"John Ono Lennon", MBE (born "John Winston Lennon" October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), was an iconic English 20th century composer and singer of popular music, best known as the founding member of The Beatles, in which he and Paul McCartney formed the massively successful Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership throughout the 1960s.
Lennon's songwriting was an integral part of The Beatles' profound commercial, social, economic and political impact. His melodies, written during the Lennon-McCartney era, and later, in his solo career, are distinctive and unabashedly romantic. Lennon's lyrics reflected his personal and career demands, philosophical outlook, his unease with his fame and current events. He and McCartney popularised the use of electronic effects in rock music, paving the way for the harder rock forms of the 1970's and 1980's.
Lennon, on television and in films such as ''A Hard Day's Night'' (1964), and by press conferences and interviews, revealed his rebellious, iconoclastic nature and quick, irreverent wit. Lennon channeled his fame and penchant for controversy into his work as a peace activist, artist and author. He was murdered in New York City on ...
|Born|| October 9, 1940|
|Died|| December 8, 1980|
New York City, New York, United States
|Genre|| Rock and Roll|
|Years active||1957 in music|
|First album||''Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins''|
|Latest album||''Milk and Honey''|
|Associated acts|| The Beatles|
Plastic Ono Band
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