This coming week, throngs of John Lennon fans will come together once again to celebrate his life and remember the day that he was murdered outside of his home at the Dakota. The Beatle was shot on the night of December 8th (28 years ago this Monday) by Mark David Chapman (who was just denied parole again). Shortly after, he was pronounced dead at Roosevelt Hospital, and was later cremated in Hartsdale, New York. Today, those who loved and admired him continue to commemorate his life.

In New York, the tributes take place this Sunday. While many are impromptu gatherings, the Lennon Tribute will go on as planned, and there will also be a concert called "For the Love of Lennon" presented by the New Arts NYC. Simply show up to the Central Park Bandshell at 1 p.m. to take part in the latter; the organizers say “It’s about doing something out of love for this city, and in honor of a profound artist and New Yorker who continues to touch the hearts, minds and ears of millions."

Earlier this year two movies hit theaters that documented the actions that led up to Lennon's murder; one called simply The Killing of John Lennon, and the other one starring Jared Leto. In other '08 Lennon news: not that anyone was waiting, but the church just forgave Lennon for that whole bigger than Jesus comment. Meanwhile, someone who Yoko Ono allegedly reconciled with, Lennon's "lost weekend" fling May Pang, released photos of their time together. And Ono celebrated what would have been her husband's 68th birthday with an art exhibit called "Imagine Peace."