John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on October 9, , the only child of Fred and Julia Lennon. His parents split when he was a toddler and he was. Find John Lennon biography and history on AllMusic - Out of all the Beatles, John Lennon had the most. John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (9 October – 8 December ) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist 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 en‎: ‎Julian‎; ‎Sean.


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Paul McCartney wrote "Here Today" as a tribute to him. He is referenced in the work of several other music artists. David Bowie also a friend recorded the song "Never Let Me Down" the title track of his album as a homage to Lennon Bowie sang it in the style of Lennon as well as performing mouth organ and whistling in a Lennon style.

However, this was not the first time McCartney's name appeared first; many of their early songs were so credited, and the same had been done with songs on the live album "Wings Over America". He was photographed for the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine by Annie Leibovitz on the day he was murdered.

He was preoccupied with the number biography john lennon An avant-garde composition on The Beatles ' "White Album" was "Revolution 9", while a solo recording of his was " 9 Dream", a term he gave to a state biography john lennon enlightenment.

He died at 11 p.

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His mother Julia was killed by biography john lennon drunk driver when John was seventeen; his stepfather broke down at the news, and John had to go with the police to identify her body he later named his first son [ Julian Lennon ] for her, and remembered his mother in the song "Julia", ten years after her death.

His best friend and former band mate Stuart Sutcliffe died from a brain hemorrhage inwhen they were both 21; John asked Stuart's mother for the old scarf he'd worn to art school, and kept it as a memento. In the days leading biography john lennon to Lennon's murder, his killer Mark David Chapman "lived the life" in his words of J.


Salinger 's "Catcher in the Rye" narrator Holden Caulfield, and was browsing a copy of that book when he was arrested. He was cremated privately the day after his death. Yoko Ono has never revealed the biography john lennon of the ashes, or what happened to them.

In lieu of a funeral for John, Yoko asked the public for ten minutes of silence and prayer at 2pm ET on the following Sunday, December 14th, and to contribute to charities in his memory. Besides re-releases of his music, his presence has remained in the marketplace and media through selections from his writings and drawings, including a line of children's products based on creations made for son Sean Lennon.

He didn't spend every day of his five years' retirement at the Dakota. Yoko Ono or one of biography john lennon consultants would occasionally send him or the family to different spots around the globe, for vacations or good-luck trips, beginning with a flight around the world from west to east to "clear their karma".

Lennon had to visit Hong Kong alone, book his own room, and see to his own meals, which he'd never done in his life; after a nervous first day spent mostly in the bathhe finally tried going out for a walk - and was surprised to find that nobody took him for more than a tourist, let biography john lennon one of the world-famous Beatles.

Not getting the celebrity treatment for the first time since his early twenties, he felt like he'd rediscovered himself.

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He also spent little time on remixing with his solo records; latter-day remasters of his solo albums have been carefully remixed, bringing out many subtleties in the music buried or lost in the original mixes.

Yoko Ono signed over the royalties of his song "Imagine", in perpetuity, to Amnesty International, a world-wide organization devoted to political prisoners. Shortly before his death, he also said he enjoyed The Pretenders ' hit single "Brass in Pocket" as well as the debut album of The B's because it reminded him of Yoko Ono 's music.

The Beatles were voted the Greatest Rock and Roll Artists of all time on the same list in the magazine. He was a bright child, but not much of a student from secondary school akin to middle and high school on; he found little to engage him, and failed his last round of final exams by just a few points.

He was able to enter Art school on a headmaster's recommendation, but found it no more engaging, and slacked off, giving most of his energies to the Beatles, friends and girlfriends. Danish rock band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy is not only named after a famous Beatles song written by Larry Williamsbut included on their second album "Rotator" was the song " After his conviction for hashish possession in the fall of he pleaded guilty biography john lennon his lawyer's advice, to "get it behind him" and to keep Yoko Ono from being prosecuted, and possibly deported from the U.

Psychiatrist and Primal therapist Dr. Arthur Janov was able to arrange a medical visa for Lennon late inon the biography john lennon that he and Yoko had come to Janov for treatment, and they were also allowed to return the next year for a series of custody hearings over Yoko's daughter Kyoko Ono Cox.

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