Strawberry Fields is an area in Central Park, New York City, dedicated to the life and legacy of John Lennon. Lennon gained fame as the "Smart Beatle" before establishing himself as a solo artist. Lennon was assassinated in 1980

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  • On April 11, 1970, "Let It Be" by the Beatles hit No. 1 on the pop charts. Paul McCartney, who wrote the song, formally announced his departure from the group just a day before. The Beatles' breakup made headlines around the world and drew added attention to the song, which had been released six weeks earlier.
     
    From their earliest days performing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, to touring sold-out stadiums around the world, the Beatles signified something much larger than music. Their presence promoted youthful iconoclasm, as well as the hopes and dreams of the West's "Baby Boomer" generation. Perhaps their most lasting messages endorsed freedom, an interest in world cultures, and individuality.
  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    culture Noun

    learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.

    endorse Verb

    to support.

    formal Adjective

    official or standardized.