Celebrating John Lennon

Celebrate the life of John Lennon by visiting key sites from his amazing musical journey.
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Liverpool

It all started in Liverpool where John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen with Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Cavern Club

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.

Penny Lane

In 1967 John and Paul wrote the double-sided single "Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever," inspired by childhood haunts.

Abbey Road

Beatles fans pose for photos imitating the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover.

Dakota Building

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

Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985.

Imagine

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.