Fans of Beatles icon John Lennon took to Twitter in their droves as they celebrated his 76th birthday.
The late singer was born on October 9, 1940, but died in 1980 after being shot by Mark David Chapman outside his luxury Manhattan apartment on December 8, 1980.
In his 40 years, Lennon made an immeasurable impact to the music industry for being a co-founder and one quarter of The Beatles along with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
He went on to have a successful solo career, with unforgettable tracks such as Imagine and (Just Like) Starting Over, and became known for his efforts as a peace activist.
It was all happiness and love on social media as thousands of Lennon's admirers took to the site to share videos, pictures, favourite songs and memories of the music legend.
-- Rt Your Fav Bands (@Rt_YourFavBands) October 9, 2016
-- Peter Parcek (@peterparcek) October 9, 2016
-- Beatles Archive (@BeatlesArc) October 9, 2016
Still one of my favourite songs . John would have been 76 today John Lennon - Imagine https://t.co/cph3YpChAL
-- John Hughes (@Givi2010) October 9, 2016
"Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow."- John Lennon BOTD in 1940
-- Veronica R. Chiesi (@VRCB32) October 9, 2016
Happy birthday, John. My favourite song from my favourite album. Pure 70s, a bit of disco, even before disco music.https://t.co/mEj7CW7mhq
-- Eva (@StoriesandMagic) October 9, 2016
-- George Jaeger-Wright (@GeorgeJW83) October 9, 2016
My favourite Lennon song.
And this is the version i learned it from.
Beautiful song. It's a hard thing to do,... https://t.co/unvH93Cruh
-- Graham Sweet (@guitargray) October 9, 2016
Let me take you down cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields. Strawberry fields in Central Park NYC my fave place. Happy birthday John Lennon. pic.twitter.com/u7ohVfzflw
-- Jamie Collins (@J_Collins1987) October 9, 2016
-- ? a n y a ? (@wthangyyx) October 9, 2016
-- Sasha Djordjevic (@Bambayay) October 9, 2016
-- Beatles Legacy (@BeatlesLegacy) October 9, 2016