09 October 2020

The Beatles’ John Lennon at 80: His life in pictures

Today would have marked the 80th birthday of The Beatles’ John Lennon.

The musicial genius and most eccentric member of the Fab Four, died in 1980 in New York when he was shot by Mark David Chapman.

Here we take a look at his life in pictures.

Comedian Peter Cook talking to John Lennon in 1966
With his song writing partner Paul McCartney
The Beatles at a recording session in London. (l-r) George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Paul McCartney (kneeling) in 1967
Beatles at London Airport (PA Archive)
John Lennon with his then wife Cynthia Lennon at Heathrow Airport in 1968 (PA Archive)
Actor Victor Spinetti with John Lennon and Yoko Ono attending the first night of Lennon’s first play at The Old Vic National Theatre in London in 1968
John Lennon at the recording studio in 1967
The Beatles showing their MBE Insignias in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in 1965
The Beatle board a plane at Heathrow in 1965
The Beatles arrive for the premiere of their film Help in 1965

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