I started at the begining and ended at the end of his life
Born: 9 October 1940
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 8 December 1980 (shot to death)
Best Known As: One of The Beatles
As half of The Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were one of the most successful songwriting teams of the century. Together they wrote dozens of hit tunes, ranging from "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride" to "Penny Lane" and "Let It Be." Lennon's romance with Yoko Ono was a major influence on his post-Beatles career, and he collaborated with her on everything from the modern pop hymn "Imagine" to avant-garde noise and poetry. The Beatles broke up in 1970, and Lennon followed with a solo career marked by uneven recordings and public pleas for world peace. After a reclusive five years as a family man, Lennon released an album with Yoko in 1980, Double Fantasy. As their new song "Just Like Starting Over" was reaching the top of the charts, Lennon was shot to death outside his New York home by Mark David Chapman, a schizophrenic fan.
Lennon published two illustrated books of poetry and wit in the mid-1960s, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works... His son Julian Lennon is also a singer and musician... Lennon's political positions gained him the enmity of J. Edgar Hoover's F. B. I. and the U.S. State Department, and researchers are still trying to get files on Lennon made public.
The Beatles (1958-1970)
Spouse: Cynthia Lennon (Divorced)
Spouse: Yoko Ono (Until His Passing)
Son: Julian Lennon
Son: Sean Lennon
you are an idiot and im sorry your posts were admitted.
John Lennon was one of the most amazing people alive ever, not just because of his amazing ability to write music, but because of his views on the world (so true, listen to imagine, im being a stereotype but jeez) Lennon promoted peace, and everyones right to do what they wanted to do, and speak freely. he had some great ideas on how people should try and make the world a better place (which still aint happening sorry to say) so i dont know where you two get off saying this stuff about him of all people, for invalid reasons...Lennons music wasnt about selling out and being popular, it was about the message if anything, buy the very best of john lennon and dont just listen to it on your way to work while you chug back a mocha latte frappe swankaccino from starbucks, actually listen to it and listen to the lyrics, and see if u can get it, and he wasnt the personification of love and peace or whatever it was, he was a guy who (oh god forbid) wanted open love, peace, and he sang about his ideas, and anything else he felt like, and it was great, so before you go off slamming great people and saying he is only loved because he was murdered, why dont you look at him a bit more before the murder and appreciate it. and as for his comment regarding the beatles being bigger than jesus, john lennon had a sense of humor, he wasnt wound uptight enough to make a big deal out of everything, and who knew if christianity would have lived, he was just speculating.
but hey, im all for opinions, so if you wanna go on hating good people, calling them self righteous arse holes, no ones stopping you.
"whatever gets you through the night, its alright" -
long live John Lennon.