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Paul McCartney Invokes John Lennon at March for Our Lives

24 March 2018

Paul spoke with CNN at the March on Saturday and commented on why we need to end gun violence while also pointing out that his Beatles bandmate was killed by gun violence not too far from where he was standing. The former Beatle had a very personal reason for joining the march.

McCartney was referring to John Lennon, who was shot to death in the archway of his residence in 1980. "It is important to me".

McCartney was referring, of course, to John Lennon, who was murdered by a gunman on December 8, 1980 outside the Dakota apartment building on New York's Upper West Side, blocks from where anti-gun-violence protesters were gathering today to begin their march downtown.

In 1980, Lennon was shot by gunman Mark David Chapman outside New York's Dakota apartment building, where the singer lived at the time with his wife, Yoko Ono.

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Paul McCartney Invokes John Lennon at March for Our Lives