John Lennon

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John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles.wikipedia
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John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles.
With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are often regarded as the most influential band of all time.

Lennon–McCartney

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His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.
Lennon–McCartney (sometimes McCartney–Lennon) was the songwriting partnership between English musicians John Lennon (1940–1980) and Paul McCartney (born 1942) of the Beatles.

Paul McCartney

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His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.
His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.

Plastic Ono Band

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In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono.
The Plastic Ono Band was a rock band formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 for their collaborative and solo projects.

Yoko Ono

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In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono.
She was married to English singer-songwriter John Lennon of the Beatles from 1969 until his murder in 1980.

Break-up of the Beatles

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After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued as a solo artist.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr began playing together as the Beatles in 1962.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

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From 1968 to 1972, he produced more than a dozen records with Ono, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, his first solo LP John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and the international top 10 singles "Give Peace a Chance", "Instant Karma!", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo album by English musician John Lennon.

The Quarrymen

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In 1957, he formed his first band, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960.
The Quarrymen (also written as "the Quarry Men") were a British skiffle/rock and roll group, formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in November 1956, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960.

Imagine (John Lennon song)

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From 1968 to 1972, he produced more than a dozen records with Ono, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, his first solo LP John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and the international top 10 singles "Give Peace a Chance", "Instant Karma!", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".
"Imagine" is a song co-written and performed by English musician John Lennon.

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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From 1968 to 1972, he produced more than a dozen records with Ono, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, his first solo LP John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and the international top 10 singles "Give Peace a Chance", "Instant Karma!", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)".
The lyrics, by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, are set to the traditional English ballad "Skewball".

Double Fantasy

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In 1975, Lennon disengaged from the music business to raise his infant son Sean, and in 1980, returned with the Ono collaboration Double Fantasy.
Double Fantasy is the fifth album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1980.

Sean Ono Lennon

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In 1975, Lennon disengaged from the music business to raise his infant son Sean, and in 1980, returned with the Ono collaboration Double Fantasy.
He is the son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

Julia Lennon

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Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 at Liverpool Maternity Hospital to Julia (née Stanley) (1914–1958) and Alfred Lennon (1912–1976).
Julia Lennon (born Stanley; 12 March 1914 – 15 July 1958) was the mother of English musician John Lennon, who was born during her marriage to Alfred Lennon.

Alfred Lennon

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Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 at Liverpool Maternity Hospital to Julia (née Stanley) (1914–1958) and Alfred Lennon (1912–1976).
Alfred Lennon (14 December 1912 – 1 April 1976), known as Alf Lennon and Freddie Lennon, was the father of English musician John Lennon.

100 Greatest Britons

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In 2002, Lennon was voted eighth in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time.
The poll resulted in nominees including Guy Fawkes, who was executed because of his role in the murderous plot to blow up the Parliament of England; Oliver Cromwell, who created a republican England; Richard III, suspected of murdering his nephews; James Connolly, an Irish nationalist and socialist who was executed by the Crown in 1916; and a surprisingly high ranking of 17th for actor and singer Michael Crawford (the second highest-ranked entertainer, after John Lennon).

Rolling Stone

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In 2002, Lennon was voted eighth in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time.
The first magazine was released in 1967 and featured John Lennon on the cover.

Mimi Smith

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After her sister Mimi complained to Liverpool's Social Services twice, Julia gave her custody of Lennon.
Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Smith (née Stanley; 24 April 1906 – 6 December 1991) was a maternal aunt and the parental guardian of the English musician John Lennon.

Liverpool

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Born in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager.
Their co-founder singer and composer John Lennon was killed in New York City in 1980, after the Beatles stopped performing together.

Songwriters Hall of Fame

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In 1987, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were inducted in 1989 along with Gerry Goffin and Carole King as well as Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

George Toogood Smith

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Throughout the rest of his childhood and adolescence, Lennon lived at Mendips, 251Menlove Avenue, Woolton, with Mimi and her husband George Toogood Smith, who had no children of their own.
George Toogood Smith (1903 – 5 June 1955) was the maternal uncle, through marriage, of John Lennon.

Cynthia Lennon

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In the description of Cynthia Powell, Lennon's fellow student, and subsequently his wife, he was "thrown out of the college before his final year".
Cynthia Lillian Lennon (née Powell; 10 September 1939 – 1 April 2015) was the first wife of English musician John Lennon and mother of Julian Lennon.

251 Menlove Avenue

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Throughout the rest of his childhood and adolescence, Lennon lived at Mendips, 251Menlove Avenue, Woolton, with Mimi and her husband George Toogood Smith, who had no children of their own.
251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool, England, named Mendips (after the Mendip Hills), is the childhood home of John Lennon, singer and songwriter with the Beatles.

The Beatles in Hamburg

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In August that year, the Beatles were engaged for a 48-night residency in Hamburg, in West Germany, and were desperately in need of a drummer.
The original lineup of the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best regularly performed at different clubs in Hamburg, West Germany, during the period from August 1960 to December 1962; a chapter in the group's history which honed their performance skills, widened their reputation, and led to their first recording, which brought them to the attention of Brian Epstein.

Calderstones School

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After passing his eleven-plus exam, he attended Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool from September 1952 to 1957, and was described by Harvey at the time as a "happy-go-lucky, good-humoured, easy going, lively lad".
The school has several notable pupils, including founding Beatles member John Lennon.

Hello Little Girl

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During this time, Lennon wrote his first song, "Hello Little Girl", which became a UK top 10 hit for the Fourmost in 1963.
"Hello Little Girl" is the first song written by John Lennon, and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership.