John Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980, born John Winston Lennon), was an English songwriter, singer, musician, graphic artist, author and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles.
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Articles About John
The Day Our Music Died
By Henriette Moustakis
I will always remember December 8th, 1980. It started as usual. I remember listening to the radio for the weather before going to work. Instead of talking, they played the Lennon song “Imagine.” I thought my mother had the wrong station. Then I heard it……. [Read more]
Book Review For "John" by Cynthia Lennon
By Steph Burkhart
Cynthia Lennon starts her autobiographical tale reflecting on the death of her famous ex-husband, John Lennon and within the first chapter reveals two insights into John's personality that haven't really been discussed before in books about the Beatles. It's a catchy start to a heartwarming, sweet, yet tragic tale. As the book starts, Cynthia is a teenager beginning art college.
John Lennon: He Asked To Give Peace A Chance
By Robert Benson
He dreamed of world peace. He was an artist, poet and an outspoken voice of the hippie generation. He was an influential musician, a peace activist, an absent father and a devoted lover and husband. He abused alcohol and drugs, sneered at normality, yet took time off from his rock and roll career to raise his son. But most of all, he was a Beatle. He was and still is, John Winston Lennon.
The Life And Times Of John Lennon
By Scott Michaels
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an iconic 20th century composer and singer of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon McCartney throughout the 1960s, and was the founding member of The Beatles.
Lennon's songwriting was an integral part of The Beatles' profound commercial and critical impact. His melodies, written during the Lennon-McCartney era, and later, in his solo career, are distinctive and unashamedly romantic. [Read more]
Collectible Art of John Lennon
By Victor Epand
John Lennon wrote a great number of The Beatles most popular songs and his presence was a very important part to the group. What many people do not actually know is that John Lennon was an artist long before his career with The Beatles took off, and he remained an artist throughout his entire time as a musician. The art that he produced before and during his time as a musician is incredibly collectible, valuable, and rare. If one has the opportunity to add a John Lennon piece to their collection, they should absolutely do so. [Read more]
Probably the World's Most Expensive Hair
By Louise Forrest
One day, in 1965, famous United Kingdom-based hairdresser Betty Glasow received an unexpected present from one of her famous clients then, legendary pop music icon and former The Beatles' front liner John Lennon. The gift was given not for any occasion but for goodwill. It was one of Ms Glasow's most priced possessions. The present was nothing very extravagant and costly that time. [Read more]
John Lennon - The Misunderstood Beatle
by Earl Erickson
The Beatles, the fab four of the 60s, were each given character descriptions or nicknames adopted by their fans. John was the smart one, Paul was the cute one, George was the mysterious one and Ringo was the funny one. I always felt John Lennon's character description or nickname, should have been dubbed the "misunderstood Beatle," because he seemed to always stir up controversy concerning his beliefs. He couldn't quite make his comments clear, and the media didn't help. [Read more]
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While it may be argued that Chapman has already achieved that fame through the media following the murder, his character's extension into the entertainment arts is a new level of victory for the fame-seeking assassinator. Movie protagonists, despite how darkly or despicably they are portrayed, are always transformed into somewhat sympathetic subjects by the power of cinema. The casting decisions for this film, so far revealed as Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, further its appeal as a trendy piece of cinema carved out for the new American generation, rather than what it really is: a final prize for a criminal mind. [Read more]