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John Lennon

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Birthday
9, 1940
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Death Date
Dec 8, 1980 (40)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1940
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Death Date
Dec 8, 1980 (40)

About

Became one of the most influential songwriters in the history of popular music after co-founding The Beatles with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He was a symbol of counterculture, promoting peace, activism and freedom of speech. After his time with The Beatles, he had success as a solo artist with the albums Plastic Ono Band and Imagine.

Before Fame

His mother bought him his first guitar when he was sixteen, and he used it to play with The Quarrymen, a skiffle/rock group that would eventually evolve into The Beatles.

Trivia

He released an album in 1980 with Yoko Ono entitled Double Fantasy. The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Family Life

He married Cynthia Lennon on August 23, 1962 and, after their divorce on November 8, 1968, he married Yoko Ono on March 20, 1969.

Associated With

Drummer Ringo Starr began playing with The Beatles after their original drummer, Pete Best, was fired by their manager.

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