Thirty five years after his death, John Lennon was trending on Twitter today. John Lennon, singer, songwriter and the co-founder of the history’s arguably most popular band The Beatles, would have turned 75 today.
The late British rockstar and peace activist was assassinated for his pacifist views in New York on December 8, 1980 but his words and songs continue to resonate even today.
Fans across generations flooded Twitter with Lennon’s quotes and rare photos to mark the late rockstar’s birthday.
John Lennon turns 75 today. #legendsliveforever
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 9, 2015
Imagine an alive John Lennon at 75. He would still make crowds Come Together at the sight of him. You Can’t Buy That Love.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) October 9, 2015
— Dale (@Daleington9) October 9, 2015
Happy 75th, John Lennon. “We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.” How right.
— Nigel Britto (@NigelBritto) October 9, 2015
— Simon Poulter (@simonpoulter) October 9, 2015
The UK National Trust and The British Museum took this occasion to share photos of items preserved from Lennon’s life.
— National Trust (@nationaltrust) October 9, 2015
— British Museum (@britishmuseum) October 9, 2015