Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of music's greatest tragedies: John Lennon was killed on this date in 1980 at the age of 40. Thousands around the world -- and around the Internet -- are looking back and paying tribute to the Beatle. Here's a roundup of the best Lennon stuff to check out while you spin "Mind Games":
• Stop the Presses! takes a look at the Lennon clan 30 years after the tragedy and the current state of both the Beatles' and Lennon's legacies.
• The Huffington Post offers up a photo gallery recounting Lennon's last days.
• If you can brave this cold weather and make it to a newsstand, the new issue of Rolling Stone has a newly discovered interview with Lennon conducted three days before his death. Otherwise, there are audio excerpts from the interview and more Lennon coverage online.
• CNN asks fans, "Where were you when John Lennon died?"
• Not really Lennon-related, but the Wrap has an interesting piece on how Michael Jackson acquired perhaps his biggest prize, the Beatles' catalog.
• Across the pond, the BBC writes about the fans gathering in Central Park today for a memorial to Lennon. The Beeb also opens up their archives for their report on Lennon's death.
• And then there's the U.K. music mag NME, which shamefully boasts the headline "Lemmy: 'John Lennon was the a------ of The Beatles' - video." You stay classy, NME.
- John Lennon