|John Lennon Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||October 9, 1940|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who became a global icon as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and guitarist of the legendary band The Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney is widely recognized as one of the most influential and successful pairings of the 20th century. After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, he embarked on a solo career and frequently collaborated with his wife and fellow musician Yoko Ono. John was known for his pacifist messaging and some of his songs were adopted as peace anthems by the anti-war movement. John was posthumously inducted into the ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’ in 1987.
John Winston Lennon
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John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940.
He died on December 8, 1980, due to gunshot wounds in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He was just 40 years old at the time of his death.
Liverpool, Merseyside County, England, United Kingdom
John attended Dovedale Primary School and then joined Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool where he studied from 1952 to 1957. He was then enrolled at the Liverpool College of Art but was expelled during his final year on account of poor behavior.
Singer, Songwriter, Peace Activist
- Father – Alfred Lennon (Merchant Seaman) (d. 1976)
- Mother – Julia Stanley (Waitress, Homemaker) (d. 1958)
- Others – Mimi Smith (née Stanley) (Maternal Aunt), Stanley Parkes (Cousin), John ‘Bobby’ Dykins (Step-Father), Julia Baird (Half-Sister) (Retired Teacher, Author), Jackie (Half-Sister), Victoria (Half-Sister), Edith (Paternal Aunt), Pauline Jones (Step-Mother), David Henry Lennon (Step-Brother), Robin Francis Lennon (Step-Brother), John “Jack” Lennon (Paternal Grandfather), James Lennon (Paternal Great Grandfather), Jane McConville (Paternal Great Grandmother), Patrick Lennon (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Elizabeth (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), James McConville (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Bridget Tuohy (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Mary “Polly” Maguire (Paternal Grandmother), James Maguire (Paternal Great Grandfather), George Ernest Stanley (Maternal Grandfather), William Henry Stanley (Maternal Great Grandfather), Eliza Jane Gildea (Maternal Great Grandmother), William Henry Stanley Sr. (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Susannah Sarah New (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Charles Gildea (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Ann Rogers (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Annie Jane Millward (Maternal Grandmother), John Dumbry Millward (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Elizabeth Morris (Maternal Great Grandmother), Thomas Millward (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Jane Williams (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), William Morris (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Ann Roberts (Maternal Great Great Grandmother)
During his time at The Beatles, John was represented by Brian Samuel Epstein who managed the group from January 1962 till his death in 1967.
Rock, Pop, Experimental
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard
- Parlophone Records Limited
- Capitol Records
- Apple Records
- Geffen Records
- Polydor Records Limited
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
John had dated –
- Joan Baez
- Ronnie Spector
- Margaret Jones (1955)
- Barbara Baker (1956-1958)
- Thelma Pickles (1957-1958)
- Cynthia Powell (1958-1968) – John first met British artist Cynthia Powell at the Liverpool College of Art and began dating her in October 1958, and after 3 years of courtship, they got married on August 23, 1962. They had a son together named John Charles Julian Lennon (Singer, Musician, Photographer) (b. April 8, 1963). The couple got divorced on November 8, 1968.
- Patricia Inder (1960-1962)
- Bettina Derlien (1961-1963)
- Brian Epstein (1963) – Rumored
- Ida Holly (1963)
- Maureen Cleave (1963-1964)
- Alma Cogan (1964-1966)
- Sonnie Drane (1964-1965)
- Jenny Kee (1964)
- Jackie DeShannon (1964)
- Eleanor Bron (1965) – Rumor
- Yoko Ono (1966-1980) – John met Japanese singer and artist Yoko Ono in November 1966 in London and they began dating soon after, while John was still married to Cynthia. After John’s divorce with Cynthia in late 1968, John and Yoko got married in Gibraltar on March 20, 1969. They had a son named Sean Taro Ono Lennon (Musician) (b. October 9, 1975). Yoko was with John till his death in 1980.
- Linda McCartney (1970) – Rumor
- Krissy Wood (1973)
- May Pang (1973-1975)
Race / Ethnicity
He was of Irish, Welsh, and English descent.
- Bespectacled, often appeared in round-framed glasses
- Overgrown, disheveled hair
- Lanky frame
- Quirky sense of humor
John has, posthumously, been featured in the commercials for –
- One2One Cell Phones (1998) (Archive Footage)
- Apple Computers (1998)
- Cisco Systems (2010)
- Citroën (2010)
John Lennon Favorite Things
- Number – 9
- Music Album – Safe as Milk (1967)
- Singers – Chuck Berry, Ben E. King, Little Richard, Bing Crosby
- Actress – Brigitte Bardot
- Clothing Fabrics – Suede, Leather, Corduroy
- Hobby – Painting
- Music Genres – R&B, Gospel
- Music Band/Group – The Shirelles
- Actor – Marlon Brando
- Beverage – Tea
Source – IMDb, Angel Fire
John Lennon Facts
- His parents named him John after his paternal grandfather John “Jack” Lennon. His middle name was kept Winston after the then-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill.
- John formed his first band in 1957 called The Quarrymen which evolved into The Beatles by 1960.
- John moved to New York City in 1971 and the US administration attempted to deport him for 3 years due to his public criticism of the Vietnam War.
- He was inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ twice – first as a member of The Beatles (1988) and later as a solo artist (1994).
- In a 2002 BBC poll, John was voted 8th in the list of ‘100 Greatest Britons’.
- In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him the 5th-greatest singer of all time.
- John was featured on the cover of the very first edition of Rolling Stone magazine that was launched in November 1967.
- An actor named Mark Lindsay Chapman was not selected for the role of John in John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985) as his name was similar to Mark Chapman, the man who assassinated John in 1980.
- In 2002, Liverpool Airport was renamed as the “John Lennon Airport”.
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