Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, June 27, 2011

John Lennon

John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and he died on December 8, 1980, in New York City from a series of fatal gunshots to the head. He was 5'11'',  and before becoming a member of the Beatles, he was in a band in high school called the Quarrymen. I find this person to be most inspirational. He basically says give peace a chance and I'm all for that!


  • Cynthia Lennon: August 23, 1962-November 8 1968, divorced, 1 child
  • Yoko Ono: March 20, 1969- December 8, 1980(his  death), 1 child
Trade mark:
  • Sarcastic wit, later granny glasses
  • Songs about personal issues
  • Songs with political/social themes
  • Tattered army jacket
  • Father of Sean Lennon, from Yoko Ono
  • Father of Julian Lennon from Cynthia Lennon
  • In the 1985 TV movie John and Yoko: A Love Story, there was an actor named Mark Lindsay Chapman who wanted to play Lennon, but was denied the role because he had a similar name to Lennon's killer. So he later went on to play Lennon in Chapter 27
  • When Rolling Stone Magazine debuted in November 1967, Lennon was the first one to make the cover, it was an image of him from the movie How I Won the War
  • His murder was first announced to the world by US sportcaster Howard Cosell during NFL Monday Night Football. 
  • Was killed as he was returning from the recording studio on Monday, Dec. 8, right outside his apartment building, the Dakota, by a crazed gunman named Mark David Chapman, who claimed to be a fan
  • In 2001, the Liverpool Airport was renamed the John Lennon Airport
  • Yoko Ono's photograph of John's bloodstained and cracked glasses from the day he was shot, sold at an auction in London in April 2002 for $13,000. 
John Lennon then

 Him and his aunt Mimi

John Lennon now
From the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album

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