Celebrating John Lennon
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It all started in Liverpool where John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen with Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
After the Quarrymen, the lads formed The Beatles, and from '61 to '63 they played 292 shows at Liverpool's Cavern Club.
The Ed Sullivan Show
Over 40 percent of the US population saw The Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Left to right: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney.
Abbey Road Studios
The Beatles recorded virtually all of their groundbreaking singles and albums at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London.
In 1967 John and Paul wrote the double-sided single "Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever," inspired by childhood haunts.
Beatles fans pose for photos imitating the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into NYC's Dakota building in 1973. John was murdered outside the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980.
Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985.
The focal point of Strawberry Fields is a mosaic of a single word, the title of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine."
The Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial to John Lennon from Yoko Ono, located on Videy Island, Reykjavik, Iceland. It consists of a tall "tower of light", projected from a white stone well which has the words "Imagine Peace" carved into it in 24 languages. The tower is lit every year from 9 October, Lennon's birthday, through 8 December, the date he was shot. Iceland was selected for the project because of its beauty and eco-friendly use of geothermal energy.