The John Lennon Sketch Book

John Lennon (1986)

Design and characters based on drawings by John Lennon
Animation produced and directed by John Canemaker
Executive Producer: Yoko Ono
Copyright © 1986 Ono Video

On the evening of 8 December 1980, 41 years ago today, English musician John Lennon, formerly of the Beatles, was shot and fatally wounded in the archway of The Dakota, his residence in New York City. His killer was Mark David Chapman, an American Beatles fan who was incensed by Lennon’s lavish lifestyle and his 1966 comment that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”. Though he was killed many years ago, John Lennon lives on in the hearts of those he continue to be inspired by his music and teachings.