Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Pay Tribute to John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death


UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1960: Photo of BEATLES and John LENNON; of the Beatles, tuning guitar (Gibson J160E acoustic) during the filming of “A Hard Day’s Night” at the Scala Theatre (Photo by Max Scheler – K & K/Redferns).


Many have a lot to say when paying tribute to John Lennon, but hearing it from remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr hits differently. Taking to social media, Paul McCartney wrote, “A sad sad day but remembering my friend John with the great joy he brought to the world. I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser! X love Paul.”

Drummer Ringo Starr tweeted, “Tuesday, 8 December 1980 we all had to say goodbye to John peace and love John. I’m asking every music radio station in the world sometime today play ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’ Peace and love.”

Lennon was killed 40 years ago in front of his Manhattan home when obsessed fan, Mark David Chapman, shot and killed the Beatle. Lennon had finished work on a recording, according to producer Jack Douglas. He had previously taken a five-year break from recording.

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