The Assassination of John Lennon By Brendan Smith

The Beatles

John Lennon was a singer/songwriter who co-founded The Beatles, the most commercially successful & musically influential band in modern music.

His Assasination - The Facts

Who - Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman's mugshot

What - Chapman shot Lennon 4 times in the back with a pistol

The gun that killed John Lennon

Where - Outside of Lennons apartment in New York, New York.

Lennon's apartment (The Dakota) is depicted inside of the pink. Lennon's room within the apartment is shown in green.

When - December 8th, 1980

The day that John Lennon died.

Why - Twisted beliefs and an odd obsession

People protesting The Beatles

Mark Chapman was actually a super fan of The Beatles, but after becoming a born again Christian, he was outraged by John Lennons statement that, "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus." From there, Chapman began to stalk Lennon, eventually catching him before he was home and shooting him dead.


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