John Lennon

Musician and Beatle John Lennon Full Name: John Lennon
Nationality: British

Profession: Musician and Beatle
Why Famous: Founding member of rock n roll group "The Beatles" and who with Paul McCartney formed a hugely successful and influential song writing partnership.

Went on to develop a solo career ('Imagine') before being murdered in New York in 1980.

Born: October 9, 1940
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Died: December 8, 1980 (aged 40)
Cause of Death: Murdered

Married Life

  • 1962-08-23 Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
  • 1968-08-22 Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultry
  • 1969-03-20 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

Historical Events in the Life of John Lennon

  • 1957-07-06 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
  • 1963-03-12 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
  • 1963-11-04 John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London
  • 1964-04-01 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
  • 1964-04-27 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US
  • 1965-06-14 John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published
  • 1966-03-04 John Lennon says "We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
  • 1966-07-31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
  • 1968-07-01 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)
  • 1968-08-30 John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden, New York
  • 1968-10-18 Police find 219 grains of cannabis resin in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's apartment
  • 1968-11-11 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
  • 1968-11-29 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
  • 1969-01-03 John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
  • 1969-03-25 John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)
  • 1969-05-26 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their 2nd bed-in for peace (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
  • 1969-06-14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show
  • 1969-07-01 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash
  • 1969-11-07 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK
  • 1969-11-25 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War
  • 1970-04-01 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
  • 1971-01-22 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"
  • 1971-09-09 John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album
  • 1971-10-08 John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"
  • 1971-10-14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on "Dick Cavett Show"
  • 1971-10-28 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC
  • 1971-12-01 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US
  • 1972-02-14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
  • 1972-02-18 John Lennon and Yoko Ono end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
  • 1972-03-16 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are served with deportation papers
  • 1972-09-05 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear
  • 1973-04-01 John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
  • 1973-11-16 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
  • 1974-07-17 John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days
  • 1974-10-04 John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album
  • 1974-11-16 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
  • 1974-11-28 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
  • 1975-01-31 John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
  • 1975-02-21 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
  • 1975-04-18 John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
  • 1980-08-04 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording "Double Fantasy"
  • 1980-09-22 John Lennon and Yoko Ono sign a recording contract with Geffen Records
  • 1980-10-24 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK
  • 1980-11-17 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK
  • 1980-11-21 John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum
  • 1980-12-08 Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death
  • 1981-08-24 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for John Lennon's murder
  • 1984-01-27 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Milk & Honey" album
  • 2016-02-21 Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas

Quotes by John Lennon

"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." - Dreams, Peace

"Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need." - Love

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