YouTube - John Lennon Announced dead by Howard Cosell 1980 And I remember that like it was yesterday. Something interesting I saw in that documentary I mentioned earlier this week. Here is a photo of the John (and of course Paul and Ringo) taken on their first visit to NY in 1964. Behind them (I highlighted it) is the Dakota. John's future home and location of where his life would end. Way too soon. John we still miss you.