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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lennon’s bloody clothes displayed

BBC - May 13, 2009

A new John Lennon exhibition, due to open in New York later, will feature a paper bag containing the bloody clothes from the night he was shot dead.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex display also features the piano from his apartment and handwritten lyrics. His widow Yoko Ono, who has created the display, said the clothes were ‘hard to include’ and she feared she ‘might be criticised as well’ for including them. Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota apartment building on 8 December 1980.

John Lennon: The New York Years, which will run for the rest of the year, includes a sleeveless New York City t-shirt worn in a famous photograph of the former Beatle, as well as other items of his clothing.


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