HOLLYWOOD – October 9, 2015 — (UPI) — Fans worldwide will “Come Together” and celebrate the life of John Lennon Friday, to commemorate what would have been the music legend’s 75th birthday.
In Los Angeles, fans will gather around Lennon’s star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame where City Councilman Mitch O’ Farrell will present a “John Lennon Peace Day resolution from the council. Live performances include soprano Shayne Dalva and Pakistani musician Tariq Mirza.
Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, will be hosting an event in Reykjavik, Iceland to light the Imagine Peace Tower that was built in Lennon’s memory.
“I hope the Imagine Peace Tower will give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet,” Ono said in a statement. “And give encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion. Let us come together to realize a peaceful world.”
Other celebrations are scheduled to take place in London, Liverpool and Tokyo.
On Tuesday, Ono gathered about 2,000 people in New York to form an enormous peace sign in tribute to her late husband.
“Because he really worked hard on trying to make things better for people, you know, and so this is a very, very positive thing that’s happened,” Ono told WABC-TV.
“I think it’s very important to be doing it in New York City…we New Yorkers have to really be activists and not just say things but do it. And we’re doing it now,” the 82-year-old said.
Lennon was assassinated in 1980 at his apartment building across Central Park. The 35th anniversary of his death will be observed in December.