John Lennon 1940-1980

Boston Phoenix | December 2, 2005
The cover of the Dec. 16, 1980, issue of the Boston Phoenix was meant to be the annual holiday supplement. But the assassination of John Lennon sent the staff scrambling for a replacement. The paper marks the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death with an online reprint of its original coverage and tribute.

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The Boston Phoenix was founded in 1966 as an arts and entertainment newspaper for the 18-40 year old market. Today, with editions in Rhode Island and Portland, Maine, the Phoenix has a distribution of 220,000 and more than 600,000 readers...
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