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Liverpool, Merseyside, North West England, UK
Place of Death
New York City, New York, USA the Dakota.
Cause of Death
Murdered by gunshot
Claim to Fame
Rock & Roll, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, AM Pop
Intimate, Acerbic, Rousing, Passionate, Cathartic, Cynical/Sarcastic, Earnest, Visceral, Amiable/Good-Natured, Reckless, Poignant, Gentle, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Freewheeling, Fiery, Reflective, Angry, Bitter, Rebellious, Earthy
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Soundtrack, Producer, Director
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In the mid-1950s John Lennon formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, which he attended) who, with the addition of and , later became . After some years of performing in Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany, "Beatlemania" erupted in England and Europe in 1963 after the release of their singles "Love Me Do" and "Please Please Me". The next year flew to America to appear on "Toast of the Town" (1948) (aka The Ed Sullivan Show), and Beatlemania spread worldwide. Queen Elizabeth II granted all four Beatles M.B.E. medals in 1965, for import revenues from their record sales; John returned his four years later, as part of an antiwar statement. John and continued to tour and perform live until 1966, when protests over his calling the Beatles phenomenon "more popular than Jesus" and the frustrations of touring made the band decide to quit the road. They devoted themselves to studio work, recording and releasing albums such as "Sgt. Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Magical Mystery Tour" and the "White Album". Instead of appearing live, the band began making their own "pop clips" (an early term for music videos), which were featured on television programs of the time. In the late 1960s John began performing and making albums with his second wife Yoko Ono, as the Beatles began to break up. Their first two albums, "Two Virgins" and "Life With The Lions", were experimental and flops by Beatles standards, while their "Wedding Album" was almost a vanity work, but their live album "Live Peace In Toronto" became a Top Ten hit, at the end of the 1960s. In the early 1970s John and Yoko continued to record together, making television appearances and performing at charity concerts. After the release of John`s biggest hit, "Imagine", they moved to the US, where John was nearly deported because of his political views (a late-`60s conviction for possession of hashish in the U.K. was the excuse given by the government), but after a four-year legal battle he won the right to stay. In the midst of this, John and Yoko separated for over a year; John lived in Los Angeles with personal assistant May Pang, while Yoko dated guitarist David Spinozza. When John made a guest appearance at Elton John`s Thanksgiving 1974 concert, Yoko was in the audience, and surprised John backstage. They reconciled in early 1975, and Yoko soon became pregnant. After the birth of their son , John settled into the roles of "househusband" and full-time daddy, while Yoko became his business manager; both appeared happy in their new life together. After a five-year break from music and the public eye, they made a comeback with their album "Double Fantasy", but within weeks of their re-emergence, Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman, a onetime Beatles fan angry and jealous over John`s ongoing career.
Dovedall Primary School, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Liverpool College of Art, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
www.johnlennon.com, www.thebeatles.com, www.absoluteelsewhere.net, rockhall.com/inductees/john-lennon/, www.lennon.net/
Full Name at Birth
John Winston Lennon Stanley
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Paul McCartney (Best Friend), Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney (Best Friend)
Bernard (Dog - a present he gave to Cynthia in early 1968)
Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lewis
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Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bassist, Record producer, Writer, Artist
He played on guitar, piano, harmonica, harmonium, elecronic organ, six-string bass
Alfred Lennon, John Albert, Bobby (step father)
Julia Baird (half-sister), Jackie Stanley (half-sister)
Mary Stanley, Mimi Smith (aunt), George Toogood Smith (uncle)
New York City, New York, USA
Cheese and Onion Crisps and Cheese Burger
Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Elton John 'Your Song'
Mice and Men
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
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Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Rickenbacker 325, Epiphone Casino, Gibson J-160E
He gets his middle name from Prime Minister Winston Churchill
John "Jack" Lennon (grandfather), Julian Lennon (son) (musician), Sean Lennon (son) (musician)
Stuart Sutcliffe, David Bowie, Brian Epstein, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell, Elton John, Mick Jagger
Stuart Sutcliffe ( First Best Friend )
John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership.
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Stash De Rola (Dandy and playboy)
Music Genre (Text)
Rock, Pop, Experimental
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica, Bass Guitar
Parlophone, Capitol, Apple, Geffen, Polydor
The Quarrymen, the Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, Harry Nilsson, the Dirty Mac, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Elton John
Music Genre (Text)
guitar, piano, harmonica
The Beatles, The Dirty Mac
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John Lennon died on 8th December, 1980. His last relationship was with May Pang.
During his life he was married to Yoko Ono from 1969 to 1980 and Cynthia Lennon from 1962 to 1968.
He also dated May Pang from 1973 to 1975, Krissy Wood in 1973, Alma Cogan from 1964 to 1966, Jackie DeShannon in 1964, Maureen Cleave in 1964, Jenny Kee (Designer) in 1964, Ida Holly in 1963, Sonnie Drane in 1963, Bettina Derlien from 1961 to 1963, Patricia Inder from 1960 to 1962, Thelma Pickles from 1957 to 1958, Barbara Baker from 1956 to 1958, Margaret Jones in 1955, Ronnie Spector, Alice Ormsby-Gore and Joan Baez.
John Lennon was rumored to have hooked up with Linda McCartney in 1970, Eleanor Bron in 1965 and Brian Epstein in 1963.