Sir Paul McCartney paid tribute to John Lennon during a March For Our Lives demonstration on Saturday March 24.
The 75-year-old icon wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, ‘We Can End Gun Violence’, as he took to the streets of New York – where his former bandmate was shot dead in 1980 – to show his support for the introduction of stricter gun laws in the US.
Paul – who attended the rally along with his wife Nancy Shevell – told CNN: “One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me.” Demonstrations have been staged across America in support of the movement.
And while the former Beatle doesn’t know whether it will prompt any meaningful change, he was keen to show his support. He said: “This is what we can do, so I’m here to do it.”
Lennon was killed outside the Dakota apartment building in Manhattan by gunman Mark David Chapman.