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2,000 form human peace sign to mark John Lennon's 75th birthday

Thousands of people gathered in New Yorks Central Park to make a peace sign.) Thousands of people gathered in New Yorks Central Park on Tuesday (OCT 6) to create a giant human peace sign. The event took place to commemorate what would have been John Lennons 75h birthday. Led by Yoko Ono, more than 2,000 students, activists and politicians decided to Come Together and create the massive symbol. The event was organised by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit company that offers students opportunities to make music and produce videos for free. (Caters News)

2,000 form human peace sign to mark John Lennon's 75th birthday

Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono and tried to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign.

The record attempt to honor Ono's husband, John Lennon, didn't succeed. Still, the Central Park crowd celebrated the upcoming birthday of the late Beatle. Lennon would have turned 75 on Friday.

A Guinness World Records representative says Tuesday's effort brought together more than 2,000 people. But Guinness said 5,000 or more needed to turn out for an official record.

Lennon was assassinated in 1980 at his apartment building on Manhattan's west side just across from the park.

The crowd included everyone from aging hippies to schoolchildren not yet born when Lennon died. (AP)


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