John Lennon

John Lennon

 

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John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist[1] who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group would ascend to world-wide fame during the 1960s.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1957, he formed his first band, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Lennon began to record as a solo artist before the band's break-up in April 1970; two of those songs were "Give Peace a Chance" and "Instant Karma!" Lennon subsequently produced albums that included John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and songs such as "Working Class Hero", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". 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 album Double Fantasy. A lone gunman shot and killed Lennon in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building three weeks after the album was released.

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, 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 Billboard 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 posthumously 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.[2]

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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!
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John Lennon's motorbike to be auctioned at National Motorcycle Museum
  –  January 5, 2018
John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician and activist who co-founded the Beatles the music band, one of the most successful musical band in the history of music. (Youtube screengrab) LONDON: Late singer John Lennon's motorcycle will be ...
John Lennon letter up for auction
  –  December 24, 2017
A handwritten letter by Beatles legend John Lennon will be up for sale for USD 35,000. In the note, the renowned singer has accused a record label of blocking distribution on his 1968 experimental album 'Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins' as he appears in ...
John Lennon: Everything You Need To Know About His Tragic Death On The 37th Anniversary
  –  December 8, 2017
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 37th years since John Lennon was ruthlessly murdered on his own doorstep. Learn more about the details of the iconic singer’s death here. John Lennon was only 40 years old when he was murdered by a fan in New York ...
Paul Goresh, Who Photographed John Lennon With Killer Mark Chapman, Dead
  –  January 17, 2018
Paul Goresh, who took one of the last photographs of legendary American musician John Lennon, died Jan. 9, as confirmed by his cousin Tuesday. Goresh, 58, a resident of North Arlington, New Jersey, was unwell for some time, his cousin Rosanne Taylor wrote ...
Paul Goresh, who got photo of John Lennon with his killer, dies
  –  January 17, 2018
Paul Goresh, who famously snapped the only photo of John Lennon with his killer — one of the last pictures ... the only one in existence and one of the last pictures of the famous musician. Lennon’s widow would later ask for 19 other images of her ...
Beatles in India: A new life for John Lennon
  –  January 19, 2018
Thirty of them, in fact. Of these, 13 are by John Lennon, and 12 by Paul McCartney. That’s enough songs for each of them to have produced solo albums that year. And in a way, that’s what their music on the album is—songs by John Lennon and The ...
Ticket to ride: Monkey Bike owned by Beatles legend John Lennon tipped to sell for more than £30,000 at auction
  –  January 5, 2018
A Honda Monkey Bike formerly owned by Beatles legend John Lennon is set to go under the hammer in March ... However, after seeing images of the iconic music star riding the bike, Harington conducted his own research and had the authenticity of the Honda ...
John Lennon letter up for auction
  –  December 24, 2017
A handwritten letter by Beatles legend John Lennon will be up for sale for USD 35,000. In the note, the renowned singer has accused a record label of blocking distribution on his 1968 experimental album 'Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins' as he appears in ...
John Lennon's stolen diaries recovered in Berlin
  –  November 23, 2017
Diaries written by John Lennon are among hundreds of items belonging to The Beatles ... a recording of a Beatles concert on tape, sheet music, and a cigarette case. Beatles memorabilia often fetches huge prices at auction. In February this year, a ...

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