John Lennon’s Hollywood Star Vandalized

By: Alexandria Sardam - October 7, 2013

The news of John Lennon’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star being defaced was made aware to Gillian Lomax. Lomax spent six years on the radio, hosting KLOS’s Breakfast With the Beatles. She led her Magical History Tour group to Vine Street on Oct. 5
to take a gander at the Beatle’s star. Unfortunately, the star was found with graffiti that said, “I love you” along with other scribbles.

Take a look at the star here.

“Morons did it,” Lomax tells THR. “Rather tacky. There was a group of them, judging from the different colored pens. I tried to rub it out, but to no avail,” she said.”

Eventually, Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Walk of Fame was alerted about the mishap and by the morning of Oc. 7, workers were working diligently to get the scribbles up. The damage was taken care of before noon.

“We don’t mess around,” says Martinez. “I think Capitol is looking into seeing if there’s any video [of the crime.] They’re registered state landmarks. Those are my babies! We’ve had people destroy stars, cracking or prying out parts of the stars, and they do go to jail and they have to pay back for the repairs. We just had one recently damaged –Arsenio Hall’s, and a couple near him.”

Luckily, the star will be in beautiful condition before what would have been Lennon’s 73rd birthday in two short days.

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Alexandria SardamAlexandria is a recent Kentucky journalism grad with a passion for all things music. When she's not covering a festival, she's out scouring record store shelves for the latest vinyl find. She also likes nail polish and dogs. Follow Alex's tweets @deadheadal or shoot her an e-mail She welcomes all comments!

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  • Robert

    I am completely sure that John could not have cared less about his star.