John Lennon's New York City
Born October 9, 1940, John Lennon spent his post-Beatles years (1971–1980) living and working in New York City. Commemorate Lennon's birthday and life in NYC by exploring an interactive map of landmarks, suggested books, and more.
John Lennon: The New York Years by Bob Gruen is full of photographs and recollections from Lennon's personal photographer and friend. If you want to learn a great deal more about Lennon in NYC—to the point of surveillance-level detail—dig into John Lennon: The FBI Files. (Lennon attracted the FBI's attention due to his opposition to the Vietnam War and association with anti-war activists.) Finally, younger readers can check out the biography John Lennon "Imagine" by Jeff Burlingame.