John LennonBeatle. Born 9 October 1940. Died 8 December 1980
John Lennon Biography (Wikipedia)
John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group achieved worldwide fame during the 1960s. In 1969, Lennon started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono, and he continued to pursue a solo career following the Beatles' break-up in April 1970.
Born John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, he became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1957, he formed his first band, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Further to his Plastic Ono Band singles such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Instant Karma!", Lennon subsequently produced albums that included John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and songs such as "Working Class Hero", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". After moving to New York City in 1971, he never returned to England again. In 1975, he disengaged himself from the music business to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the album Double Fantasy. He was shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building three weeks after the album's release.
- Magic Alex; John Lennon's electronic guruhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ydmmy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ydmmy.jpg2018-02-16T13:46:00.000ZMarc Riley and Rob Hughes discuss Magic Alex, the Beatles' in-house electronic "expert"https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05ydl9z
Magic Alex; John Lennon's electronic guru
- When John Met Yokohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05tpy12.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05tpy12.jpg2018-01-12T17:23:00.000ZThe A-Z of Psychedelia reaches I for the Indica Gallery, the Beatles favourite bookshop.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05tpsty
When John Met Yoko
- Richard White Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452m70.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452m70.jpg2016-08-21T15:55:00.000ZRichard White popped by the studios to chat about the rivalry between Lennon & McCartneyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0452mb6
Richard White Interview
- John Lennon is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w3qd5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w3qd5.jpg2014-03-23T20:58:00.000ZJen Garner in Frodsham nominates John Lennon for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w3qdb
John Lennon is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
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