John Lennon (Beatle)

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Legal name: John Winston Lennon, John Winston Ono Lennon

Also performs as: Booker Table and The Maitre D's


John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer-songwriter and activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager; his first band, the Quarrymen, was named the Silver Beatles, and finally evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a sporadic solo career that produced albums including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and songs such as "Give Peace a Chance", "Working Class Hero", and "Imagine". After he married Yoko Ono in 1969, he added "Ono" as one of his middle names. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to Manhattan in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him. Some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture.

By 2012 (thirty-two years after his death), Lennon's solo album sales in the United States had exceeded 14 million units. He is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart as a writer, co-writer, or performer. 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. In 1987, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lennon was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—first in 1988 as a member of the Beatles and again in 1994 as a solo artist.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 I'm Stepping Out John Lennon 3
1984 Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him John Lennon 2
1985 Jealous Guy John Lennon 2
1988 Imagine / Jealous Guy John Lennon 1
2007 Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him / Walking on Thin Ice John Lennon / Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 4 John Paul George Ringo 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Interview John Lennon & Yoko Ono 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Lennon Legend: In his Own Words John Lennon 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Studio Tracks, Volume 1 John Lennon 1
1992 A Toot and a Snore in ’74 John Lennon & Paul McCartney 1
Christmas Present John Lennon 1
Unplugged John Lennon 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Джон Леннон John Lennon 1
1998 Excerpts From John Lennon Anthology John Lennon 1

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