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Crimes of the Century

On 8 December 1980, only three weeks after the release of his first album in five years, John Lennon was murdered by ‘fan’ Mark Chapman.
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On 8 December 1980, only three weeks after the release of his first album in five years, John Lennon was murdered by 'fan' Mark Chapman.

On 8 December 1980, only three weeks after the release of his first album in five years, John Lennon was murdered by 'fan' Mark Chapman. The first instalment of this faintly ghoulish series revisiting infamous moments in 20th-century history talks to eye-witnesses and walks us through Lennon's last day.