John Lennon

Reference Number
RF1551073704
Gender
Male
Artists Name
John Lennon
Real Name
John Winston Ono Lennon
Activity of Fame
  • Composer
  • Singer
Birth Dates
Star Sign
Libra (Sep 24th – Oct 23rd)
Country of Birth
United Kingdom
State of Birth
England
City of Birth
Liverpool
Death Dates
Date of Death
Dec 08, 1980
Cause of Death
Murder
Country of Death
United States
State of Death
New York
City of Death
New York
Funeral
Date of Funeral
Dec 12, 1980
Funeral Method
Cremation with Scattering
Location
Country of Funeral
United States
State of Funeral
New York
City of Funeral
New York
Description
John Winston Lennon, MBE (later John Winston Ono Lennon) was a British musician, composer, author, film actor and peace activist. He became famous worldwide as a co-founder, singer and guitarist of the British rock band The Beatles, for whom he wrote - alongside Paul McCartney - the most songs. The composer partnership Lennon / McCartney is one of the most famous and successful in the history of pop music.



During the dissolution phase of the Beatles, Lennon, together with his second wife, Yoko Ono, organized a number of public-minded happenings (see Fluxus) for world peace and turned to artistically new areas from the end of the 1960s. After the separation of the Beatles, Lennon started a successful solo career with albums such as John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (1970) and Imagine (1971).



Lennon was shot dead in 1980 by the mentally confused, deeply religious assassin Mark David Chapman in New York.



John Lennon died at the age of 40 and was cremated. His ashes were scattered in Central Park, now known as Strawberry Fields.



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