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Death of John Lennon

On December 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed outside the Dakota, his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, by a gunman later identified as Mark Chapman. The next day, a bystander recalls the incident in a recorded interview.

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