Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Dakota, 12/8/10

(via All About Jazz)

Thirty years ago today, John Lennon's life was brought to an abrupt and tragic end as he returned to his home at the Dakota building that overlooks Central Park.

The New York Times published an article yesterday about the life Lennon lead at the Dakota, as just another famous tenant who attended dinner parties and doted after his baby son, Sean.

(via The New York Times)

To this day the Dakota embodies the later years of the man who once called his band "more popular than Jesus" and his transformation into a New Yorker.

The building represents a tragedy,

(via The New York Times)

but nearby exists a memorial that, even in the shadow of the Dakota's dark history, shines brightly.


  1. I'm not a Beatles fan (eeks!), but the Dakota is a spectacular building!

  2. I remember how devastated the whole world seemed to be. I saw several beautiful tributes to John yesterday... Lovely post!


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