John Lennon - Sondz

Overview

John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. Lennon's work was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit of his music, writing and drawings, on film, and in interviews. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.

Born in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1956, he formed The Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Sometimes called "the smart Beatle", he was initially the group's de facto leader, a role gradually ceded to McCartney. Through his songwriting in the Beatles, Lennon embraced a myriad of musical influences, initially writing and co-writing rock and pop-oriented hit songs in the band’s early years, t...

Facts

Born9 Oct. 1940, in Liverpool
Died8 Dec. 1980 (Aged: 40), in Upper West Side
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active22
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Married to

Yoko Ono (1969-1980)

Parent(s)Freddie Lennon
ChildrenJulian LennonSean Lennon
Role(s)ProducerPerformerGuitarPianoBackground VocalsLead VocalsVocalLyricistComposer
Label(s)Apple RecordsCapitol RecordsEMIParlophoneUniversal Music CatalogueGeffen RecordsVigotoneFPPolydorHis Masters Choice
Label managementLennon Music (personal publisher)Maclen Music, Inc. (personal publisher)

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Yoko Ono
Yoko OnoProducerBackground vocalsVocalCreditSpoken vocalsPerformerLead vocalsPianoPhonographic copyrightMisc (task)
Plastic Ono Band
Plastic Ono BandCreditPerformerPerforming orchestra
Phil Spector
Phil SpectorProducerPianoBackground vocalsRecording
Sam Gannon
Sam GannonEngineerEngineer (additional)Mix (additional)Remixer
Paul Hicks
Paul HicksEngineerMixRemixer
Klaus Voormann
Klaus VoormannBassBass guitarElectric pianoGuitarPianoDouble bass
Alan White
Alan WhiteDrums (drum set)PianoVibraphoneCymbal
Jim Keltner
Jim KeltnerDrums (drum set)BellPercussion
Jack Douglas
Jack DouglasProducerEngineer
Arthur Jenkins
Arthur JenkinsPercussion