John Lennon

John Lennon

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered by Mark Chapman three weeks after its release.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.

As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 27 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Birthday

Oct. 9, 1940

Place of birth

Liverpool, England

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Yoko Ono: Then and Now

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The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary

On October 5th 1962, the Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. It was a moment that ch... Read more

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The Beatles: Rooftop Concert

The Beatles, with Billy Preston, gave their final live performance on January 30th 1969 atop the ... Read more

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John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

Decades later it's a little hard to appreciate just how shocking Plastic Ono Band was at the time... Read more

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Bed Peace

John and Yoko in the presidential suite at the Hilton Amsterdam, which they had decorated with ha... Read more

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Good Ol’ Freda

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The Beatles: Help!

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Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album

An instant classic when released in September 1971, John Lennon's Imagine was the ex-Beatle's sol... Read more

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He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life

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Beatles: The Beatles Diary

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John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Give Peace A Song

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You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night'

Thirty years after A Hard Day's Night, its producer, director, writer and others describe its mak... Read more

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The Beatles on Record

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How the Beatles Changed the World

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Discovering Lennon

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Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison

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The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited

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Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

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John Lennon - Imagine

John Lennon, David Bowie, Julian Lennon, and Yoko Ono Lennon are featured in this portrait of the... Read more

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John & Yoko's Year of Peace

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The Beatles Unauthorized

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The Beatles: Celebration

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

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Happy Birthday to John

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Let it Be

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I Don't Know Which Tree It Comes From that Fragrance

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British Rock: The First Wave

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Rare and Unseen: The Beatles

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LennoNYC

This documentary takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent l... Read more