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.

Photos: Fans Make Human Peace Sign In Central Park

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.

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.

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