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 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 Lo...

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)ProducerPerformerGuitarPianoVocalLyricistComposer
Label(s)Apple RecordsCapitol RecordsParlophoneEMIGeffen RecordsVigotoneUniversal Music CatalogueFPPolydorHis Masters Choice
Label managementLennon Music (personal publisher)Maclen Music, Inc. (personal publisher)

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Yoko Ono
Yoko OnoProducerBackground vocalsCreditVocalPerformerLead vocalsPianoPhonographic copyright
Plastic Ono Band
Plastic Ono BandCreditPerformerPerforming orchestra
Phil Spector
Phil SpectorProducerPianoBackground vocalsRecording
Klaus Voormann
Klaus VoormannBassBass guitarElectric pianoPianoDouble bass
Alan White
Alan WhiteDrums (drum set)PianoVibraphoneCymbal
New York Philharmonic
New York PhilharmonicPerformerCredit
Jim Keltner
Jim KeltnerDrums (drum set)PercussionBell
George Harrison
George HarrisonProducerCreditAcoustic guitarPianoSlide guitarDobroGuitarElectric guitarCongasBackground vocals
Jack Douglas
Jack DouglasProducerEngineer
Arthur Jenkins
Arthur JenkinsPercussion