Remembering John Lennon On What Would Have Been The Beatle's 73rd Birthday

Today, October 9th 2013, would have been John Lennon's 73rd birthday.

The musician died on December 8, 1980 after he was shot in the back four times outside his New York apartment by Mark David Chapman, who remains in prison to this day.

Lennon skyrocketed to fame as a founder member of The Beatles, alongside Paul McCartney—he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the U.S. Hot 100 chart and has sold over 14 million albums in the U.S. alone.

John Lennon was just 40 years old when he was murdered—he was survived by wife Yoko Ono and sons Julian and Sean.

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