The Beatles’ music was once banned in Cuba and tapes had to be smuggled in. 20 years after John Lennon died, Castro decided the Beatle should be celebrated as a hero and a bronze statue of Lennon was erected in John Lennon Park. A tribute concert was also held in Cuba in 2000. According to Castro, Lennon shared his dreams. He said he, too, is a dreamer whose dreams have become reality. Now you, too, can sit and spend time with Lennon in the park.