See some of The Beatles best soundbytes...
jason gregory
14:08 8th October 2010

Music fans around the world are marking what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday weekend.

The former Beatle, who was shot dead in 1980, would have celebrated his landmark birthday on the October 9.

To mark the event, Gigwise has put together a collection of some of Lennon's most memorable quotes.

From his iconic call to give peace a chance to his controversial statement about Jesus, Lennon always knew how to inspire good copy - whether he meant it or not.

You can see our selection below, alongside some special photos of people and places associated to the late Fab Four star.

MORE: Remembering John Lennon At 70: Musicians Influenced By The Beatles.