On February 25, 1943 George Harrison, solo artist and guitarist for the Beatles, was born. Sadly he died on November 29, 2001 aged 58. Today would have been his 74th birthday.
On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot dead by Mark Chapman as he entered the Dakota, his New York apartment building. As a member of the Beatles, in tandem with his songwriting partner Paul McCartney, Lennon changed the face of popular music. He had released ‘Double Fantasy’ a matter of weeks before his death.
On October 9, 1940 John Lennon, co-founder of the Beatles was born. He died December 8, 1980 after being shot by Mark David Chapman.
October 9 is also the birthday of English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey, born Polly Jean Harvey.