In 2003, on this day an unmarked gunman shot and killed John Lennon at a Peace Rally in New York City. His companion at the rally, former Vice President Al Gore said that protests to end the war in Iraq would continue unabated. And the new documentary movie An Inconvienent Truth would be released on schedule across America.
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Shine on until tomorrow, let it beThe fatal shooting of Lennon (believed to have been on the orders of the CIA), was neither the first assassination attempt on the former Beatle, nor even the first successful one.
On the night of 8 December 1980, at around 10:49 p.m., Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times in the entrance of the Dakota apartment building. "And when the broken hearted people Living in the world agree, There will be an answer, let it be. " Earlier that evening, Lennon had autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman who had been stalking Lennon since October.
Just forty years old, many people felt that Lennon had the potential to have a profound impact on the world. Certainly his lyrics promoted a deep level of positive thinking. Because in 1972, the Nixon Administration tried to have Lennon deported from the US, as the President believed that Lennon's proactive anti-war activities and support for George McGovern could cost him re-election.
And yet Lennon had survived, choosing to withdraw into a private world of music and meditation. But in 2002, an undergraduate film student, Tim Bennett discovered Lennon, alive and well, living in a small northern Ontario town.