Today the tourists have been taking a break from Times Square and mingling with local John Lennon fans to pay tribute to the musician. 28 years ago today he was killed in front of his home at The Dakota (where his wife Yoko Ono still lives), and now the spot has become one of the New York City landmarks in which to remember the former Beatle.

Earlier today there were some tourists overheard asking the doorman about the exact location of the murder, and were then seen posing in front of the location...which is a bit grim, if not gauche. Meanwhile, Strawberry Fields was packed as usual, with fans belting out Beatles tunes; and over in Japan, Yoko Ono is holding a memorial concert.