John Lennon fans crowd NYC’s Strawberry Fields to memorial

Their fandom is endlessly.

On Tuesday, the fortieth anniversary of John Lennon’s loss of life, mourners gathered on the well-known Strawberry Fields in Central Park to honor the late Beatles star.

A makeshift memorial was customary for the legendary singer-songwriter, who was murdered by Mark David Chapman on Dec. 8, 1980.

Fans positioned framed photographs of Lennon on the “Imagine” landmark, in addition to candles, wreaths and playing cards.

“I made a card final night time for John — I had to do one thing about peace,” a tearful Nancy Donato, of Bayside, Queens, instructed The Post on the scene.

While some watched from afar, others huddled collectively and noticed a second of silence.

The 1967 tune “Strawberry Fields Forever” is one among The Beatles’ best hits. It was written by Lennon about his childhood in Liverpool, England.

In 1980, Lennon and his spouse Yoko Ono lived in New York City on the Dakota, an condominium constructing positioned at Central Park West and 72nd Street.

After his loss of life, a 2.5 acre plot in Central Park was devoted to Lennon. Located on Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets, Strawberry Fields is a “quiet zone.”

It formally opened on Oct. 9, 1985, on what would have been Lennon’s forty fifth birthday, in accordance to Central Park’s website.

“Annually, on this date, in addition to on the anniversary of John Lennon’s loss of life, guests and fans from everywhere in the globe flock to Strawberry Fields to pay homage to this Beatles’ legacy,” the outline reads.



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