Thursday, December 8, 2016

Beatlemania: John Lennon Mural - Springfield, MA

John Lennon Mural
Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.023 W 072° 35.295

Short Description: 

A mural of John Lennon base on the album covers designed by Andy Warhol is painted in niche of the historic Court Square Building at 13-31 Elm St., Springfield, MA.

Long Description:

Local artist John Simpson painted number of celebrities on wood panels of the One Court Square Building. This niche contains a 10' by 5' mural of one of the most famous images of John Lennon which was created by Andy Warhol and used on the albums Menlove Ave and Working Class Hero.

A black and white portrait depicts John Lennon from the neck up. Lennon facing forward and wearing round wire rimmed eyeglasses. The mural was created over several days in October 2014.

John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England, UK. He formed the group the Quarrymen in 1957 which in 1960 evolved into the Silver Beetles, the Silver Beatles and by August to the Beatles. The name is a tribute to Buddy Holly and his group the Crickets.

The Beatles became the most influential musical group of the 1960's. After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, John Lennon embarked on a second musical career with his second wife Yoko Ono. John Lennon was shot and killed outside his Manhattan apartment on December 8, 1980 by Mark David Chapman. Both the Beatles and John Lennon have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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