I've been waiting for this day all my adult life. I never thought it would be possibleWhite Panther founder hails Obama Jan 21, 2009
Imagine every child no matter where in the world they were could access a universe of knowledgeTechnology behind new Lennon TV ad Dec 27, 2008
We're more popular than Jesus now -- I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or ChristianityLennon forgiven for 'Jesus' comment Nov 23, 2008
I'm sure the combination of being at Shea and playing for 55,000 people will make this one of the best concerts we've ever doneBeatle history revisited at Shea Stadium Aug 16, 2006
Many kids were turned on to black music by us. It wasn't a rip off, it was a love-inJohn Lennon's letter sells for $12,000 May 24, 2006
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.
Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.