John Lennon Death: 30th Anniversary, Strawberry Fields Vigil
John Lennon Death: 30th Anniversary; Vigil Locations; Strawberry Fields In New York City, Chavasse Park In Liverpool - Beatles Fans To Imagine Lennon
If he was alive, John Lennon would have been 70. Now, on the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, Beatles fans are left to imagine what might have been if Lennon was not so cruelly shot down by Mark David Chapman.
Though John Lennon's death anniversary will be marked in different all around the world perhaps two stand out - Strawberry Fields in New York City and the vigil in Liverpool, England.
Liverpool, of course is where John Lennon was born, New York City became his and is where he died.
There are several possible vigil locations in Liverpool to choose from. On December 8th, Liverpool will wrap up its two month long celebration of the music and life of John Lennon.
A candlelit vigil is due to take place on Wednesday at the new Peace and Harmony monument dedicated to the former Beatle, at Chavasse Park.
And Beatles fans will also gather at the statue in Cavern Walks, with well-wishers also expected to leave flowers and tributes at the Lennon statue in Mathew Street.
The candlelit vigil will take place at the European Peace Monument, in Chavasse Park, from 8pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday. Crowds will be led in song by local singers and musicians.
The most significant New York location to pay tribute to John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death will be at Strawberry Fields in Central Park.
Strawberry Fields is a landscaped memorial to John Lenon inaugurated by his widow Yoko Ono in 1985.
Strawberry Fields is located at Central Park West opposite the Dakota Apartments where John Lennon was fatally shot.
n Lennon's birthday (October 9) and on the anniversary of his death (December 8), people gather to sing songs and pay tribute, staying late into what is often a cold night.
Impromptu memorial gatherings for other musicians, including Jerry Garcia and George Harrison, have occurred at the memorial. Many times, particularly in the summer and on the anniversaries of the other Beatles' birthdays, gatherings take place at the site. In the days following the September 11, 2001 attacks, candlelight vigils were held at the Imagine Circle to remember those killed.