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

Fans lifted their voices in Central Park.

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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.

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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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