John Lennon would have turned 80 last Friday but as we are painfully aware, he was murdered by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota, the New York apartment he shared with Yoko Ono and young son, Sean. This senseless act came just hours after Lennon stopped to sign a copy of his latest album, "Double Fantasy," for an autograph seeker later identified as Chapman, (see above picture). [photo credit: Paul Goresh].
I don't want to bring up old sad memories, (because this one rates high on that scale), but rather to clue you into an episode of "20/20" on ABC tonight which will take us back to the life of Lennon through interviews leading up to the release of "Double Fantasy," which was somewhat of a comeback album after having spent some years out of the spotlight raising his young son Sean with whom he shared a birthday. Sean Ono Lennon is now 45. Tonight's show will also feature the last interview that Lennon ever gave, on the day he was murdered -- December 8, 1980.
In my opinion, it would have been more timely to have aired this special last week on the actual anniversary of his birth but hey, I'm not programming the ABC Television Network. Just sayin'. Click these links for a preview. Show Promo Lennon's Photographer