Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s killer is still not fit for parole

The officials decided that Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980 will remain behind bars for at least another couple of years.

The New York State Division of Parole informed 55-year-old Chapman that they had concerns “about the disregard [he] displayed for the norms of our society and the sanctity of human life.”

A rep for Yoko Ono said she is “very pleased with the result”.

Chapman, who gunned down the “Beatles” icon outside Lennon’s NYC apartment 30 years ago, won’t have another shot at freedom until August 2012 – when he will become eligible for another parole review.

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Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop will sing in memory of John Lennon on October 9, in Los Angeles

Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, organizes two concerts on October 9, in Los Angeles and Reykjavik in memory of her former husband.

At the Los Angeles concert will participate Japanese band Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, son of Yoko and John Lennon, but also a number of notable artists such as Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, hip-hop producer RZA, Perry Farrell – Jane’s Addiction frontman and two members of the group Sonic Youth – Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

“The fact that this year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of John is a very special event for us all. Together we will celebrate the memory of John, who sent us so much positive energy during his life, but after his death also “said Yoko Ono.

Yoko Ono will host also on October 9th, the annual ceremony of lighting the front of the Imagine Peace Tower on the Vioey island near Iceland. The ceremony can be watch live online for free www.imaginepeace.com site.

After the ceremony, Yoko Ono will present the LennonOno Grant for Peace, a biannual distinction, and she will perform on this island a concert with her son Sean Lennon.

In late June, EMI announced they will celebrate the 70th anniversary of John Lennon through the launch of all the musician’s solo albums in remastered versions with the help of digital techniques.

John Lennon was shot and died on December 8, 1980, in front of his home in New York while returning home along with Yoko Ono, after a recording session.

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