John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.
John Lennon said one of The Beatles' songs had some of his best lyrics. Here's a look at why he liked these lyrics so much.
The Cheat Sheet
9 hours ago
JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND - THE ULTIMATE MIXES. SUPER DELUXE BOX SET. OUT NOW. Featuring John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Alan White and Phil Spector.
John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, during a German air raid in World War II. When he was four years old, Lennon's parents separated and he ended up ...
John Lennon, in full John Winston Ono Lennon, (born October 9, 1940, Liverpool, England—died December 8, 1980, New York, New York, U.S.), leader or coleader of the British rock group the Beatles, author and graphic artist, solo recording artist, and collaborator with Yoko Ono on recordings and other art projects.
For John Lennon, the truth was not a fixed category, but a shifting one that took into account all of the factors that determine the circumstances of our lives. He lived by a code of honesty, of self-revelation, of the belief that the best songs he could write were the ones that communicated a clear picture of who he was at the moment of their ...
The latest tweets from @johnlennon
Chapman said he decided Lennon was a "phony" based on the dichotomy between Lennon's altruistic lyric "imagine no possessions" and his lavish lifestyle as depicted in Anthony Fawcett's book John Lennon: One Day at a Time, published by Grove Press in 1976.
John returned to recording in 1980 with his first solo album in over half a decade, "Double Fantasy." On the night of December 8, 1980, John was in the walkway of The Dakota apartment building in New York City when someone said, "Mr. Lennon." John turned around and was shot at close range by a stalker.
- 9 Oct 1940, Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
- 618 · View Source
- 8 Dec 1980 (aged 40), New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
from the album ImagineB-side "It's So Hard" "Working Class Hero" Released 11 October 1971 (US)24 October 1975 (UK)
- 4 min
zazzle.com has been visited by 100K+ users in the past month