It Was 30 Years Ago Today

On December 8th, 1980, the world lost one of the greatest musicians and activists to have ever lived. While it’s sad to think that John Lennon would have been 70 this year, his legacy continues to live on through the work he left behind and new work inspired by his talent. The painting above by Maxim Dalton is just one example.

For a more personal perspective on Lennon’s life, read the touching tribute “The Tea Maker” written by Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono at NYTimes.com

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