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Music Through Death

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On December 8, 1980 John Lennon was shot by a crazed lunatic outside of his New York City apartment by David Chapman. Not only was Chapman obsessed with Lennon, but he was also obsessed with the book Cather In The Rye.

Even after his death, John Lennon was still remembered and praised. Some recordings of Lennon were issued after his death. In 1984 a section of Central Park was renamed "Strawberry Feilds" in his honor. On October 9, 1990 Lennon's life was celebrated in a brief ceremony at the United Nations in New York after which his song "Imagine" was broadcast on more than a thousand radio stations in more than 130 countries. The song was listened to by about one billion people.