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

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John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group would ascend to worldwide fame during the 1960s.

He was born as John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, where he became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1957, he formed his first band, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Lennon began to record as a solo artist before the band's break-up in April 1970; two of those songs were "Give Peace a Chance" and "Instant Karma!" Lennon subsequently produced albums that included John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and songs such as "Working Class Hero", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". 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 album Double Fantasy. He was shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building three weeks after the album was released.

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 from London to Manhattan in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by the Nixon administration to deport him. Some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture.

By 2012, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States had exceeded 14 million units. He had 25 number-one singles on the US Billboard 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 posthumously 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
1999 Now That's What I Call Music! 1970's Various Artists 1
1999 Rock & Pop CD 5 Various Artists 1
1999 Rock & Pop CD 6 Various Artists 1
2000 Positively '60s Various Artists 1
2000 20 Classic Hits Playalong for Saxophone Gold Edition Various Artists 1
2000 Journeys Various Artists 2
2000 Now That’s What I Call Music! 45 (UK) Various Artists 3.75 1
2000 Love Ring Best Various Artists 1
2000 English Guitar Music John Williams 1
2000 Super Best 福田進一 1
2000 Rock Christmas: The Very Best Of Various Artists 4 4
2000 Music of the Millennium 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Now! The Christmas Album Various Artists 1
2000 TG CD, Volume 76: Learn to Play the Beatles Back in the USSR Various Artists 1
2000 Music of the Millennium Various Artists 2
2000 Knuffelkerst Various Artists 1
2000 Absolute Christmas 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Bear Essentials: For 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Singers and Songwriters: 1970-1971 Various Artists 1
2001 The Most Romantic Piano Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
2001 Now That’s What I Call Christmas! Various Artists 2
2001 Capital Gold: Legends II Various Artists 1
2001 Music of the Millennium 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 70 Greatest Historycal Rock’n’Roll Songs Various Artists 1
2001 Absolute Christmas 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 Eternal Romance Various Artists 1
2001 Legends Various Artists 1
2001 Music of the Millennium II Various Artists 5
2001 New York City, September 11, 2001 Various Artists 1
2001 The Complete Apple Singles Collection, Volume 2: 1969-1971 Various Artists 1
2001 The Complete Apple Singles Collection, Volume 3: 1971-1972 Various Artists 1
2001 The Complete Apple Singles Collection, Volume 4: 1972-1974 Various Artists 1
2001 The Complete Apple Singles Collection, Volume 5: 1975-1976 Various Artists 1
2001 United We Stand Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold Legends III Various Artists 1
2002 Best of British: 50 Golden Years of British Popular Music Various Artists 1
2002 Absolument 80 : Les plus grands tubes internationaux Various Artists 1
2002 50 Years of the Greatest Hit Singles Various Artists 1
2002 Absolute Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
2002 Songs 3: Best of Singer/Songwriters Various Artists 1
2002 NOW Christmas 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 80s Verantwoord Powered by Rob Stenders Various Artists 1
2002 Deck Safari, Part One Air 1
2002 Elizabethan Serenade: Classics of British Light Music Various Artists 5 1
2002 Love Album Classics Various Artists 1
2002 Music of the Millennium III Various Artists 1
2002 Now! Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 Platinum 80s Various Artists 2
2003 Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Capital Gold: British Legends Various Artists 1
2003 The Love Album Various Artists 1
2003 Bitter Sweet Lovesongs Various Artists 1
2003 Super 60's Various Artists 1
2003 Legends II Various Artists 1
2003 White Lullabies Various Artists 1
2003 I Love Christmas Various Artists 1
2003 Capital Gold Seventies Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Classic Cuts Presents: 70’s Night: The Definitive DJ Collection: L to O Various Artists 1
2003 NOW Christmas 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 The Best Christmas Album Ever! Various Artists 1
2003 The Best Christmas Album in the World ... Ever! Various Artists 1
2004 Love Is… The Album Various Artists 1
2004 #1s: 38 of the Greatest #1 Singles of All Time Various Artists 3
2004 38 of the Greatest #1 Singles of All Time Various Artists 1
2004 Rock Legends Various Artists 1
2004 Summer in the Sixties Various Artists 1
2004 Super 70’s Rock Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Acoustic Various Artists 1
2004 The Best Pub Jukebox... Ever! Various Artists 3 1
2004 The Very Best of Legends Various Artists 1
2004 Sky Radio Christmas # 1's Various Artists 2
2004 UK Music Hall of Fame Various Artists 1
2004 The Best No. 1 Singles in the World …Ever! Various Artists 3 1
2004 The New Love Songs Collection Various Artists 1
2004 De Bach, los Beatles y otros más Horacio Franco, Víctor Flores 1
2004 100 Hits Blues Ballads Various Artists 5 1
2004 100 Hits Hard Rock Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Love Story Various Artists 5 1
2004 100 Hits Mexico Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Ob‐La‐Di Ob‐La‐Da Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits One Way Ticket Various Artists 5 1
2004 100 Hits Only You Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Rock On Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Rock Show Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits She's a Lady Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Taxman Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits The House of the Rising Sun Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits The Midnight Special Various Artists 1
2004 Acoustic Songbook Various Artists 1
2004 Happy Christmas Party III Various Artists 1
2004 In the Air Tonight Various Artists 1
2004 Just in Time Swiss Army Concert Band 1
2004 Pure Power Ballads Various Artists 1
2004 Romantic Piano Moods Various Artists 1
2004 Simply Celtic Moods Various Artists 1
2004 The Best Of Lesley Garrett 1
2005 Happy Hour Volume 2 - Classic Rock Various Artists 1
2005 Peace: Pure Classical Calm Various Artists 2
2005 School Reunion: The Smoochies Various Artists 1

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