Tag: Mark David Chapman


This Day In Music, October 27th

On this day in 1980: Mark David Chapman bought a five-shot .38 special for $169. A little over six weeks later, he would use the gun to kill John Lennon outside of his New York City apartment. On this day in 1988: U2’s film ‘Rattle And Hum’, received its world wide premiere in the group’s […]


This Day In Music, August 24th

On this day in 1981: Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. The 25 year old had shot Lennon five times at close range on December 8th, 1980 in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Over the next few months, Chapman would claim […]


This Day In Music, June 22nd

On this day in 1981: Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge of murdering John Lennon in December of 1980. He was later sentenced to 20 years to life. On this day in 1985: Bryan Adams started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Heaven’, his first #1 single, it […]