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9th December, 2013

Liverpool remember John Lennon at the fourth John Lennon Peace Vigil

Hundreds of people turned up to the Beatles Story on the 8th December to pay their respects to John Lennon on the 33rd anniversary of his death. People from Liverpool, London, New York, Helsinki and other cities across the world attended our fourth John Lennon Peace Vigil event.

During the event we opened up the parts of our exhibition that are dedicated to John and a special room was also opened for people to write their messages to John; the messages were then tied to a giant peace sign that we had created especially for the event.

The highlight of the event were the numerous on-stage tributes to John including MiC LOWRY. MiC LOWRY are a young band from Liverpool, who have all been to the same school as John. Earlier this year, Yoko Ono said she was "sure John, would of loved to have been here to perform with them”. The band performed a special set dedicated to John, only performing songs from his time with The Beatles and also songs from his solo career.

The evening finished at the European Peace Monument, where a final tribute to John was made. Matthew Breen, who played George Harrison in the critically acclaimed Lennon at The Royal Court earlier this year, lead the crowd that gathered and performed a variety of John’s songs, finishing the evening with Give Peace a Chance.

You can watch MiC LOWRY rehearsing for their performance here:

This year’s peace vigil was our most successful to date, it was a great occasion and John was at the forefront of everybody’s mind throughout.

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