John Lennon

John Lennon

Rock Singer

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles.

Full Name
John Winston Ono Lennon
Oct 9, 1940
Dec 8, 1980
5′ 10″
Net Worth


John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England. He was the founder of the rock band The Beatles and one of the most famous and influential musicians of all time. Lennon grew up in a troubled family life with his mother Julia, who separated from John’s father, Alfred Lennon when John was five years old. He showed an early interest in music, learning to play both the banjo and piano by age 15.

Lennon began playing with local bands in Liverpool before forming The Beatles in 1960 along with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. As the lead singer and songwriter for The Beatles, he wrote some of their most acclaimed songs such as “Help!”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “Imagine” and “Give Peace A Chance”. His solo career began after the group disbanded in 1970 and included albums such as “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” (1970), “Imagine” (1971), and “Double Fantasy” (1980).

His work outside of music included activism for civil rights as well as anti-war protests against the Vietnam War. In addition to his musical accomplishments, Lennon was also known for his personal relationships; he married artist Yoko Ono in 1969 and had two children with her: Sean and Kyoko. Tragically, Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building on December 8th 1980 at the age of 40. Despite his untimely death, Lennon has continued to be celebrated for his music and legacy that still resonates today.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1940</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">John Lennon is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 9, 1940, John Winston Ono Lennon was born in Liverpool, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1957</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms the Quarrymen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John forms the Quarrymen skiffle group with his friends. The name would later be changed to The Beatles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Beatles Signed Record Deal</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Beatles signed a recording contract with EMI Records and released their first single “Love Me Do”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Beatles Appear on the Ed Sullivan Show</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Beatles made their U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan show.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">John Marries Yoko Ono</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John and Yoko Ono are married in Gibraltar.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">John Lennon is Assassinated</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Lennon is assassinated outside his home in New York City by Mark David Chapman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class 2017"class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">John Lennon is Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">John Lennon is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> Legacy of Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Lennon was a revolutionary artist in many ways, and he left us with an incredible body of work. His songs have been covered by countless other singers, and his influence continues to be felt around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Peaceful Message</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Lennon was a passionate advocate for peace and love. He used his music to spread a message of peace and love, which resonated with millions of people around the world. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Inspirational Quotes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">John Lennon was an inspirational figure who had a huge impact on popular culture. His quotes about life, love, and peace continue to inspire people to this day. His words are as relevant today as they were when he first said them.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Wasn't a Fan of School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Lennon didn't do well in school, and was known to be disruptive in class. He was even expelled from one school for bad behavior.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Turned Down a Knighthood</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Lennon was offered a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1965, but he declined the honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was an Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Lennon was also an artist, and had a number of exhibitions showing his work around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Left Behind Unfinished Songs</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">John Lennon left behind over 200 unfinished songs when he died, some of which have been released posthumously.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Owned Two Islands</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At one point, John Lennon owned two islands in the Bahamas. The islands were named "Dolphin Island" and "Fool's Paradise".</p></div>


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