John Lennon

Real Name:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Profile:
Songwriter, rock singer and guitar player, best known for his work with The Beatles during the 1960s and 1970s. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994 (Performer).

Born: 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, Lancashire, UK.
Died: 8 December 1980 in NYC, NY, USA.

John Winston Ono Lennon (MBE, gave it back) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist, who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued as a solo artist and as Ono's collaborator.

Born in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1956, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. He was initially the group's de facto leader, a role gradually ceded to McCartney. Lennon was characterized for the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. In 1957 Lennon meets his first wife Cynthia Lennon at the Liverpool College of Art and then married her on the 23rd of August, 1962. On the 8th of April, 1963, Cynthia gave birth to Lennon's first son, Julian Lennon. In the mid-1960s, he had two books published: In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, both collections of nonsensical writings and line drawings. Starting with 1967s All You Need Is Love, his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture.

From 1968 to 1972, Lennon produced more than a dozen records with Ono, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, his first solo LP John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band, and the international top 10 singles "Give Peace A Chance", "Instant Karma!", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over) ". Controversial through his political and peace activism, after moving to New York City in 1971, his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a three-year attempt by the Nixon administration to deport him. In 1975, Lennon disengaged from the music business to raise his infant son Sean, and in 1980, returned with the Ono collaboration Double Fantasy. He was shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building by a Beatles fan, Mark David Chapman, three weeks after the album's release. Lennon's ashes were scattered in New York's Central Park. A memorial was erected at the site of his ashes being scattered, named after a Beatles' song written by Lennon, "Strawberry Fields Forever."
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1A 038-1575031 John Lennon - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band album art John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (Album) Apple Records 1A 038-1575031 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
TC-PAS 10004, 1E 244 ○ 04914 John Lennon - Imagine album art John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band* - Imagine (Album, EP, Comp) Apple Records, Apple Records TC-PAS 10004, 1E 244 ○ 04914 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2C044-05491 John Lennon - Mind Games album art John Lennon Mind Games (Album) Apple Records, Apple Records 2C044-05491 France 1973 Sell This Version
LPVS-1509 John Lennon - Pussy Cats album art Harry Nilsson Produced By John Lennon Harry Nilsson Produced By John Lennon - Pussy Cats (Album) RCA Victor LPVS-1509 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
1C 064-05 733 John Lennon - Walls And Bridges album art John Lennon Walls And Bridges (Album) Apple Records 1C 064-05 733 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
RL 24-4 John Lennon - Mind Games / Pin Ups album art John Lennon / David Bowie John Lennon / David Bowie - Mind Games / Pin Ups(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 24-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
ELD 02 06 2908 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll album art John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll (Album) Apple Records, Apple Records ELD 02 06 2908 Peru 1975 Sell This Version
DJF 1149 John Lennon - 28th November, 1974.... album art Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon And The Muscle Shoals Horns* Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon And The Muscle Shoals Horns* - 28th November, 1974.... (Album) DJM Records (2) DJF 1149 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
K28P-200 John Lennon - Live! 28 November 1974 album art Elton John & John Lennon Elton John & John Lennon - Live! 28 November 1974 (Album) DJM Records (2), Seven Seas K28P-200 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3756/S John Lennon - John Lennon 1940-1980 album art John Lennon John Lennon 1940-1980(5xLP, Mono, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3756/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
none John Lennon - The John Lennon Story album art John Lennon The John Lennon Story(2xLP, Transcription) The Creative Factor none US 1982 Sell This Version
BC 84-1 A John Lennon - The Beatles At Christmas  album art The Beatles, John Lennon The Beatles, John Lennon - The Beatles At Christmas London Wavelength BC 84-1 A US 1984 Sell This Version
none John Lennon - MJI Broadcasting Presents: “Every Man Has A Woman” A Tribute To The Life And Times Of John Lennon album art John Lennon MJI Broadcasting Presents: “Every Man Has A Woman” A Tribute To The Life And Times Of John Lennon(2xLP, Transcription) MJI Broadcasting none US 1984 Sell This Version
9/13/84 John Lennon - Rock & Roll Never Forgets album art John Lennon Rock & Roll Never Forgets(5xLP, Mixed, Transcription) Westwood One 9/13/84 US 1984 Sell This Version
PCS 7308 John Lennon - Menlove Ave. album art John Lennon Menlove Ave. (Album) Capitol Records PCS 7308 India 1986 Sell This Version
111040 John Lennon - Live In New York City album art John Lennon Live In New York City (Album, Comp) Parlophone 111040 Colombia 1985 Sell This Version
CN 4669/S John Lennon - The Words and Music of John Lennon album art John Lennon The Words and Music of John Lennon(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4669/S UK 1986 Sell This Version
81-2404854 John Lennon - Live In New York City album art John Lennon Live In New York City(Cass, Album) Parlophone 81-2404854 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
JL '87 John Lennon - John Lennon Remembered album art John Lennon John Lennon Remembered(5xLP, Transcription) Westwood One JL '87 US 1987 Sell This Version
#88-48 John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes Show album art John Lennon The Lost Lennon Tapes Show Westwood One #88-48 US 1988 Sell This Version
8834 John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes album art John Lennon The Lost Lennon Tapes(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 8834 US 1988 Sell This Version
8833 John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes album art John Lennon The Lost Lennon Tapes(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 8833 US 1988 Sell This Version
88-51 John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes album art John Lennon The Lost Lennon Tapes(LP, Transcription) Westwood One 88-51 US 1988 Sell This Version
88-26 John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes album art John Lennon The Lost Lennon Tapes(LP, Transcription) Westwood One 88-26 US 1988 Sell This Version
Show 88-40 John Lennon - The Lost Lennon Tapes - Dr. Winston O'Boogie On The Air: Part II album art John Lennon The Lost Lennon Tapes - Dr. Winston O'Boogie On The Air: Part II(2xLP, Transcription, Gat) Westwood One Show 88-40 US 1988 Sell This Version

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djdaz831

djdaz831

October 19, 2020
Any review of the Lennon Legend Vinyl from 1997. Is it a good pressing does anyone know?
verjan2

verjan2

July 7, 2020
Why here is not Sometime In NY City or Double Fantasy? The discography is strongly UNORDERED.
wailmer21

wailmer21

March 19, 2020
Why is Walls and Bridges out of order it came out in 1974 but is in the 2000s
Culabula

Culabula

April 12, 2019
Strange that "Shaved Fish" is under 'Compilations' while 'The John Lennon Collection' isn’t. Shurely shome mishtake ?
Garry1963

Garry1963

June 14, 2018
Why isn't the 1972 release of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" featured in this list?
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 23, 2016
Without question, John Lennon gave us some of the most enduring music of the previous century, yet everything he wrote appears destined for perpetual scrutiny. He left behind a massive catalog of some of the finest songs the idiom has to offer -- the bulk of which are acutely personal in nature. For the first half of the 1970s, Lennon was the angry and, at times, self-righteous protestor of everything from the war in Vietnam to getting out of bed. Songs such as "Give Peace a Chance," "Power to the People" and "Working Class Hero" -- powerful slogans and scathing indictments in their day -- have lost much of their bite, primarily due to their disturbing and perverse use in ad campaigns, something that would surely make Lennon purple with rage. The remainder of his solo output has a tendency to be spotty, but there are certainly some unmatched heights, from his perennial rocker "Cold Turkey" and signature song "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)" to the tonsil-shredding masterpiece "Mother" and his pure pop comeback "(Just Like) Starting Over." With his trademark reverb-heavy vocals, the unapologetic exposure of his beleaguered emotions, and a lifelong fascination with the Chuck Berry riffs that initially inspired him, John Lennon gladly offered the world...
... ringside seats to the overhauling of his psyche and, for a time, acted as an outspoken, prickly conscience to us all. His unfathomable murder in 1980 remains one of the most mourned losses in the history of rock 'n' roll. Imagine is considered by many as the best song ever written, other personal favourites would have to be woman and jealous guy.
For me, he sits alongside Ian Curtis, Bob Dylan, Joe Strummer and Paul Weller as one of the best lyricists (is that even a word?) i have ever heard R.I.P. John

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