August 20, 1980

Today in 1980, John Lennon began recording his final album, Double Fantasy, with his wife Yoko Ono.

August20Today in 1980, John Lennon began recording his final album, Double Fantasy, with his wife Yoko Ono.

The record would be released on November 17 of that year through the newly formed Geffen Records. Although it was not initially received well, critics and fans came around, given Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release.

Following his assassination, the album went on to receive worldwide commercial success, even winning Album of the Year at the 1981 Grammys.

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