John Lennon

John Lennon

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John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued as a solo artist.

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Full name at birth
John Winston Lennon Stanley
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Claim to fame
The Beatles
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Date of birth
9 October 1940
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Place of birth
Liverpool, Merseyside, North West England, UK
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Date of death
8 December 1980
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Age
40 (age at death)
Place of death
The Dakota, New York City, New York, USA
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Cause of death
Murdered by gunshot
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Resting place
Ashes scattered in Central Park, New York City
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Occupation
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bassist, Record Producer, Writer, Artist, Peace Activist
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Height
5' 11" (180 cm)
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Distinctive feature
  • He played on guitar, piano, harmonica, harmonium, elecronic organ, six-string bass
  • He gets his middle name from Prime Minister Winston Churchill
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Pets
  • Bernard (Dog - a present he gave to Cynthia in early 1968)
  • Salt (Cat with Yoko Ono)
  • Pepper (Cat with Yoko Ono)
  • Alice (Russian Blue Cat with Yoko Ono)
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$800,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Dovedall Primary School, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
  • Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
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University
Liverpool College of Art, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
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Love is the flower you`ve got to let grow.
  • Lennon’s favorite game to play on tour was Monopoly.
  • Lennon often said he’d rather have been a member of Monty Python than the Beatles.
  • John Lennon was an O blood type.
  • An actor named Mark Lindsay Chapman was supposed to play the part of John Lennon in John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985) (TV), but lost the part because he had the same name (Mark Chapman) as Lennon's killer. He later portrayed Lennon in Chapter 27 (2007).
  • The cover of Rolling Stone magazine featuring a nude John Lennon hugging and kissing a fully clothed Yoko Ono taken by photographer Annie Liebovitz was voted the top magazine cover of the last 40 years by a panel of magazine editors, artists and designers chosen by the American Society of Magazine Editors. The photo was the cover of Rolling Stone's tribute to Lennon after his death. Ironically, the picture was taken on the last day of Lennon's life.

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