John Lennon

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John Lennon, one of the greatest singers of the 20th century was shot by someone on December 8, 1980 in New York, United States.

The Beatles frontman exhales in the hands of his own fans. Mark David Chapman killed his idol because he thought John Lennon had defamed religion.

John Lennon once caused controversy by calling himself and the Beatles more famous than Jesus. That makes the killer furious.

John Winston Lennon (born in Liverpool, England, October 9, 1940 – died in New York City, United States, December 8, 1980 at the age of 40) is best known as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, writer and political activist known throughout the world as the leader of the Beatles. Lennon and Paul McCartney formed the most successful and successful songwriter partnership to date. Lennon with his cynicism and McCartney with his optimism complement each other very well. After the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970, he also had success with his solo career. One of his hits which is still very well known today is Imagine, a song which later became one of the world’s peace hymns. Lennon also showed his rebellious nature and his cynical sense of humor in films such as A Hard Day’s Night (1964), in books he wrote such as In His Own Write, press conferences and interviews. He uses his popularity for his activities as a peace activist, artist and writer. Lennon was married twice, namely with Cynthia Powell in 1962 and Japanese artist Yoko Ono in 1969. He has two children, Julian Lennon (born 1963) and Sean Taro Ono Lennon (born 1975). He died in New York at the age of 40 due to being shot by Mark Chapman, his crazy fan.

John Lennon started The Quarrymen in 1957. Quarrymen was a skiffle band (a band using household appliances, which was trending in Liverpool at the time) with Lennon and his friends at the Quarry Bank Grammar School. On July 6, 1957, the Quarrymen performed at a church event in the Church of Sts. John, Woolton. It was at this event that Lennon first met Paul McCartney, who was watching the Quarrymen performance. McCartney was very impressed by the band’s performance, and then approached the Quarrymen backstage, accompanied by his friend Ivan Vaughan who was also a friend of Lennon. Shortly after, McCartney joined the Quarrymen. Lennon and McCartney became very close, and were often seen together. Both are involved in a sense of ‘fate’ because they both lost their mothers in their youth. McCartney also lost his mother to cancer, when he was 15 years old. Lennon and McCartney began writing songs together and individually. One of the songs produced at this time was ‘Hello Little Girl’ which later became hits by The Fourmost in the 60s. Then, McCartney introduced his friend, George Harrison, who was a year younger than him to Lennon. Harrison who is good at playing the guitar wants to join the Quarrymen. Lennon, who initially objected because Harrison was considered too young, finally agreed after being persuaded by McCartney. Harrison’s joining was followed by Stuart Sutcliffe, Lennon’s best friend at the School of Art, which became the base. Sutcliffe could not actually play bass, but Lennon insisted on taking him along with the Quarrymen.