John Lennon would have been 78 years old today.

Concerning John Lennon

His greatest claim to fame is being co-founder of the Beatles and one half of the song writing partnership Lennon and Paul McCartney.

After his marriage to Yoko Ono he became a peace activist, with unusual protests including nudity and conducting interviews from his bed, his views included the freedom of speech and stop the war protests.

After the break-up of the Beatles, he had huge success as a solo artist which later included Yoko Ono.

Bands associated with John Lennon

The Quarry Men – 1957-1959
Johnny and the Moondogs – 1959
Long John and The Silver Beetles – 1959-1960
The Silver Beetles – 1960
The Beatles – 1960-1970
The Dirty Mac – 1968
Plastic Ono Band – 1969-1974
John Lennon (Solo) – 1975
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – 1980

Personal Life

From 1962 – 1968, he was married to Cynthia Lennon,  his 2nd wife was Yoko Ono whom he married in March 1969, they had two sons named Sean and Julian. Julian Lennon was a recording artist in his own right producing 6 albums.

Death

John Lennon died on December 8, 1980. He was shot 4 times at point blank range by a deranged fan Mark Chapman 25. Chapman was later sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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