NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono in Central Park Tuesday to try to set a world record for the largest group of humans to form a peace sign.
The attempt to set a record to honor Yoko’s late husband, John Lennon, did not quite succeed.READ MORE: New York State To Adopt New CDC Guidelines For Vaccinated People Starting This Wednesday, Cuomo Says
A Guinness world record representative said the effort brought together more than 2,000 people. But Guinness set the mark at 5,000 or more for an official record.READ MORE: As New York City Gears Up To Reopen, Some Communities Are Still Struggling And Say They're Not Ready
Still, the crowd celebrated the upcoming birthday of the late Beatle this week. Lennon would have turned 75 on Friday.
He was assassinated in 1980 at the Dakota Apartments just across from Central Park.
The crowd included everyone from aging hippies to schoolchildren not yet born when Lennon died.MORE NEWS: Gov. Cuomo Stands To Make $5 Million From Controversial Book Deal, Tax Returns Show
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