The rock legend's life will be remembered on Broadway...

A musical based on the life of John Lennon is set to open next year.

The Broadway musical, ‘John Lennon‘, follows the songwriter’s life growing up in working class Merseyside to his assassination in New York in 1980.

The play has the blessing of his widow, Yoko Ono, and will use songs he wrote as a solo artist, reports Variety.

The show will open in San Francisco on February 1, 2005 before moving to New York a week later.