NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Celebrations Friday marked the birthday of the late John Lennon.
Fans lifted their voices in Central Park.READ MORE: Residents In River Vale, N.J. Dealing With Water Everywhere After Hackensack River Overflows Due To Nor'easter Rains
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.READ MORE: NYPD Completes Renovation Of NYCHA Basketball Courts With $4 Million Seized From Drug Busts
Lennon was shot and killed in 1980 as he entered the Dakota, his apartment building on Central Park West.
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