Unraveling the Mystery: Who Killed John Lennon 43, years ago TODAY?

John Winston Ono Lennon, who is famous for his multi-talented personality, he is an English Singer, Co-lead singer, Rhythm guitarist of the Beatles, as well as musician.

His work added, music drawing, writing and films. His partnership with Paul McCartney, remains the most successful in history. In this article you will learn, Who killed John Lennon and why?

The release of “Now and Then,” which uses extracted voices from a demo John Lennon recorded in his house in the late 1970s, has a “gently weeping.” Lennon, a praised musician and peace activist, passed away 43 years ago today.


Ex-bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited to complete the song, which also features the late George Harrison who recorded guitar and vocal parts before he passed away in 2001.

As he is still alive in our hearts, the “Imagine” singer, here’s a look back at his final days.

The Investigation into Who Killed John Lennon?

This murder took place on Dec 8, 1980, as he and his wife Yoko Ono were returning to their NY city Apartment.

It was a black day for all of his fans. Meanwhile, Chapman, was 25 years old at that time, he was Ex-security guard and YMCA employee from Hawaii.

Chapman is currently serving 20 years to life at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Hudson Valley, New York. The board refused his parole for the 12th time in 2022.

Chapman stated to the board in 2022:


“I am not going to blame anything else or anybody else for bringing me there, I knew what I was doing, and I knew it was evil. I knew it was all wrong, however I wanted the fame so much that I was willing to give everything and take a human life.”

8 DECEMBER: The Day John Lennon was killed!

That December weekend was the 2nd time in less than 2 months that Chapman travelled from his house in Hawaii to New York.

In early trips, he observed the doormen waiting outside the Dakota, the Upper West Side building where Lennon and Ono lived, as per to Jack Jones’ 1992 book, “Let Me Take You Down,” based on interviews with Chapman.

He came in New York City on Dec 6, and checked into a room at the West Side YMCA, about a 10- minute walk from the Dakota. He waited outside for most of the day with other Beatles Fans.

Around 5 p.m. on Dec. 6, he went back to his room at the YMCA and narrowly missed Lennon and went back into the building. Chapman again tried on the morning of Dec 7, he waited outside the building from 9:30 a.m. to noon, without any chance.

On Dec 8, in the morning, Chapman arrived at the Dakota around 9:30 a.m. to wait for Lennon and Ono. Before he left, he arranged personal effects properly on his hotel dresser, telling Jones in “LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN,” that he knew this was the day he would kill Lennon.


But, the question is why did Mark David Chapman kill, Lennon?

Chapman stated, that he was inspired by fame. A Beatles fan since his childhood, he became disillusioned with Lennon & the other Beatles because of how rich they had become. He trusted Lennon and his material wealth symbolized hypocrisy and a “corrupt and vast enterprise of personal wealth and power,” as per to Jones.

Chapman said to Jones in “LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN” that he had killed Lennon to promote the reading of The Catcher in the Rye, copies of which he daily signed and passed out in Jail.

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