Yoko Ono fails in world record attempt of largest human peace sign for John Lennon’s 75th birthday

2,000 people joined Ono to form a human peace sign at New York's Central Park on Tuesday (October 6)

Yoko Ono failed in her attempt to form the world’s largest human peace sign at New York’s Central Park on Tuesday (October 6), an effort made to mark what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday this week.

Ono was hoping to gather between 6,000 and 10,000 people, with 5,000 attendees needed to break the world record.

However, a representative from the Guinness World Records told CBS News that only 2,000 individuals attended, meaning that Ono fell well short of the record number.

Ono later wrote on Twitter: “Thankyou for coming today. I really appreciate it. I love you!”

The event was in memory of Ono’s husband of eleven years, late Beatle John Lennon, who would have celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday (October 9).

Donations were being made at the event for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit that aims to give students audio recording experience and options.

Lennon died in December 1980, aged 40, after being shot five times in the back by Mark David Chapman outside his home in the Dakota Building, in front of Central Park.

See photos from the event below, as well as a CBS news report.