Everyone knows the sad story about how John Lennon was senselessly killed on the street in front of his apartment by a deranged fan. This article provides an intimate glimpse into what Lennon’s life was like on that last day.

In the banal details of his daily routine, you can sense the level of peace and satisfaction he had achieved after a life marked by the chaos of meteoric fame.

The former Beatle had a packed schedule as he finalized a new song and posed for some final photographs that would become iconic