The British musician, singer and songwriter John Lennon, 1940 – 1980, rose to worldwide fame as one of The Beatles, but is also remembered for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism. With Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. John Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City on 8 December 1980. He had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono. From the book “We are all equal”, by Finn Nygaard. Author Elsebeth Aasted Schanz, PhD, Manager and curator of the Danish Poster Museum.