The Assassination of John Lennon
John Lennon was a global icon, a creative genius torn down in his prime. Lennon’s murder by Mark David Chapman was a pivotal moment in popular culture. No more Lennon meant a much hoped for Beatles reunion would never materialize. And no more Beatles meant, for many, no more music.
40 years on from the untimely death of this music megastar, this is the story of Lennon’s murder, it’s global impact, and the many lessons we can still learn from this tragedy.
At the heart of our story are over 82 hours of compelling audio of Mark David Chapman in conversation with journalist Jack Jones, recorded over a 30 year period. These remarkable tapes offer a privileged insight into why and how Lennon came to die at Chapman’s hands. These powerful tapes illustrate the evolution of his thoughts and feelings surrounding his shocking act of violence, from blame and denial, to acceptance and remorse.