EntertainmentMusicUK John Lennon at 80: His life in pictures By PA News - October 8, 2020 Paid Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp File photo dated 01/10/63 of Paul McCartney (left) and John Lennon of The Beatles on stage in London during a recording session for the BBC radio programme 'Easy Beat'. Friday October 9 marks The Beatles star John Lennon's 80th birthday. PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 8, 2020. The musician was fatally shot by Mark David Chapman outside his Manhattan apartment in December 1980. See PA story SHOWBIZ Lennon. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire Friday would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Beatles star John Lennon. The musician died in 1980 in New York after he was shot by Mark David Chapman. Here the PA news agency takes a look at his life in pictures. Comedian Peter Cook talking to John Lennon in 1966 (PA) The Beatles in 1967 (PA) The Beatles at a recording session in London in 1967 (PA) George Harrison and John Lennon depart London Airport in 1965 (PA) John Lennon with his then wife Cynthia Lennon at Heathrow Airport in 1968 (PA) Actor Victor Spinetti (left) John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the first night of Lennon’s first play at The Old Vic National Theatre in London in 1968 (PA) John Lennon at the recording studio in 1967 (PA) The Beatles showing their MBE Insignias in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in 1965 (PA) The Beatles board a plane in 1966 (PA) The Beatles and their wives arrive for the premiere of their film Help! in London in 1965 (PA) This article is available to subscribers. Click here to login or get access.