MATLACHA, Fla. - 32 years after John Lennon was killed fans are still paying tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter. Sunday evening Lennon fans were invited to the Strawberry Fields Forever Tribute Concert.
Musician and Beatle fan Jim Tucke provided live music and guests were able to admire Beatle's inspired artwork throughout the gallery and gardens.
Tucke remembers exactly where he was the night Lennon died. "I was in bed in Columbus, Ohio. A friend called me. I felt like I was his son. It was like part of your family got taken away."
Now, more than three decades later, Tucke is celebrating Lennon's life and legacy at the Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens.
"Just Beatle out and John Lennon out and hopefully someone will say, 'Hey you sound just like him," Tucke said.
Friend, fellow Beatle-enthusiast and event organizer, Leoma Lovegrove says she enjoys seeing old fans sing along and introducing new fans to the music of her generation.
"I love it when the 12-year-olds come into the gallery and say, 'I hear you have Beatle artwork or some lyrics and they find them for the first time. It's neat. It's revolving. Like Revolver.
The event was part of "Merry Matlacha." A new event sponsored by the Matlacha Island Chamber of Commerce.