John Lennon Quotes
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Liverpool, England, UK
New York City, New York, US
Cynthia Lennon (m. 1962–1968), Yoko Ono (m. 1969–1980)
Dovedale Primary School, Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool College of Art
An acclaimed English singer and songwriter, Lennon is the co-founder of one of the most commercially successful bands ever- "The Beatles". He is also known for being a peace activist and belongs to the league of the finest songwriters in history. He was rated by the renowned "Rolling Stones" magazine as the "5th Greatest Singer Of All Time" and secured the number 8 spot on the list of "Britain's Most Influential Ever". Lennon went on to introduce a rebellious pop culture that shaped many generations that followed. One of Lennon's earliest musical collaborations was with his high-school band called the "Quarrymen", which eventually evolved into what would be called "The Beatles" later. Lennon's parents split when he was too young, leaving him scarred for a long time. He spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle, Mimi and George Smith. Known to be a trouble maker as a child, Lennon was known for creating ruckus at every friend's home out of envy, because he never had a healthy living atmosphere like them ever. In fact, his bandmate Paul's dad would often tell him, "Keep away from him." From 1960 to 1970, "The Beatles" rose to become the most successful band ever. After 1970, Lennon broke away from the band and started his solo career that also proved illustrious with several chart toppers. On December 8th, 1980, Lennon was shot 5-times in the head by a deranged fan named Mark Chapman, an incident that sent the world in convulsions of shock and grief.