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John Lennon

John Lennon


Famous as :

Musician, actor

Birth Name :

John Winston Lennon

Birth Date :

October 09, 1940

Birth Place :

Liverpool, England, UK

Spouse :

Cynthia Lennon (23-Aug-62 - 8-Nov-68), Yoko Ono (artist/musician, 20-Mar-69 - 8-Dec-80, his death)

Claim to fame :

Album "Imagine" (1971)

Latest News

Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies Aged 75

April 02, 2015 03:10:43 GMT

Cynthia Lennon died aged 75 at her home at Mallorca, Spain on Wednesday, April 1. Her death was officially announced on her son Julian Lennon's official website.

Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon's 'Imagine' at Concert Following His Anti-War Comment

July 22, 2014 04:45:11 GMT

For the first time in his career, 's frontman covered 's classic "Imagine" during a live concert. The singer, appearing at the Super Bock Super Rock festival in Portugal late last week, was accompanied only by an acoustic guitar when playing the track.

Ron Howard's The Beatles Documentary to Focus on Touring Years

July 17, 2014 02:09:03 GMT

authorized documentary is underway with one of the Fab Four's biggest fans in the director seat. Ron Howard is pleased to team up with Apple Corps, the Beatles' business organization, to direct a documentary focusing on the band's touring years.

Marilyn Monroe's Suicidal Letter and John Lennon's Letter to Paul McCartney Up for Auction

March 30, 2013 05:06:08 GMT

's depressing letter to her acting teacher Lee Strasberg and 's note to another Beatle member are up for auction online. They will be available for purchase on the internet along with hundreds of other historical documents.

Yoko Ono Uses Pic of John Lennon's Blood-Stained Glasses to Show Support for Gun Control

March 22, 2013 03:54:20 GMT

has taken to Twitter to raise public awareness of gun violence issue. On March 20, the peace activist sent a series of tweets that included an image of the blood-stained glasses her late husband wore when he was shot dead by Mark Chapman 32 years ago.

Yoko Ono Unveils Cheeky Menswear Inspired by Late Husband John Lennon

November 29, 2012 04:10:29 GMT

can now add fashion designer to her already-long resume as an artist, activist, musician, writer and cultural icon. The widow of debuts a collection for menswear that is inspired by sketches she made for the late member of as a gift for their wedding anniversary in 1969.

Elizabeth Taylor Is Highest-Earning Dead Celebrity 2012

October 25, 2012 18:06:33 GMT

Turns out, is not the highest-earning dead celebrity this year according to Forbes. "Cleopatra" star and Jackson's close friend , who died of heart failure last March, has earned $210 million in the past 12 months, beating Jackson who earned $145 million this year.

Video: Lady GaGa Accepts Peace Prize From Yoko Ono on John Lennon's Birthday

October 10, 2012 01:31:20 GMT

was feted during a ceremony taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 9, the day that would have been 's 72nd birthday. The Mother Monster was handed LennonOno Grant for Peace by in memory of the late member of .

John Lennon's Killer Stays in Jail After His Parole Request Denied

August 24, 2012 04:31:44 GMT

Mark David Chapman, the man who shot 32 years ago, was denied parole on Thursday, August 23, New York State's Department of Corrections said. It marked the seventh time he asked to be released on parole and was turned down each time. He first presented his request in 2000 and has since repeated it every two years.

Cee-Lo Green Retracts Defensive Tweet After Changing John Lennon's 'Imagine' Lyrics

January 03, 2012 02:18:37 GMT

Green wasted no time to defend himself after causing outcry for changing 's song lyrics. However, the self-defensive message was later pulled out by the member as quickly as it was posted.

John Lennon's Studio Equipment to Be Auctioned Off

April 28, 2011 21:08:00 GMT

Microphones and tape recorders from 's Ascot Sound Studios are among the items that will be sold off to the highest bidders at a sale on May 11.

Lady GaGa: 'I'm Like Perfectionist John Lennon'

April 19, 2011 18:18:00 GMT

The "Bad Romance", , hitmaker admits she struggles with such strong bouts of perfectionism she finds it almost impossible to be satisfied with the final outcome of her songs - just like the late star.

John Lennon's Anniversary Celebrated at the Imagine Peace Tower

March 23, 2011 09:55:54 GMT

's Imagine Peace Tower is lighting up the skies over Iceland again, to celebrate the former star's marriage to . The beam-of-light art installation on Vioey Island in Reykjavik was launched by Ono in 2010 to mark Lennon's birth and the anniversary of his death.

John Lennon's Suit Auction Leads to Lawsuit by Landlord

January 17, 2011 06:06:25 GMT

A New York City landlord has sued bosses of a gallery which auctioned an outfit worn by on the cover of ' famous "Abbey Road" album earlier this month. The late legend sported the white suit in the iconic photograph, which showed the bandmembers walking across a pedestrian crossing outside their favorite recording studio in London.

Chris Bruno Granted Restraining Order Against a Female Housemate

December 13, 2010 02:51:31 GMT

Actor Chris Bruno has been granted a temporary restraining order against his female housemate over allegations she punched him during an argument. The "Dead Zone" star, who has also appeared in "" and "", alleges a dispute with Paulina Regagnon on December 2 turned violent, and he went to court to ask for protection.

Grammy-Nominated James Moody Died of Pancreatic Cancer

December 11, 2010 04:44:36 GMT

Jazz saxophonist James Moody has died after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. The Grammy-nominated star passed away on Thursday, December 9 at San Diego Hospice in California.

Paul McCartney Grateful for Patching Things Up Before John Lennon Died

December 11, 2010 04:42:26 GMT

Sir will forever be grateful he had the chance to patch up his differences with before his pal's untimely death, because he wouldn't have been able to live with the guilt of a broken friendship. The "Imagine" legend was shot dead by crazed fan Mark Chapman outside his New York home on December 8, 1980.

U2 Salute John Lennon in Concert

December 10, 2010 02:57:00 GMT

frontman marked the 30th anniversary of 's death on Wednesday, December 8 by singing songs throughout the band's gig in Australia. Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment on December 8, 1980 and fans flocked to the Big Apple to mark the poignant anniversary, while tributes were paid all across the world.

John Lennon's Final Radio Interview Aired Online

December 09, 2010 03:15:58 GMT

's last ever interview was broadcast online on Wednesday, December 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. legend gave an in-depth chat to journalists from RKO radio in San Francisco, California at his New York apartment on the afternoon of December 8, 1980.

John Lennon Remembered by Yoko Ono in Touching Tribute

December 09, 2010 03:14:58 GMT

has paid a touching tribute to her late husband on the 30th anniversary of his death, recalling the happy times she shared with legend before he was killed. The "Imagine" hitmaker passed away 30 years ago on 8 December, 1980 after he was gunned down outside his New York apartment in The Dakota building by deranged fan Mark Chapman.

John Lennon's Remembrance Concert Is Planned in His Hometown

December 07, 2010 06:35:46 GMT

A huge concert to mark the 30th anniversary of 's death is to be held in his hometown of Liverpool, England this week. Artists including legend's first band, The Quarrymen, his old pal Tony Sheridan, and former Plastic Ono Band drummer Alan White will all take part in the poignant show.

John Lennon's Notes Set for Auction

November 24, 2010 06:40:42 GMT

's handwritten lyrics for the song "I'm Only Sleeping" are expected to fetch up to $525,000 when they go up for auction in London in December. The late rocker scribbled down the words on the back of a phone bill demanding payment for an outstanding bill.

John Lennon Immortalized With Limited Coin Edition

October 30, 2010 05:57:36 GMT

A commemorative British coin honoring late member has gone on sale in the U.K., weeks after what would have been the legend's 70th birthday. On Friday, October 29, the "Imagine" hitmaker was announced winner of an online vote to determine which British luminary would be honored with a commemorative coin struck by the Royal Mint.

John Lennon's Monument Erected on His 70th Birthday

October 11, 2010 03:04:54 GMT

A monument in memory of was unveiled in his native Liverpool, England on Saturday, October 9 to mark what would have been the Beatles legend's 70th birthday. The singer's first wife Cynthia and their son Julian Lennon were on hand to officially open the statue in front of 2,000 fans.

John Lennon's Application for U.S. Residency Banned From Auction

October 07, 2010 06:36:20 GMT

's application for U.S. residency has been banned from auction by officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The rare piece of memorabilia from the late was expected to fetch upwards of $100,000 at a planned Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction beginning on Wednesday, October 6 - but the FBI has stepped in to remove the item, because it's considered government property.

Video of John Lennon's Very First Track Coming Soon

October 06, 2010 08:16:29 GMT

is to be remembered in a special video which will be released on his 70th birthday later this week. Beatles historian Martin Lewis has teamed up with the movie executives behind Lennon biopic "" to recreate the first recording made by Lennon, and in 1958, "In Spite of All the Danger".

Lady GaGa Is Dubbed Worst Dressed Female Celeb

September 21, 2010 06:51:49 GMT

The meat dress wore at the recent MTV Video Music Awards has earned the eccentric singer the title of Worst Dressed Female in a new online poll. The superstar shocked fans by stepping out at the Los Angeles bash wearing an outfit made entirely from raw animal flesh - angering animal advocates and bemusing fellow performers.

John Lennon's Sons End Long-Running Family Feud

September 21, 2010 06:51:15 GMT

's son Julian Lennon has ended his long-running family feud with half-brother Sean Lennon and his former step-mother , insisting "things are good" between the trio. Lennon's murder in 1980 reportedly sparked a rift between the siblings, with Julian and his mother left to battle Ono through the courts for a share of the singer's estate.

John Lennon's Intimate Photo With Yoko Ono Auctioned

September 20, 2010 07:08:53 GMT

An intimate photo shot by Annie Leibovitz featuring embracing days before the rocker was killed is going up for auction in New York next month.

John Lennon's Murderer Planned to Kill Elizabeth Taylor and Johnny Carson

September 17, 2010 06:58:39 GMT

's killer had Dame and beloved U.S. TV host Johnny Carson in his sights before deciding it would be easier to murder former star instead. Mark David Chapman, who shot Lennon outside his New York home in 1980, made the revelations during a hearing with a parole board earlier this month.