “As the true home of great British programming, BritBox is proud to be sharing this beloved British music icon’s story with our audience. I hope this documentary of Lennon’s last interviews for the BBC provides a way for fans to celebrate his life and legacy in what would have been his 80th year.”

The documentary reveals the last in person interview with John Lennon. Featuring footage from this BBC Radio interview with broadcaster Andy Peebles, Lennon spoke about everything from producing his solo albums to The Beatles break-up. In this exclusive documentary, Peebles travels to New York to relive the story and re-visit some of the iconic locations that illuminate the details of the last two days of Lennon’s life.


Rolling Stone Magazine has gone into their massive archives to commemorate the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's death. Descriptions and links to the archives below.

John Lennon: The Last Interview Three days before he died on December 8th, John Lennon talked with Rolling Stone for nine hours. Here’s the extraordinary interview.

John Lennon’s Last Days: A Remembrance by Yoko Ono Ono recalls making Double Fantasy and private moments from Lennon’s final week.

‘We Are Better People Because of John Lennon’ Author and Rolling Stone contributor Scott Spencer’s moving tribute from the January 22nd, 1981 issue.

John Lennon: The Last Session A look inside the final recording session for Double Fantasy.

Lennon’s Music: A Range of Genius More than any other rock musician (with the possible exception of Bob Dylan), John Lennon personalized the political and politicized the personal.

Dave Marsh: Thoughts on the Death of John Lennon What happens when the world stops seeing the Beatle as a man and only sees him as a symbol

Sean Ono Lennon Reflects on 10 John Lennon Solo Classics With the release of new compilation Gimme Some Truth, Sean combs back through his father’s post-Beatles catalog, and gives his personal take on “Isolation,” “How Do You Sleep?” and more

Inside Lennon’s history with Rolling Stone John Lennon was the “North Star” for Rolling Stone since the magazine’s earliest days, and his interviews in these pages made news around the world.

Lennon Remembers, Part One In a raw, candid 1970 interview with RS founder Jann Wenner, he talks about Beatles’ breakup, Yoko, and why John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is “the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Lennon Remembers, Part Two In part two of a raw and remarkably candid interview, Lennon tells the stories behind some of the Beatles’ biggest songs, goes in depth about the ongoing legal slog with his former bandmates, and explains why he “[doesn’t] believe in the Beatles myth.”

John Lennon: The Rolling Stone Interview In a 1968 interview, the Beatle opens up about his songwriting process, Bob Dylan, India, and that infamous Two Virgins cover.

20 Underappreciated John Lennon Solo Songs A batch of tracks from Lennon’s official studio albums that deserve extra limelight.

John Lennon Recruits George Harrison for Paul McCartney Dig ‘How Do You Sleep?’ We look back at a 1971 Imagine session that involved half the Beatles, a can of Dr. Pepper, and many beards.

John Lennon Writes and Records ‘Instant Karma!’ in One Day John Lennon pounded out a new song — and saw a new future for himself outside the Beatles.


A Selection Of John Lennon Videos

WABC's coverage of John Lennon's death [Left] and Howard Cosell's interview with John Lennon on Monday Night Football, December 9th, 1974. [Click image to play video]

Trailer for Britbox's documentary; "Lennon's Last Weekend" [Left] and Howard Cosell announces John Lennon's death on Monday Night Football, December 8th, 1980. [Click image to play video]

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