Saturday, January 29

John Lennon: I was there the day the ex-Beatle was murdered

Does 40 years, on December 8, 1980, the former member of The Beatles John Lennon was shot and killed on his way home to the Dakota apartment building in New York.

Tom Brook of the BBC was the first British journalist to report live from the place. This is his narration of how Lennon’s death has haunted him ever since.

As I go about my daily routines in New York, I constantly remember John Lennon, both his life and his death.

Now I live just four blocks from the Dakota. I pass the building almost every day, and my gym is part of a complex that also houses a hotel, the same one where Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman stayed on his first night in New York.

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