In My Life: Photos of John Lennon 36 years since his assassination

On this day in 1980, Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapman in the archway of his residence The Dakota, in New York City

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A fan of the late John Lennon places a pin on top of the "Strawberry Fields" tile mosaic in Central Park, which was created in tribute to the musician to mark the 35-year anniversary of his death on December 8, 2015, in New York City. (8th December, 2015)

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John Lennon with his wife Cynthia at the Dorchester Hotel, London, for a Foyles Luncheon after the publication of his first book, "In His Own Write. (23rd April, 1964)

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John sings a song, while his wife Yoko Ono lies beside him in Montreal, Canada, receiving the press and media as part of a "Bed-In" peace protest. (1st March 1969)

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John Lennon took some time out from The Beatles to play a young soldier in Richard Lester's film, "How I Won the War". (8th September 1966)

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British pop group The Beatles in Sweden. From left to right: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. (1963)

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Legendary British pop group The Beatles receiving awards from the Variety Club of Great Britain.(1963)

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John Lennon during rehearsals for the Night of a Hundred Stars Gala Performance. (1964)

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The Beatles perform in a club prior to signing their first recording contract. Liverpool, England.(1962)

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High kicking winners of the Melody Maker poll awards for 1963. The Beatles won the "Top Vocal Group" award. (11th September, 1963)

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John Lennon plays guitar in a Paris hotel room. (16th January, 1964)

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Crowds gather outside the home of John Lennon in New York after the news that he had been shot and killed. A flag flies at half-mast over the building. (December 8, 1982)

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The Beatles on stage at the London Palladium during a performance in front of 2,000 screaming fans.

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John Lennon as a young boy. (1948)

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John Lennon after making a formal apology for his controversial statement that the group were "more popular than Jesus". (16th August, 1966)

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Legendary British pop group The Beatles hold their silver disc. (8th April, 1963)