John Lennon‘s son Sean has told NME he considers his dad “one of a kind”, as fans remember him in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of his death.
Tomorrow (December 8) marks three decades since Lennon was assassinated by Mark Chapman outside his home in New York. This week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally worldwide tomorrow, pays tribute to the former Beatle.
Speaking in the issue, Sean Lennon said: “Dad was completely happy to run the risk of not being understood. He just made the statements that he wanted to make.”
He added: “When dad did ‘Give Peace A Chance’ or the bed-in he was ridiculed for it and it was seen as a joke. But the impact was great because he was a pop star who was rejecting everything about that life – and people respected him for it. He was one of a kind.”
This week’s issue of NME also features an interview with Yoko Ono, as well as features on Lennon‘s life and his final days.