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John Lennon Biography

Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Birth Place:
Liverpool, England
Singer, songwriter, actor, author

Fast Facts

  • Met Paul McCartney in 1957, and, impressed with Paul's musical ability, invited him to join his band at the time, the Quarrymen
  • Published two well-received, whimsical books, In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (1965); Skywriting by Word of Mouth was posthumously released in 1986
  • Joined Elton John on stage for three songs at New York's Madison Square Garden in November of 1974, his last public concert performance
  • Shot dead in front of his New York home on December 8, 1980, by Mark David Chapman
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a Beatle, and in 1994 as a solo act
  • Received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991


  • 1970Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song Score): winner
  • 1970Grammy-Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special: winner
  • 1965BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Film: nominated