Category: central park


Couples in New York City – Photos by Bob Gruen

Ike Turner & Tina Turner in Central Park on July 2, 1971.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

on 73rd St and Central Park West on April 2,1973

Sonny Bono & Cher on Lexington Avenue on May 5, 1973. 


Diana Ross performing during her “For One and For All” concert at Central Park in New York City on July 22, 1983.

Diana Ross performing during the second of two nights of her ‘For One and For All’ concert on Central Park’s Great Lawn in New York City on July 22, 1983.


Tina Turner at the Schaefer Music Festival in New York’s Central Park, 1970. 

Photos by Walter Iooss Jr. 

The Beatles at Central Park in New York during a sightseeing tour, February 1964. 

George Harrison is missing, back at the Plaza Hotel suffering from a sore throat.

On this day in music history: December 14, 1980 – A ten minute worldwide silent vigil is held for John Lennon at 2 pm EST, at the request of Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono. More than 100,000 people attend the vigil in Central Park in New York City across the street from the Lennon’s apartment at The Dakota on Central Park West. Over 30,000 people attend the vigil in Lennon’s hometown of Liverpool, UK. On October 9, 1985 (what would have been John Lennon’s 45th Birthday), a memorial is dedicated at the entrance to Central Park at Central Park West and 72nd Street, the same location where the 1980 silent vigil takes place. Named “Strawberry Fields”, the 2.5 acre site designed by Central Park’s chief landscape architect Bruce Kelly includes a circular mosaic with the word “IMAGINE” placed directly in the center. The memorial serves as a meeting place for annual tributes and remembrances of Lennon on his birthday and on the day of his passing.

Diana Ross photographed by Lawrence Schiller

in Central Park, 1970.