At left is the suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the The Beatles' Abbey Road album, which sold at auction for $46,000 at the Braswell Galleries in Norwalk, Conn, on Jan. 1.
The 30 years that have passed since John Lennon's death have done little to diminish him as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. As a member of one of the most successful and influential songwriting teams of all time, he changed the face of popular music. Lennon was a mad experimenter, a avant-garde visionary who not only responded to the tenor of his day, but set it. He was also a master of wide appeal, able to temper his unorthodox impulses with approachability. Many of his innovations are now essential components of pop music. Here are six of his most influential songs:
John Lennon fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his memory. Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death.
Robin Grinholz, of New York, lays flowers on the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York City's Central Park on Dec. 8, the 30th anniversary of the death of rock music legend John Lennon.
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