Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono and former Beatles Drummer Ringo Star remembered the late singer by attending the lighting of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Reykjavik, Iceland. They participated in a benefit concert with son Sean.
Strawberry Fields, located on the west side of Central Park near 72nd Street is a living tribute to singer, songwriter, and social activist John Lennon (1940–1980) who was was tragically murdered on December 8, 1980. This area of Central Park was named in 1981, and the re-landscaped Strawberry Fields and was dedicated in 1985.
Strawberry Fields is located just yards away from John Lennon and Yoko Ono's home, the Dakota Apartments, where Lennon was shot on December 8, 1980.
Using Yoko Ono's 1984 funding for the improvement of Strawberry Fields, Bruce Kelly designed the Garden of Peace. This contemplative space, fashioned in harmony with the original vision of Central Park creators Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, abounds with shrubs, trees, flowers, and rocks donated by 150 nations around the world.
As part of the Garden of Peace constructed during the 1984 repairs and developments, Neopolitan artisans crafted a circular black and white marble mosaic impressed with the word "Imagine" at its center and donated it to the park.
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