logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Pay Tribute to John Lennon on the 40th Anniversary of His Death

Olowokandi Fiyin
Dec 09, 2020
10:20 A.M.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr paid heartfelt tributes to their late The Beatles member and dear friend, John Lennon, on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Advertisement

On December 8, 1980, the world was thrown into mourning when the talented John Lennon was taken away in the prime of his career and life. Now, 40 years later, his legacy still lives on through his loved ones.

To commemorate Lennon's 40th death anniversary, his close friends and The Beatles co-members took to social media to pay heartfelt tributes.

John Lennon at a press conference at Heathrow airport on April 2, 1969. | Photo: Getty Images

John Lennon at a press conference at Heathrow airport on April 2, 1969. | Photo: Getty Images

His beloved pal Paul McCartney shared a heartwarming black-and-white photo of them in what looked like a studio. The vintage image focused on Lennon with McCartney a little blurred.

Yoko Ono, who was with Lennon on the day he died, shared a strong message about gun violence.

Advertisement
Ringo Starr and John Lennon at a press reception in the downstairs bar of the Saville Theatre in London on October 26, 1965. | Photo: Getty Images

Ringo Starr and John Lennon at a press reception in the downstairs bar of the Saville Theatre in London on October 26, 1965. | Photo: Getty Images

They both stared intensely at something far off in the distance. In the accompanying caption, the "Hey Jude" crooner wrote:

"A sad, sad day but remembering my friend John with the great joy he brought to the world. I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser."

Advertisement

He concluded, addressing his note with the signature "love Paul" and giving credit to his first wife Linda McCartney for taking the touching photo.

Despite having a relationship filled with ups and downs, McCartney and Lennon spent the latter's final years mending their problems. In a recent interview, McCartney spoke about his relationship with the late singer.

He admitted that he was glad they made up before his untimely death and also noted that he still consults Lennon whenever writing a song.

Advertisement

Lennon's last interview on the day of his murder saw him speaking of his former bandmate intimately. The "Instant Karma" crooner described McCartney as his brother and vowed to do anything for him.

Another Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr, also paid homage to the "Imagine" crooner. He uploaded a playful photo of them resting on the front of a car with their hands clasped.

In his tribute, he urged radio stations worldwide to play The Beatles' hit song, "Strawberry Fields." Lennon's widow didn't fail to commemorate her late husband's anniversary.

Advertisement

Yoko Ono, who was with Lennon on the day he died, shared a strong message about gun violence. She uploaded a photo of Lennon's bloodstained glasses alongside a tear-jerking message that read:

"The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 40 years, Sean, Julian, and I still miss him. 'Imagine all the people living life in peace.'"

Advertisement

Lennon's two sons, Julian and Sean, also shared touching photos of them with their late father, honoring the impactful legacy he left behind.

Earlier this year, an old video of Starr during an interview gave insight into Lennon's relationship with Ono. Starr recalled how he and Lennon met up in New York after being apart for a year, and Ono came along.

The renowned drummer said that in the one hour they spend together, he noticed how in love Lennon and Ono were, describing them as "two people in one."

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Paul McCartney Became Father to Child Who Was 'A Kind of Miracle' whom He Raised Without Nanny

February 18, 2024

Paul McCartney's Ex Wife Revealed the 'Evil Things' His Daughter Did That Ruined Their Marriage

February 19, 2024

'There Was an Attempt to Steal Elvis’s Body’: Elvis Presley’s Girlfriend on His Death in Toilet at 42

December 21, 2023

Paul Walker’s Daughter Shares Never-before-Seen Video of Dad on the 10th Year of His Death

November 30, 2023

Son Brings Old Single Dad to His Native Town and Accidentally Meets Mom He’d Never Seen Before – Story of the Day

February 16, 2024

Lynda Carter's 40th Anniversary Tribute to Late Husband: 'Wait for Me'

January 30, 2024

Kelly Preston's Death Left Her Children Half-Orphaned: Her Daughter Is Now 23 and the Spitting Image of Her Mother

December 07, 2023

These 5 Girls Are '90s Idols and One of Whom Is Married to a Famous Soccer Player – Quiz

December 20, 2023

John Candy’s Lookalike Daughter Celebrates 44th Birthday & ‘Father Shines Through’ in Her Smile in a Pic

February 08, 2024

John Candy’s Lookalike Daughter Celebrates 44th Birthday & ‘Father Shines Through’ in Her Smile in a Pic

February 05, 2024

George Michael & His Sister Were Found Dead at Home on Christmas Day 3 Years Apart — Causes of Deaths Are Known

November 07, 2023

John Travolta Turns 70: Inside His Life after Death of His Girlfriend and Wife of 28 Years

February 21, 2024

John Travolta Turns 70: Inside His Life after Death of His Girlfriend and Wife of 28 Years

February 19, 2024

People Share True Stories of Their Restaurant Dates That Ended with Jaw-Dropping Twist

February 22, 2024