musician and songwriter
Died aged c. 40
John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. Lennon's work was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit of his music, writing and drawings, on film, and in interviews. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. Born in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1956, he formed The Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Sometimes called "the smart Beatle", he was initially the group's de facto leader, a role gradually ceded to McCartney. Lennon soon expanded his work into other media by participating in numerous films, including How I Won the War, and authoring In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, both collections of nonsense writings and line drawings. Starting with "All You Need Is Love", his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture of the 1960s. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, the multimedia artist Yoko Ono, held the two-week-long anti-war demonstration Bed-ins for Peace, and left the Beatles to embark on a solo career. Between 1968 and 1972, Lennon and Ono collaborated on many works, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, several more films, his solo debut John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and the international top 10 singles "Give Peace a Chance", "Instant Karma!", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". Moving to New York City in 1971, his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a three-year deportation attempt by the Nixon administration. Lennon and Ono separated from 1973 to 1975, during which time he produced Harry Nilsson's album Pussy Cats. He also had chart-topping collaborations with Elton John ("Whatever Gets You thru the Night") and David Bowie ("Fame"). Following a five-year hiatus, Lennon returned to music in 1980 with the Ono collaboration Double Fantasy. He was murdered by a Beatles fan, Mark David Chapman, three weeks after the album's release. As a performer, writer or co-writer, Lennon had 25 number-one singles in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Double Fantasy, his best-selling album, won the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 1982, Lennon won the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2002, Lennon was voted eighth in a BBC history poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer and 38th greatest artist of all time. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (in 1997) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice, as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994).DbPedia
band member of The Nerk Twins , band member of The Quarrymen 1956-60, band member of The Beatles 1960-70 and band member of The Dissenters 1960
Commemorated on 17 plaques
John Lennon 1940-1980 musician and songwriter
94 Baker Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived
John Lennon 1940-1980 musician and songwriter lived here 1945-1963
251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they lived
John Lennon 1940-1980 musician and songwriter lived here in 1968
34 Montagu Square, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1968)
This plaque commemorates the recording here of The Quarrymen's first disc. Percy Phillips recording studio was located here 1955-1969. The Quarrymen. John, Paul and George plus John Lowe (piano) and Colin Hanton (drums) paid Mr Phillips 17 /6 to record their first disc here on 17th July 1959. The two numbers were "That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly and "In Spite Of All The Danger" by Paul McCartney & George Harrison. In 1960 they became The Beatles.
38 Kensington Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they first recorded (1959)
This is not here. To Julia Lennon, nee Stanley, a son John Lennon (1940-80) born here in the former Liverpool Maternity Hospital 6:30pm 9 October 1940
Oxford Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they was born (1940)
This plaque commemorates John Lennon's 'other band' (which never played a note) The Dissenters writer Bill Harry (1939-) musician John Lennon (1940-80) artist Stuart Sutcliffe (1941-62) artist Rod Murray (1937-) In June 1960 these 4 art students attended a poetry reading by Royston Ellis (The 'Paperback Writer' in Paul McCartney's song 1966); Ellis's work was heavily influenced by Allen Ginsberg and other Americans. Afterwards, the 4 came here to discuss what they'd heard. They were unimpressed and decided to put Liverpool 'on the map' each in their own way as 'The Dissenters'; The rest is...
Ye Cracke, 13 Rice Stree, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they formed a band (1960)
Paul McCartney John Lennon. In this hall on 6th July 1957 John & Paul first met. The Quarry Men featuring, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, Rod Davies, John Lennon, Pete Shotton and Len Garry performed on the afternoon of 6th July 1957 at St Peters Church Fete. In the evening before their performance in this hall Ivan Vaughan, who sometimes played in the group, introduced his friend Paul McCartney to John Lennon. As John recalled ...... "that was the day, the day that I met Paul, that it started moving."
Simon Peter Centre, Church Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they was (1957)
John Lennon MBE 1940-1980 George Harrison MBE 1943-2001 worked here
94 Baker Street, London, United Kingdom where they worked
The Beatles 1960s rock band filmed the start of The Magical Mystery Tour here 1967
Rain Grill, High Street, West Malling, United Kingdom where they filmed (1967)
Ye Cracke. Famous local of Liverpool's most famous son, John Lennon, who attended art school nearby. Ye Cracke also boasts the 19th century war room, where men returning from the Boer War were banished to discuss the conflict, to avoid boring others.
Rice Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they drank
The Beatles. Ringo Starr made his official debut here on 18th August 1962
Hulme Hall, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they played (1962)
The Beatles on tour. St. Thomas' Hall. 50th anniversary of the appearance of Johnny Gentle and his group The Silver Beetles. George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Tommy Moore & Stuart Sutcliffe 25th May 1960
, Keith, United Kingdom where they played (1960)
BBC Music Day 2017 #BBC Radio Berkshire
John Lennon & Paul McCartney played their only gig as 'The Nerk Twins' at the Fox & Hounds on 23rd April 1960
Fox and Hounds Pub, Caversham, United Kingdom where they played (1960)
'The Beatles' played here, their first performance in Wales, formerly the Regent Dansette Ballroom, Rhyl on Saturday 14th July 1962
Former Dorothy Perkins store, High Street, Rhyl, United Kingdom where they played (1963)
John Lennon 1940 - 1980 Singer and Songwriter Member of "the Beatles" 1960 - 1969 Spent many childhood holidays here.
, Durness, United Kingdom where they stayed
The Beatles played their last live performance on the roof of this building 30th January 1969
3 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom where they played (1969)
Hessys Music Centre 1959-1996 62 Stanley Street Where the Beatles bought their musical instruments. In Tribute to all Liverpool musicians groups and entertainers
62 Stanley Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they bought musical instruments