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John Winston Lennon was born on Oct 9 1940 in Liverpool England during a bombing over the town. His Mother was Julia and his Father was Alfred. His father left him at age 1 and Julia fell in love with a sailor and lived a married life without ever being wed. his aunt, Mary "Mimi" Smith tried everything to take him away from them because she thought her sister being immoral. She won and took John at age 3. His father took him at age 5 and planned to take him to New Zeland but Julia saved him. He cut off most contact with Julia until he was 15. She bought him a guitar and taught him to play. Mimi was against the guitar and it was until 1965 she finally thought the guitar offered him something. He formed a band called the Quarry Men. At a church activitie they preformed Be-Bop-A-LuLA live. Paul McCartney was in the audience and was later introduced. Within a week he was in the band. Paul in vited George Harrison another week later. The changed their name to the Silver Bewatles a play on the Crickets. After many behavior problems after school, Mimi sent him to art college where he met his first love: Cynthia Powell. He also met a great friend: Stu Sutcliffe. John asked him to join the band as a bass player. The band went to hamburg germany first in 1960. While they were there, they took their first drugs: Pep Pills. They were also introduced to Astrid who fell in love with Stu. They returned to england. They started working for the cavern club wich was their signature place to play. In 1962 They went to Hamburg again This time Cynthia and Pauls girlfriend Dot Rhone went along. But Stu didnt return He went back to painting and married astrid. Cyntia was pregnant when he returned and they married. They recorded an album under the name THE BEAT BROTHERS in germany. Brian Epstein owned a store and it got many requests so he went to find out why. He became their manager and they recorded their first "real" album called Please Please Me. They returned to hamburg one last time to find stu was dead and John hit the bottle really hard for two weeks. John Charles "Julian" Lennon was born in april 63. In 1964, in new York he tried his first hard drug: marijuana. He then tried LSD in 65. This began to destroy his marriage. He met Yoko Ono in 1966 and she began to stalk him with cards letters and once even showed up at his house. He began to give in and went on dates with her. He divorced Cyntia in 1968 and tried to take julian away from her but failed. Yoko began to lead him to many strange new things like performing in a bag, to doing a press conference in bed. He moved to new york after the beatles broke up in 1970. He continued to released albums. In 1974 he separated from yoko for 13 months when he did drugs and drank uncontrollebly. They got back together and had a son: Sean. He became a stay at home father and tried to pick up the shattered pieces of his relationship with Julian and got off to a fresh start with sean. He released his first album in 5 years in 1980 and was shot down a few months later.
I wrote 2 definitions on John Lennon one full of facts and one of opinions

I started at the begining and ended at the end of his life
by Mr Kite January 09, 2006
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A great musician, member of the 1960-1970 band The Beatles, assassinated outside his New York apartment in 1980 by Mark Chapman in front of his spouse Yoko Ono, a truly influential great man with an untimely death will be forever remembered.
RIP John Lennon 1940-1980
The Beatles
by Predeckis May 25, 2006
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John Lennon, Rock Musician / Songwriter

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.
RIP John Lennon
1940-1980 (Assassination)
The Beatles (1958-1970)
Spouse: Cynthia Lennon (Divorced)
Spouse: Yoko Ono (Until His Passing)
Son: Julian Lennon
Son: Sean Lennon
by P-redeckis June 23, 2006
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coolest man to ever live. wrote some of the best songs in musical history. most influential man in music. sexier than Paul. if i truly believed in god than i would say he is god. member of the Beatles , bigger than Jesus.
am i the only John Lennon/ Beatles fan who actually likes and respects Yoko Ono as an artist? (i'm still not quite sure that i like her singing)
by Lady Madonna July 26, 2005
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My idol. Should be everyones idol. Leader of the greatest band ever, the beatles. Cuter than Paul McCartney and wearer of little round glasses that ROCK.
John Lennon is dead and famous.
by ThisRandomPerson October 29, 2006
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this is a response to definitions # 16 and 17 for john 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.
peace.
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" -
"whatever gets you through the night, its alright" -
long live John Lennon.
by aboveusonlysky August 19, 2007
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John Lennon was the main member of the beatles and co-wrote many of the greatest songs of the centrury with Paul MacCartney. During the 50s, he mainly wrote of love, but as the 60s wore on, he became an LSD junkie with the other Bealtes. After that, most of his songs were about drugs, "seeing beyond your stuff" and sublimal messages about how stupid the government is. After his murder in 1980, he's now revered as a musical God.
"John Lennon's voice was amazing in the song A Day in the life"
by Jake February 25, 2005
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