If you’ve heard of the Beatles, you’ve heard of John Lennon. John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England, in October 1940. At just age 4, his parents separated, so he lived with his aunt Mimi. His mother visited Lennon throughout the years and even taught him how to play banjo and piano. She even bought him his first guitar, seeing how musically gifted Lennon was. Unfortunately, his mother died in a car crash, significantly affecting Lennon for years.
John Lennon met Paul McCartney in 1957 at a church. A musical partnership was formed, and Lennon created a band called the QuarryMen. It was inspired by Elvis when he first became huge in the late 1950s.
The Beatles became huge in the early 1960s, but Lennon left the group in September 1969. The group eventually broke up in 1970 after a Paul McCartney interview. Lennon then had a solo career, with his album “Imagine” being the most successful album he has released to date.
Lennon married Cynthia Powell in 1962. They had a son together named Julian, but they divorced in 1968. In March 1969, Lennon was married to Yoko Ono. Lennon was always threatened with deportation from the states in the early 70s because of his involvement in activism against the Vietnam War. Lennon and Ono had one child together in 1975.
Lennon returned to music in 1980, but unfortunately, after his album release, he was killed by a crazed fan. However, his assassination still had a significant impact on pop culture, and his records increased in sales. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.