One of the former member of the Beatles. John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool in 1940 and is one of the most famous british musicians of all time.
Lennon was the founder of the band "The Quarrymen", which later changed it's name to "The Beatles" in 1960. John became a regular user of the drug 'LSD' during the 60's which influenced the band's new material including "Strawberry Fields Forever". He also starred in a few films "How I Won the War", "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" & "Magical Mystery Tour" from which "I am the Walrus" derived.
The Beatles desbanded in 1969 and John went onto solo sucess in 1970 after releasing his debut album "John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band" then a second solo album in 1971, "Imagine".
John Married Cynthia Powell in 1962 after she got pregnant with son, Julian who was born on 8th April 1963. Although, the couple were together from 1957, they were not to last as John's obsession with LSD & the Introduction of Yoko Ono drove a wedge between them, the pair divorced in 1967.
Shortly, after meeting Yoko Ono, who was exhibiting in a London Gallery, the pair married on 20th March 1969 and spent their honeymoon campaigning for peace by spending a week in bed. John changed his name by deed poll to include 'Ono' as his middle name. The couple were known for protesting against the Vietnam War and World Peace. The couple went through turbulent times, they could not live together, nor could they live apart. This is when John was introduced to May Pang, May spent the next couple of years being John's mistress under the instruction of Yoko, John & Yoko were reunited in early 1975. Shortly after this, he retired from the music industry to spend time with his family and to take care of his second born son, Sean. He came out of retirement in October 1980 and released the Single "(Just Like) Starting Over" followed by the album "Double Fantasy".
On the 8th December 1980, the family returned to their New York Apartment and John was shot dead by David Chapman, an obsessed fan. The Strawberry feilds memorial was created in New York's Central Park some time after his death and is visited by fans from around the globe.