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John Lennon

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John Lennon

John and Yoko's "Double Fantasy" album was released just three weeks before Lennon's murder in 1980. (Capitol Records)

Full Name:

Originally John Winston Lennon, later John Ono Lennon

Born:

October 9, 1940

Died:

December 8, 1980

John Lennon Quote:

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

Significant Facts About John Lennon:

  • Had two distinct careers, as singer-songwriter-guitarist for The Beatles, then as a solo musician, author, and political activist
  • Had a major influence on the evolution of rock music as a force for social and political change
  • Performed with, recorded with, and married Yoko Ono, whom he met at an exhibit of her art n London in 1966
  • Shot and killed by a deranged fan outside his New York City apartment as he and Yoko returned from a recording session in December, 1980

John Lennon Before and After The Beatles:

His mother taught him to play banjo as a child. He formed the group that would eventually become The Beatles, then called The Quarry Men, in the late 50s. After The Beatles split in 1970, he continued writing and performing as a solo artist until 1975, when he retired. He had just released a comeback album shortly before his death in 1980.

Essential John Lennon CD:

Working Class Hero - The Essential Lennon
This two-CD compilation contains 38 songs that define the artist's solo career.
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