- United States of America
John Lennon was one of the greatest singers of all time. He was an English rock musician, singer-songwriter, author, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. He is ranked the second most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history after McCartney.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Lennon number 38 on its list of fifty Greatest Artists of All Time. He was also ranked fifth greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2008.
On the night of December, 8 1980, at around 10:50 pm, Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon in the back four times in the entrance of the Dakota apartment building. John Lennon was taken to the emergency room of nearby Roosevelt Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:07 pm. On the following day, his wife issued a statement, saying "There is no funeral for John." She ended her statement with the words, "John loved and prayed for the human race. Please pray the same for him.
Two days before his murder, Lennon told Andy Peebles of the BBC that he felt he could go out anywhere in New York City and feel safe. During an interview with Dave Sholin at The Dakota hours before his murder, Lennon stated, "I've always considered my work one piece whether it be with Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, or Yoko Ono, and I consider that my work won't be finished until I'm dead and buried and I hope that's a long, long time.
John Lennon was one of the greatest people in history. He did not deserve to die, and to honor him, we should make Dec. 8, John Lennon day. Please, if you agree, sign my petition.
December 8th should become John Lennon day to honor the amazing man, John Lennon.
The Make December 8th John Lennon day petition to Obama was written by Haley Preston and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition.