John Lennon He was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England. Son of Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman, and Julia Stanley. At the young age of 5, his mother left him with his uncles Mimi Y George Stanley, after divorcing her husband.
In his teens he attended the school of fine arts, where he met Cynthia Powell, who in time would be his wife. Next to Cynthia They had a child, Julian Powell Lennon.
John He was always a fan of music having played in different groups such as The Quarrymen, Johnny & The Moondogs Y John & The Silver Beetles. Mainly made up of classmates from school.
In 1956, after playing a party, he met Paul MCCARTNEY who quickly joined the group for knowing how to play the guitar and also tune it. Some time later he introduced himself to George Harrison who also joined. And finally, after finishing his studies, the drummer Ringo starr became part of the group called the Beatles.
It is considered one of the most influential rock and pop bands. Founded in 1957 in the same birthplace of John. After reaping great successes around the world, the band disbanded in April 1970.
In that same year Julia Stanley, mother of John, was hit by a car driven by a drunk policeman. Causing trauma to John.
In 1966 he met the Japanese artist Yoko Ono, with which he shared the rest of his life. But this love was going to backfire on the Beatles, since many fans assure that it was one of the main causes of the separation of the band.
In 1970, after the band’s dissolution, John Lennon began a very successful solo career recording songs like Whatever Gets You Through The Night“, “(Just Like) Starting Over“, “Power to the People” and the theme considered as a hymn, “Imagine”.
In his albums, his friends contributed to the recording of some songs, such as George Harrison, Billy preston, Harry Nilsson, Elton John Y David Bowie.
In 1975 Yoko gave birth to the couple’s only child Sean Taro Ono Lennon. From that moment on Yoko began to take care of business and John he took full care of his son. He confessed that in those years he completely abandoned music. But over time some of his home-recorded compositions came to light.
In 1980 his long-standing album called “Double Fantasy“Which was very successful, so much so that he decided to start recording another that same year. On the afternoon of December 8, 1980, at the exit of one of the recordings of that album, he met a fanatic named Mark David Chapman, who after asking for an autograph fired 4 shots that hit him in the back.
John Lennon died that same night in a patrol car at 11:15 p.m. in the arms of his wife Yoko.
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