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  Working Class Hero - A Tribute to John Lennon
On October 9, 1940 at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital, in Liverpool England, John Winston Lennon was born to Julia Lennon and Freddie Lennon.
Unfortunately, Lennon remarks on their success during an interview with Maureen Cleave in March of 1966 claiming the Beatles were, "bigger than Jesus." This statement nearly destroyed the Beatles and soon after they to decide to quit touring.
John and Yoko attended a press conference for the occasion to appear inside a large white bag, and Bagism is born.
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 BBC - Radio 4 - John Lennon Season - The Wenner Tapes Page
Lennon and Ono had already given the magazine a blessing of sorts by posing nude for its first anniversary issue in late 1968.
The Lennon interview remains one of the most important ever done with a popular musician.
It documented the Beatles' career and split with painstakingly emotional (at times excruciating) detail, and served as a major, and controversial, point of exorcism for Lennon in his coming to terms with the '60s, the legacy of the Beatles and particularly his ruptured relationship with Paul McCartney.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/arts/lennon_wenner.shtml   (331 words)

 John Lennon Museum
The John Lennon Museum opened to the public on October 9, 2000, the 60th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth.
On the pure white walls of the Final Room are John’s messages, taken from 28 of his compositions, and visitors can feel his spirit in a quiet environment, reflecting their own lives through them.
The John Lennon Museum are holding the special exhibition 2007 under the main theme of "John Lennon and Me" at Event Room on the 5th floor, dividing into two terms.
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 BBC ON THIS DAY | 8 | 1980: John Lennon shot dead
The Lennons are said to have left their limousine on the street and walked up the driveway when the gunman opened fire.
Mr Lennon is survived by his wife, their son Sean, and his son from a previous marriage, Julian.
John Lennon was shot four times in the back by Mark Chapman who had asked the former Beatle for his autograph only hours before he laid in wait and killed him.
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  The story of the Liverpool Lennons: John Lennon
John Lennon was born to the sound of Hitler's bombs in Liverpool on the night of October 9th 1940.
John lived with George and Mimi Smith at 'Mendips' on Menlove Avenue, and contrary to the myths put about, it was a comfortable, middle class existence.
John's visits to see Julia and his half sisters, Julia and Jackie, were frequent and were often musical sessions where Julia would sing and play the banjo, which she taught John to play.
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  John Lennon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was an iconic 20th century composer and singer of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon-McCartney throughout the 1960s, and was the founding member of The Beatles.
John Lennon was born John Winston Lennon in Liverpool.
Lennon returned his M.B.E. with the quote that he was returning it because of the war in Vietnam and "because 'Cold Turkey' is slipping down the charts".
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 John Lennon Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Lennon was born to Julia Lennon after 30 hours of labor on October 9, 1940.
John Lennon married Cynthia Powell on August 23, 1962, after finding out she was pregnant.
John did not appear at the hospital until a full week after his son Julian was born.
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 John Lennon - hotshotdigital.com
John Lennon was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, author, actor, filmmaker, artist, and political spokesman, and one of the greatest figures in postwar popular music.
Lennon's father had abandoned the family, and his mother Julia was unable to care for her son properly.
John Lennon is notable for more reasons than would fit in a book, and it is hard to boil his life down to a few paragraphs.
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 IK! John Lennon - Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John's mother was a free spirit who obviously felt the burden of raising a son was too much for her.
John moved in with his aunt at Mendips at 251 Menlove Avenue before he was five, so despite the fact that he made regular visits to his mother's house, John's major, grounding influence in his life was Mary Smith..lovingly referred to through the years as Aunt Mimi.
John later said he married Cynthia because she was pregnant with his child (Julian) and he felt it was the right thing to do.
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 John Lennon Biography
John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980), better known as simply John Lennon, rose to fame as songwriter, singer, and guitarist for the influential 1960s rock group, The Beatles.
Julia Lennon decided that she was unable to care for John as well as she should and gave him to her sister Mimi, who lived nearby at 251 Menlove Avenue.
Lennon is included in the top 10 of the 2002 "100 Greatest Britons" poll sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.
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 John Lennon
John Lennon didn’t invent rock and roll, nor did he embody it as toweringly as figures like Elvis Presley and Little Richard, but he did more than anyone else to shake it up, move it forward and instill it with a conscience.
Lennon was born in 1940 during the Nazi bombing of Britain and given the middle name Winston, after prime minister Churchill (he would later change his middle name to Ono).
Although Lennon was a complicated man, he chose after the Beatles to simplify his art in order to figure out his life, erasing the boundaries between the two.
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 John Lennon Biography - hotshotdigital.com
The murder of John Lennon, who in so many ways represented the heart and soul not just of the Beatles but of all '60s rock'n'roll, was perhaps the most emotionally felt of all rock deaths.
Lennon, switching his psychic allegiance and expectations from McCartney to Yoko, was ultimately traumatized by it, as his public statements and behavior of the time made clear.
Lennon was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival from a massive loss of blood.
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 John Lennon's grave
John Lennon was born in Liverpool, famously during the course of a German air raid.
Lennon was the first to break the band's all-for-one sensibility, and also the rule that no wives or girlfriends would attend recording sessions, as he brought Yoko into the studio.
Lennon was also the first member to permanently quit the group (Starr had left during 1968, but was persuaded to return, while Harrison walked out on a filming session early in 1969, but turned up at a business meeting a few days later), which he did in September 1969.
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 John Lennon
Lennon, John Winston (1940-1980), British songwriter and singer, composer of some of the most popular songs of his era.
Lennon's subsequent career involved contentious causes and rebellious gestures, but was always underpinned by his adeptness at writing pop songs.
John Lennon was shot dead by a mentally disturbed fan outside his New York apartment building on December 8, 1980.
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 John Lennon - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
John Lennon, better known as "Jocko" or Joseph Stalin when he was in the Beatles, was conceived October 13, 1932 by his mother, Yoko Ono, and his father, Jesus Christ, after a fun night at the local Liverpool pub, which had unfortunately been haxed by Public Transport.
Lennon counter-attacked with his famous bed-in, in which he and Yoko stayed in bed and encouraged everyone else to do the same in the hopes that the gears of capitalism could be ground to a halt and he could get laid.
John Lennon and his wife have been very active in protesting against the United States government and their pursuit of Ringo Starr in Iraq.
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 John-Lennon.com - Imagine An International Holiday Honoring John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more than any other popular musical figure, including the late Elvis Presley, of whom Lennon said that he "died when he went into the army".
What Lennon did achieve, however, was to educate us all to the idea of world peace.
The Beatles and why John Lennon is forever going to be my hero.
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 Great Performances . John Lennon's Jukebox | PBS
JOHN LENNON'S JUKEBOX premiered on September 8, 2004 and was rebroadcast on May 18, 2006 on PBS (check local listings).
Stacked with the tracks that inspired Lennon to tune up, turn on, and rock out, JOHN LENNON'S JUKEBOX explores the impact of those songs on his life and the times in which he lived, and evokes the spirit that propelled a rock and roll delinquent to become an icon.
In Lennon's Musical Inspiration, the Multimedia Presentation, get to know some of the artists whose 45s were found in Lennon's jukebox and whose work contributed to his musical education.
www.pbs.org /wnet/gperf/shows/lennon   (359 words)

 John Lennon
Only late in life, Lennon discovered that his lifelong inability to spell and tendency to transform one word into another of similar sound was a sign of dyslexia.
Lennon signed the contract in January 1964 and the book - with 31 pieces of writing and enough drawings - was published three months later on March 23, 1964.
John himself was no angel, he could be violent, provocative, mean - and he was far from a model father.
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 John Lennon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nevertheless, Bresler's point is that the government did not consider John Lennon a harmless rock 'n' roller whose awkward entrance into the world of political activism often carried a high cringe factor (as in his Montreal "bed-in").
And in a way that official paranoia might have been justified, because as embarrassing as Lennon and Ono's political publicity stunts occasionally became, John Lennon was always capable of seizing the spotlight and speaking directly to millions of young people who venerated him.
But in December 1980, when John Lennon's first album in half a decade was high on the charts, Carter was a lame duck chief executive, having lost his reelection bid to Ronald Reagan.
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Two weeks before the bust, Lennon had been warned that the police were out to get him because he was a "loudmouth." As a precaution, he had (as he put it) "cleaned the house out [of drugs]." Nevertheless, marijuana was found in the house by the police.
Charges against Yoko Ono were dropped and Lennon was fined and found guilty of "an offence of moral turpitude." At the time of their arrest, Yoko Ono was pregnant and almost suffered a miscarriage.
If Lennon had been gunned down by a professional killer, the whole world would have known: such swift expert assassinations carry their own individual hallmark.
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 john lennon
(some of you might have heard another version of this material on the john and yoko album "sometime in new york city", when they sat in with us that night, we were in the process of recording the "live at the fillmore east, june 1971" album, and all of this insanity was captured on tape.
lennon's is the most complete, but it was butchered by phil spector, with possible help from john and yoko.
Two previously unheard tapes of John Lennon telling stories, nursery rhymes and improvising songs are expected to fetch £70,000 at auction.
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 Amazon.com: Imagine: Music: John Lennon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The enduring legacy of John Lennon's best album has overshadowed a glaring historical irony: the Beatles' original architect was also responsible for some of the Fab Four's most erratic solo albums.
When the name "John Lennon" is mentioned today, an image of the proto-dreamer sitting at his piano calmly asserting his starry-eyed ideals over a serene melody immediately comes to mind.
Lennon was writing structured songs and producing something cohesive, a sign that he would not forever be a rugged, tripped-out specter.
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 The U.S. vs. John Lennon - Rotten Tomatoes
David Leaf and John Scheinfeld struggled for over 15 years to produce this documentary, and it's emergence in the year 2006 is a testament to the film's timeliness.
Officially endorsed by Lennon's widow, the film gains considerable credibility and flavor from her interviews, rare footage from the family archives (they documented everything), and especially the inclusion of more than three dozen Lennon songs.
In addition to listening to Lennon's music, I discovered so many new angles to important events that helped to shape pop culture and political policies of the 1960s and 70s and some that may need to be revisited today.
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 John Lennon
Lennon's first stab at a solo effort consisted of a random sound collage recorded in one all-night session, more or less as a commemoration of the incipient Lennon-Ono union (ahem).
Both Clapton and Lennon were close to their respective peaks at this point, and some of it does rock out.
Despite this, Lennon's musical ideas are already starting to narrow at this point (retro rock 'n' roll like "It's So Hard," with Jim Gordon on drums), and his politicized lyrics are getting increasingly nasty ("Gimme Some Truth").
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Lennon was likely unaware of SDI/Star Wars, but it is a safe bet he would have publicly protested the moment he learned of it.
Had Lennon lived, there is little doubt he would have attempted to turn public opinion against Star Wars, just as he successfully led the effort--as a major rock star--to turn public opinion against US involvement in Vietnam War in the late Sixties and early Seventies.
Lennon placed more blame on leftist Jerry Rubin than on Nixon for the harassment he and Yoko endured from the United States Government in the early 1970s.
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