John Lennon decided to skip dinner and return home to see his five-year-old son the night he was fatally shot outside his New York City apartment.
The 40-year-old, who was murdered by Mark David Chapman on 8 December 1980, was in a rush to get home before his son Sean was asleep.
Lennon's widow Yoko Ono says, "We were returning from the studio, and I said, 'Should we go and have dinner before we go home?' and John was saying, 'No, let's go home because I want to see Sean before he goes to sleep.'
"And it was like he wasn't sure if we would get home before he (Sean) went to sleep and he was concerned about that."
In an interview aired on BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, an emotional Ono also revealed Lennon uttered no dying words as he lay dying from bullet wounds in the entrance to the Dakota apartment building.