John Lennon

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Full Name John Lennon
Age 79 Years Old
Nick Name Winston
Gender Male
Famous As Singer, Songwriter
Birth Date October 09, 1940
Birth Place Liverpool, England

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John Winston Lennon famed as John Lennon was a British singer, songwriter as well as peace activist who was the co-founder of the band "The Beatles". Moreover, he has appeared in many movies and television shows. In the year 2008, he was ranked the eight greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone. He was known for the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. By 2018, Lennon's solo equivalent album sales had exceeded 72 million units worldwide. Juice Wrld died on the same day as John Lennon. In 1987, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994. Scroll down to know more information regarding his full biography, birthday, wiki, net worth, albums, awards, wife, kids, and many more.

Famous For

  • Being a British singer, songwriter, and peace activist.
  • Being the co-founder of the famous band, The Beatles.

John Lennon, the co-founder of Beatles

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Cause of Death of John Lennon

On the evening of 8 December 1980, English musician John Lennon, formerly of the Beatles, was fatally shot in the archway of the Dakota, his residence in New York City. When John Lennon was returning home with his wife, Yoko Ono on 8th December 1980, at 10:50 pm his crazy fan, Mark David Chapman shot him in his back four times in a close range. After the incident, he was rushed to the Roosevelt hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:00 pm. At the age of 40 years, he was murdered by Chapman. Chapman planned the killing over the course of several months and waited for Lennon at the Dakota on the morning of 8 December. 

Early Life of John Lennon

John Lennon was born on 9th October 1940 with the birthname/real name of John Winston Lennon. His birthplace/hometown is in Liverpool, England, UK. He is an American by nationality and his ethnicity is Irish whereas his race is White. Libra is his zodiac sign and his religion is Agnostic Atheism. He was born to Alfred Lennon and Julia Lennon, his parents. His father was a merchant seaman. His father was often away from home due to his work. When his father returned home after one year, his mother was carrying a baby of another man, Boby Dykins so, his parents got divorced. He lived with his mother. He was raised in Mendips by his aunt and uncle who had no children of their own. He had two cousins, Stanley Parkes, and Leila Harey. About his education, he did his schooling from Dovedale Primary School and Quarry Bank High School. He attended Liverpool College of Art after his aunt, Mimi and headmaster intervened due to his failure in O-level examination. He was threatened with expulsion after he started wearing Teddy Boy Clothes in the college. He founded a skiffle group "The Quarrymen" along with Paul McCartney when he was only 15. This group later turned into "The Beatles". 

Career of John Lennon

  • John Lennon's professional career began by forming the band "The Beatles" from his skiffle group "The Quarryman" along with his friend, McCartney in the year 1960. 
  • His band's members included other aspiring musicians like George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. 
  • Later, Paul Best was replaced by drummer Ringo Starr. 
  • The band released their first single "Love me do" in October 1962. 
  • In the early 1960s his band "The Beatles became very popular in Britain with various hit albums like 'Please Please Me', 'She Loves You', and 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'. 
  • He wrote his first song, "Hello Little Girl", which became a UK top 10 hit for the Fourmost in the year 1963.
  • He was on tour when his first son, Julian, was born in April.
  • In the year 1964, his band "The Beatles" became the first British band to achieve a breakthrough in the country, surpassing the success of the US rock bands after the band performed in the United States.
  • The group's historic February 1964 US debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show marked their breakthrough to international stardom. 
  • The band also got recognition from the British establishment after they got appointed as Members of the Order of the British Empire(MBE) in Queens Birthday honors in the year 1965. 
  • Lennon also wrote two books, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works.
  • The Beatles also tried in acting and starred in the 1964 film, ‘A Hard Day's Night’ which was a huge success.
  • The band together had appeared in many movies such as Help (1965), How I Won The War (1967), Two Virgins (1968), Muhammad Ali The Greatest (1969), Fly (1970), Eat The Document (1972), and Clock(1971).
  • They also appeared in TV Series such as Ready Steady Go, Rape, Around the Beatles, Imagine, and A salute to the Beatles: Once upon a time.
  • The unexpected death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in 1967 led to the Beatles’ disbanding in 1969.
  • He then began his solo music career and released his hid debut solo album ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ was released in the year 1970.
  • In the year 1973, he took a break from music to focus on his family life. 
  • He used to drink excessive alcohol and often used to become the headline for the alcoholism. 
  • His last album was ‘Double Fantasy’ which got released in October 1980 before his death in December.

Awards and Achievements

As performer, writer or co-writer, Lennon had 25 number-one singles in the US Hot 100 chart. The band " The Beatles" was awarded six Diamond albums, 24 Multi-Platinum albums, 39 Platinum albums and 45 Gold albums in the United States. They also won Grammy Award for Song of the Year for ‘Michelle’ in 1967. The Beatles also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2014. The band also won the Academy Award for Best Music (Original Song Score) for the documentary film ‘Let It Be’ in 1970. In the year 1977, they won the Brit Award for the Best British Group. Double Fantasy, released shortly before his death, won the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. 

Personal Life of John Lennon

John Lennon With His Wife Yoko

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John Lennon was a married man. He met Cynthia Powell (1939-2015) in 1957 when they were fellow students at the Liverpool College of Art. She was intimidated by Lennon's attitude and appearance, she heard that he was obsessed with the French actress Brigitte Bardot, so she dyed her hair blonde. Lennon asked her out, but when she said that she was engaged, he screamed out, "I didn't ask you to f***** marry me, did I?" He learned that Cynthia was pregnant, Lennon said, "There's only one thing for it Cyn. We'll have to get married." The couple wed on 23 August at the Mount Pleasant Register Office in Liverpool, with Brian Epstein serving as best man. Julian was born on 8 April 1963; Lennon was on tour at the time and did not see his infant son until three days later. Later, Lennon was seeking a divorce and custody of Julian on the grounds of her adultery with him. After negotiations, Lennon capitulated and agreed to let her divorce him on the same grounds. The case was settled out of court in November 1968, with Lennon giving her £100,000 ($240,000 in US dollars at the time), a small annual payment, and custody of Julian. After that, Brian Epstein (homosexual) was attracted to Lennon. As soon as Julian was born, Lennon went on holiday to Spain with Epstein, which led to speculation about their relationship. He delighted in mocking Epstein for his homosexuality and for the fact that he was Jewish. He then 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. He has also dated Krissy Wood (1973), May Pang (1973-1975), Jenny Kee, Sonnie Drane, Alma Cogan, Ida Holly, and many more in his lifetime. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Net Worth of John Lennon

John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist as well as the co-founder of "The Beatles". As of 2020, the net worth of John Lennon is estimated to have $800 million. Prior to his death, he was living a luxurious life with his earnings. His major source of earning was from the sales of his music albums, concerts. He also earned a handsome income with his band "The Beatles" from the album's sales but there is no information regarding his exact salary at the time of his death. He has been featured in the commercials for One2One Cell Phones (1998) (Archive Footage), Apple Computers (1998), Cisco Systems (2010), Citroen (2010). 

Body Measurements of John Lennon

John Lennon was a very handsome and cool person prior to his death. He had got a very charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. His decent height consists of five feet nine inches or 1.75 m with a balanced body weight of 63 kg or 139 lbs at the time of his death. His hair color was brown and his eye color was also brown. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added once we get details about it.