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John Lennon

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Liverpool, United Kingdom (1940 – 1980)

John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer, , and peace activist, born in Liverpool, UK who gained worldwide fame as a founding member of The Beatles. With Paul McCartney, Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century and “wrote some of the most popular music in history”. He is ranked the second most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history after Paul McCartney.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature, and biting wit, in his music, on film, in books, and at press conferences and interviews. He was controversial through his work as a peace activist and artist. After The Beatles, Lennon enjoyed a successful solo career (that started in 1968, 2 years before the break-up of The Beatles) with such acclaimed albums as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine”. After a self-imposed “retirement” to raise his son, Lennon reemerged with a comeback album, Double Fantasy, but was murdered less than one month after its release. The album would go on to win the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

As of 2012, Lennon’s solo album sales in the United States exceeded 14 million and, as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth and, in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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  • ParalelFuture

    my favorite beatle, to bad he was with yoko witch is garbage (in the musical sense)

    16 Nov 10:07am Reply
  • mylife56

    Darkestf: I knew you were young when I saw your very offense post. You don't understand why John Lennon was a genius? Do yourself a favor and educate yourself. Your ignorance is beyond words. Other than my personal opinion, why do think iconic, legendary artists such as Ozzy, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, and countless bands admire and respect the great John Lennon and stand in awe of his talent, excellence, and influential effects on rock & roll throughout the history of music and it's best musicians? A happy accident? I don't think so. Grow up and gather your facts young boy. John Winston Lennon goes down in history as one of the best (the best in my opinion), singer/songwriter's ever to have blessed us with his talent.

    15 Nov 8:18am Reply
  • Darkestf

    Он правда гений?

    3 Nov 6:41pm Reply
  • Darkestf

    oh, man, can't even understand why he is genius anyway? a junkie who made some shit with others boys and...just laughed about listeners. well, if there would be such a real reason to praise him and his music...pfff, just "two virgins" :). so Chapman is a fool too.

    3 Nov 6:41pm Reply
  • perezhivem

    best.

    2 Nov 10:26pm Reply
  • PewSky

    мур ня

    21 Oct 7:32pm Reply
  • bad18

    Happy Birhtday John!!!

    10 Oct 5:11pm Reply
  • cousinbull

    imagine if...

    9 Oct 10:13pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Happy Birthday John! Love you ♥

    9 Oct 9:14pm Reply
  • FelipeHashizume

    Happy Birthday John! ♥

    9 Oct 9:02pm Reply
  • Shadowlord39

    Imagine... he would have been 74.

    9 Oct 8:14pm Reply
  • theironictea

    These charts are going to explode because of spotify.

    9 Oct 7:52pm Reply
  • theironictea

    Happy Birthday! :)

    9 Oct 6:46pm Reply
  • overhyme

    Bon anniversaire John, toujours dans nos cœurs.

    9 Oct 5:34pm Reply
  • talita_mendes

    Happy Birthday John ♥ :(

    9 Oct 5:22pm Reply
  • Irlandese64

    Happy Birthday John. Miss you xx

    9 Oct 4:22pm Reply
  • PJblogger

    Well, it's kinda ironic to write 'happy birthday' You know even if I love this man more than anything, how can he actually have HAPPY birthday? But allright- we miss you John.

    9 Oct 2:45pm Reply
  • friendsweetc

    happy birthday

    9 Oct 2:36pm Reply
  • m_reds

    happy birthday, john!!

    9 Oct 2:25pm Reply
  • EbbaOzolins

    Happy Birthday ♥

    9 Oct 2:15pm Reply
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