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John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered by Mark Chapman three weeks after its release. Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement. As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 27 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Oct 9, 1940 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2
Latest Project:
Movie John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky 2018-11-24
Known For
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 Himself (Archival footage) 2021
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side One 2021
Movie New Musical Express poll winners concert - 1965 2021
Movie Arthur Janov's Primal Therapy 2018-04-30
Movie John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky Himself 2018-11-24
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie My Generation Himself (voice) (archive footage) 2017-10-08
Movie Free to Rock 2017-05-01
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) voce, chitarra ritmica 2016-02-19
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Himself (archive footage) 2016-09-15
Movie The Beatles 1+ 2015-11-06
Movie Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Himself (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Movie The Beatles 1 Himself 2015-11-06
Movie Salinger Himself - Musician (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Good Ol' Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Revisited 2012-10-06
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Himself (archive footage) 2012-09-27
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself (archive footage) 2011-02-09
Movie John Lennon: Love is All You Need himself 2010-01-01
Movie Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years 2010-01-01
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles 2010-09-07
Movie Discovering Lennon 2010-10-01
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as himself 2010-12-15
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-26
Movie The Beatles- Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 2010-11-17
Movie The Beatles on Record Himself 2009-09-06
Movie Beatles, The Journey Guitar Vocal 2008-03-18
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 Himself 2008-01-01
Movie The Beatles: Help! Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Himself - Musician (archive footage) 2007-05-19
Movie The Beatles: Destination Hamburg 2007-11-12
Movie The U.S. vs. John Lennon Himself (archive footage) 2006-09-15
Movie Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary 2005-02-14
Movie The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 guitarra rítmica, vocalista 2005-02-22
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
Movie The Beatles: Around the World 2003-11-04
Movie Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Himself (archive footage) 2002-04-01
Movie Beatles, Big Beat Box 2001-01-01
Movie Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's 'Imagine' Album Himself 2000-04-11
Movie John & Yoko's Year of Peace himself 2000-01-01
Movie The Beatles: A Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Movie The Beatles Story 1996-07-01
Movie The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Himself - The Dirty Mac 1996-10-12
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Hilmself 1995-11-19
Movie The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary 1994-06-23
Movie The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Himself 1991-11-13
Movie Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections Self (archive footage) 1990-06-01
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Himself 1988-10-07
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1986-10-23
Movie He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Himself 1986-02-22
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Movie When the Music's Over 1982-11-01
Movie The Compleat Beatles Himself (archive) 1982-10-01
Movie Imagine Himself 1972-12-23
Movie Eat the Document 1972-11-30
Movie Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family Self 1971-04-11
Movie Up Your Legs Forever 1971-08-12
Movie Let It Be Himself (The Beatles) 1970-05-13
Movie Diaries, Notes, and Sketches Self 1969-12-01
Movie John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto Himself 1969-09-13
Movie The Beatles on the Rooftop Himself 1969-01-30
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent 1969-01-29
Movie Yellow Submarine John (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Movie Film No. 5 Himself 1968-11-14
Movie All You Need Is Love 1967-07-07
Movie Pink Floyd London '66-'67 1967-01-01
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Ticket Salesman / Magician with Coffee / Narrator 1967-12-25
Movie How I Won the War Gripweed 1967-10-18
Movie Reflections on Love Himself 1966-05-01
Movie The Beatles in Japan 1966 Self 1966-07-01
Movie The Beatles: Concert at Budokan 1966 Himself 1966-11-24
Series The Beatles 1965-09-25
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Himself 1965-08-15
Movie Help! John 1965-07-29
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Himself 1964-07-07
Movie The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
Movie The Beatles in Australia Himself 1964-06-01
Movie The Beatles - Live In Washington DC Himself 1964-02-11
Movie The Beatles: Live in The Netherlands 1964-07-17
Movie The Mersey Sound Himself 1963-09-10
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 1960-01-29