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In pictures: Remembering John Lennon
Fans at the Lennon museum
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To mark the 24th anniversary of John Lennon's death fans in Japan have gathered at the John Lennon Museum in Saitama.
Inside the Lennon museum
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On 8 December 1980 John Lennon was shot four times in the back by Mark Chapman who had asked the former Beatle for his autograph only hours before he laid in wait and killed him.
Inside the Lennon museum
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Chapman pleaded guilty to gunning down Lennon and is currently serving life in Attica prison near New York. In October 2004 Chapman failed for the third time to secure his release.
Inside the Lennon museum
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The exhibition includes many photographs of Lennon...
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...clothes, videos of performances both with the Beatles and as a solo artist...
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...as well as space to ponder his lyrics.
Inside the Lennon museum
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Two previously unreleased songs by John Lennon are to feature in a Broadway musical about the ex-Beatle's life. Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has given writer and director Don Scardino permission to use the songs India, India and I Don't Want to Lose You.




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