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Beatle John Lennon Slain; Shot Down Outside New York Apartment

December 8, 2010 |  8:32 am


Dec. 9, 1980: Former Beatle John Lennon, 40, who led a revolution in popular music that captured the imagination of an entire generation, was shot to death Monday outside his exclusive Manhattan apartment house.

He was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, less than a mile from the Dakota, the famous apartment building where he lived with his wife, Yoko Ono. Doctors pronounced him dead at the hospital.

Police announced early today that....


  Dec. 9, 1980, John Lennon
Dec. 9, 1980, John Lennon