John Lennon

John Lennon



John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. He formed his first band, the Quarrymen, in 1957 which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a sporadic solo career that produced albums including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and songs such as "Give Peace a Chance", "Working Class Hero", and "Imagine". After he married Yoko Ono in 1969, he added "Ono" as one of his middle names. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was shot and killed in front of his Manhattan apartment three weeks after its release.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved from London to Manhattan in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by the Nixon administration to deport him. Some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture.

By 2012 (thirty-two years after his death), Lennon's solo album sales in the United States had exceeded 14 million units. He is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart as a writer, co-writer, or performer. In 2002, Lennon was voted eighth in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time. In 1987, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lennon was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—first in 1988 as a member of the Beatles and again in 1994 as a solo artist.[1]



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"Imagine" is a song written and performed by English musician John Lennon.
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"Instant Karma!" – sometimes referred to as "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" – is a song written by English musician John Lennon, released as a single on Apple Records in February 1970.
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Man arrested for stealing 100 items from estate of John Lennon
  –  November 27, 2017 Wayne Cochran, the blue-eyed soul singer known for his flashy platinum blond pompadour and his work with the band C.C. Riders passed away this weekend.
Mystery of John Lennon's first instrument interpreted in new stage play
  –  November 27, 2017
The story of the first musical instrument played by late British star singer John Lennon is to be given its world premiere in the former Beatles' home city of Liverpool. The play, which debuts in April next year at the Epstein Theater in Liverpool ...
John Lennon's Stolen Diaries Have Been Found After 11 Years
  –  November 26, 2017
German police recovered a trove of stolen artifacts belonging to John Lennon, including a set of diaries that the singer last wrote in on the morning he was murdered, the Associated Press reports. Along with the diaries, police found two pairs of Lennon's ...
John Lennon's diaries and belongings recovered 11 years after theft
  –  November 23, 2017
Berlin: German police have recovered 86 personal items belonging to John Lennon, after arresting a man in connection with a 2006 theft from the late Beatles singer's wife Yoko Ono. Police arrested the man in Berlin on Monday suspected of receiving the ...
German police retrieve 100 stolen John Lennon items
  –  November 22, 2017
BERLIN — German police recovered around 100 items that belonged to late Beatles star John Lennon that were stolen from his widow ... 2017 Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies November 18, 2017 AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead ...
Man Arrested in Berlin Over John Lennon’s Stolen Diaries
  –  November 22, 2017
A man was arrested in Berlin on Monday in connection with stolen diaries, glasses and other personal effects that belonged to the Beatles singer John Lennon, a spokesman for the city’s public prosecutor said. The police believe a second man, thought to ...
John Lennon's Diaries & Iconic Glasses Found in Germany a Decade After Allegedly Being Stolen
  –  November 22, 2017
Personal items including diaries and iconic round-framed glasses belonging to John Lennon believed to be stolen 11 years ... accused of receiving 100 items once belonging to the iconic singer, including a diary that ended on the day Lennon was shot ...
A Treasure Trove Of John Lennon’s Stolen Possessions Have Turned Up In Germany
  –  November 21, 2017
More than 100 items belonging to John Lennon that were stolen sometime around 2006, have recently turned up in Germany. According to a report from the Associated Press, the lot includes two pairs of the singer’s iconic, round “granny glasses,” a trio ...
Man Arrested After Being Suspected Of Handling Stolen John Lennon Diaries
  –  November 20, 2017
A man was arrested Monday after being suspected of fraud and receiving stolen John Lennon diaries that were allegedly swiped ... after possibly handling items belonging to the popular Beatles singer who was shot and killed by a gunman in 1980, reported ...
Music interview – Jools Holland and José Feliciano: ‘We came together like John Lennon and Paul McCartney’
  –  November 17, 2017
The guitarist met John Lennon during the recording of his Rock ’n’ Roll ... recalling first hearing the guitarist and singer on the radio at his nan’s house while she was cooking breakfast. “Suddenly I woke up, I said ‘What is this?’
Liam Gallagher: I believe John Lennon is looking out for me
  –  October 10, 2017
Singer Liam Gallagher said John Lennon is his spiritual guide and he believes the music legend is watching over him. The 45-year-old musician is an ardent fan of the Beatles rocker, who was shot outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980. This is how brothers ...
Singer Mike Scott: My six best albums - Marvin Gaye, John Lennon and more
  –  September 15, 2017
A new double album, Out Of All This Blue, is out now and they tour the UK in October. MARVIN GAYE: Let’s Get It On (Motown) Maybe the sexiest, most sultry music ever made, with that incredible silken voice floating over it. Funk originally meant the ...


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