The Beatle legend died aged 40, after being taken by Mark David Chapman on the night of Dec. 8, 1980, since he and his wife Yoko Ono were returning to their Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan.
Lennon is broadly regarded among the most iconic and influential musicians in stone’s roll background, but that was as a guy?
“John now, in lots of ways, is regarded as a saint. Wearing his white suit with maybe a halo slipping over his shoulder. And John was anything but,” Jude Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series biography told Euronews Tonight.
“John was a British Language guy. A drinking, swearing, laughing, whimsical, punning guy who had no difficulty in connecting rock and roll”.
“He was a regular guy. Additionally, it happened he was a gifted composer, along with the author of 2 award-winning books of poetry and prose”, and”a peace activist who headed 5,000 people throughout the streets of New York City to stand up to the rights of Ireland.”
“He did everything from the artwork, but he was a normal man.”