Biography

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 by Mark Chapman 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.

As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 27 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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 by Mark Chapman 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.

As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 27 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 101

Birthday 1940-10-09

Day of Death 1980-12-08

Place of Birth Liverpool, England, UK

Official Site http://www.lennon.net/lennons/

Also Known As

  • The Beatles

Acting TV ShowsMovies

New Musical Express poll winners concert - 1965
Looking for Lennon as Self
2018 John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky as Himself
2018 Arthur Janov's Primal Therapy
2017 How the Beatles Changed the World as Himself
2017 My Generation as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
2017 I Don't Know Which Tree It Comes From that Fragrance as Himself
2017 Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution as Himself (archive footage)
2017 It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Free to Rock
2016 Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album as Himself (archive footage)
2016 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years as Himself (archive footage)
2016 Beatles chronology (1962-1970) as voce, chitarra ritmica
2015 The Beatles 1+
2015 The Beatles 1 as Himself
2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Population Boom as Himself
2013 Good Ol’ Freda as Himself (archive footage)
2013 The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary
2012 The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited as Himself (archive footage)
2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World as Himself (archive footage)
2011 I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern as Himself (archive footage)
2010 The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as as himself
2010 The Beatles- Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964
2010 Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) as Himself (archive footage)
2010 Discovering Lennon
2010 LennoNYC as Himself
2010 The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
2010 Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison as Himself
2010 John Lennon: Love is All You Need as himself
2010 Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years
2009 The Beatles on Record as Himself
2008 Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
2008 Rare and Unseen: The Beatles as Himself
2008 Beatles, The Journey as Guitar Vocal
2008 Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 as Himself
2007 The Beatles: Help! as Himself (archive footage)
2006 John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Give Peace A Song as as Himself
2006 The U.S. vs. John Lennon as Himself (archive footage)
2005 I Killed John Lennon as Himself (archive footage)
2005 The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 as guitarra rítmica, vocalista
2004 The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as as himself
2003 The Beatles: Around the World
2003 Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon
2002 Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's 'Imagine' Album as Himself
2000 John & Yoko's Year of Peace as himself
1999 The Beatles: Celebration as Himself
1997 Happy Birthday to John as Himself
1996 Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary as Himself (archive footage)
1995 The Beatles Anthology(19 episodes)
1995 You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' as Himself
1994 The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary
1990 Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections as Himself
1988 Imagine: John Lennon as Himself
1986 Jimi Plays Monterey as Himself (archive footage)
1986 John Lennon: Live In New York City as Himself
1986 He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life as Himself
1986 Fun with the Fab Four as Himself
1985 British Rock: The First Wave as Himself
1984 Yoko Ono: Then and Now as Self
1982 When the Music's Over
1982 The Compleat Beatles as Himself (archive)
1977 Urgent ou à quoi bon exécuter des projets puisque le projet est en lui-même une jouissance suffisante as himself
1972 Imagine as Himself
1972 The One to One Concert as as himself
1972 Eat the Document
1971 Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family as Himself
1971 Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family
1970 Apotheosis
1970 The Beatles: Let It Be as Himself (The Beatles)
1969 Diaries, Notes, and Sketches as Himself
1969 John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto as Himself
1969 Bed Peace as Himself
1969 The Beatles: Rooftop Concert as Himself
1969 The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent
1968 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus as Himself - The Dirty Mac
1968 The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
1968 Hawaii Five-O(1 episode)
1968 Yellow Submarine as Himself
1967 Magical Mystery Tour as Himself / Ticket Salesman / Magician with Coffee / Narrator
1967 How I Won the War as Gripweed
1967 The Beatles at Shea Stadium as Himself
1967 Pink Floyd London '66-'67
1966 The Beatles: Concert at Budokan 1966 as Himself
1966 The Beatles in Japan 1966 as Self
1966 Reflections on Love as Himself
1965 The Beatles(46 episodes)
1965 Help! as John
1965 The Beatles Unauthorized as Himself
1964 Not Only... But Also(23 episodes)
1964 A Hard Day's Night as Himself
1964 The Beatles Sing for Shell as Self
1964 The Beatles in Australia as Himself
1963 The Mersey Sound as Himself
1960 The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos

Directing

1972 ImagineDirector
1971 ErectionDirector
1970 ApotheosisDirector
1970 FlyDirector
1969 RapeDirector
1968 Two VirginsDirector
1967 Magical Mystery TourDirector

Sound

1987 ImagineMusic
1971 The Inner RevolutionMusic
1970 FreedomSound

Production

1967 Magical Mystery TourProducer

Writing

1967 Magical Mystery TourMusical

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