NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Celebrations Friday marked the birthday of the late John Lennon.

Fans lifted their voices in Central Park.

They gathered at Strawberry Fields, the area named after Lennon’s song and dedicated to him.

He used his fame as one of the Beatles to advocate for world peace.

Lennon was shot and killed in 1980 as he entered the Dakota, his apartment building on Central Park West.

Friday would have been his 80th birthday.

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