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John Lennon

John Lennon

English singer and songwriter

John Winston Ono Lennon is one of the most famous musical artists ever. He shot to fame as one of The Beatles. He co-wrote most of the band’s songs, the majority of which are now rock classics. He also helped shape the social revolution of the 1960s. His solo career further elevated him as a music legend. Lennon also achieved fame as a peace activist.

Lennon was born in Liverpool in 1940. He was brought up by an aunt, who bought him a harmonica and taught him how to play the banjo. Lennon’s mother played him Elvis Presley records and he fell in love with Rock and Roll. He told his mother and aunt he would be a famous singer one day.


January 2001
The Beatles appear on the cover of Guitar World
December 8, 1980
John Lennon Killed
May 8, 1970
The Beatles release Let It Be
September 26, 1969
The Beatles release Abbey Road
January 17, 1969
The Beatles release Yellow Submarine
November 22, 1968
The Beatles release the White Album
November 27, 1967
The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour
June 1, 1967
The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles release Revolver
December 3, 1965
The Beatles release Rubber Soul


Further Resources



Samantha Leathers
September 29, 2021
A CASSETTE tape sold at auction for DKK 481,000 (£55,747) on Tuesday night in Denmark. The 33 minute recording showcased an interview between John Lennon, Yoko Ono and four Danish schoolboys in 1970, as well as a never-released song.
Hard Rock International
April 21, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International today announced its continued partnership with global non-profit WhyHunger and activist-artist Yoko Ono Lennon to...
John Colapinto
January 19, 2021
the Guardian
Anatomy of the larynx, published in 1893. Photograph: Getty Images
John Colapinto
January 19, 2021
the Guardian
The long read: When I damaged my vocal cords, I was forced to change the way I spoke - and discovered how much our voices reveal who we are
Dan Schawbel
January 10, 2021
Business Insider
The bestselling writer discusses what it was like to write about John Lennon and the Kennedys and to coauthor a book with US President Bill Clinton.
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