The Death of John Lennon

When John Lennon was shot on the 8th December 1980 the world went into shock. The following day (9th Dec. 1980) here in Liverpool, fans made a spontaneous gathering outside St. George’s Hall, Liverpool.
John Lennon Peace gathering...St. George's Hall Dec. 9th 1980

John Lennon Peace gathering...St. George's Hall Dec. 9th 1980

I was 22 years old and had just started at Art College in Liverpool….I went down with my first ever SLR Camera and took these pictures, I also printed them in B/W.

To mark the 30th anniversary of his death….I’ve decided to share these images with the world for the very first time.

Sorry the last link did not work so I’ve re-edited this so I hope it works this time 🙂

Best Wishes
Urban Phil x

9th December 2010

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2 thoughts on “The Death of John Lennon

  1. I remember that day all to well, as far as the world seeing your photos, I guess we’ll have to wait at least one more day, cause the link you added does not work.
    I would love to see them sometime.


  2. Gill Walker on said:

    Oh good grief, I’ve never seen a picture of that day before – that’s me up the column! Being rather short, I shinned up there so I could see what was going on. The crowd was so mighty and so densely packed, they crushed up against my legs, holding me tight for the rest of the evening. I couldn’t move, pinned so hard I didn’t have to hold on at all, stuck there until the crowds dispersed, many hours later. I remember I was freezing cold. It was hot in the crowd and I took my jumper off and was stuck in just a t shirt all night long. Thanks for the memories.

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