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 the founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. Lennon was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in 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. In the mid-1960s, Lennon authored In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, two collections of nonsense writings and line drawings. Starting with "All You Need Is Lov...
|Born||9 Oct. 1940, in Liverpool|
|Died||8 Dec. 1980 (Aged: 40), in Upper West Side|
Yoko Ono (1969-1980)
|Children||Julian LennonSean Lennon|
|Label(s)||Apple RecordsCapitol RecordsParlophoneEMIGeffen RecordsVigotoneUniversal Music CatalogueFPPolydorHis Masters Choice|
|Label management||Lennon Music (personal publisher)Maclen Music, Inc. (personal publisher)|