John Lennon 1940-1980

Today marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s murderJohn Lennon Portrait; his 70th birthday would have been in October.

Naturally, there are many, many tributes and remembrances being published today, and it’s nice to go back to his work, and think about his life and his accomplishments. In the Music Library, we have all the Beatles’ albums (just search “Beatles” from our home page) and the DVD of the D.A. Pennebaker film, “Sweet Toronto (Music Library DVD 5),” which chronicles his performance with the Plastic Ono Band at the Sweet Toronto Peace Festival in 1969.

Media Services has the classic “A Hard Day’s Night” (Home Use DVD 5740) and “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” (Home Use DVD 3078), which chronicles his life and activism after leaving the Beatles.