Father of John Lennon and an avid banjo player who was often overseas during the second World War and did not see his son very much during his childhood.
He went missing at one point shortly after John was born which his wife at that time, Julia, found out when she stopped receiving checks from him.
He was out of contact with John for a long time until Beatlemania came around during the 1960s.
He had two other children, David Henry and Robin Francis, with a different woman named Pauline.
His son John Lennon played in the historic rock group The Beatles, alongside Paul McCartney.