Remembering John Lennon

Published: Oct 08 2012 01:03:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Former Beatle John Lennon would have turned 74 on Thursday. Take a look at Lennon's life and career, from The Beatles and beyond.

John Lennon through years - closeup
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Born on Oct. 9, 1940, Lennon had recently turned 40 when he was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980.

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