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John Lennon

  • John Winston Ono Lennon, (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, artist, and peace activist.
  • He was a founding members of The Beatles.
  • Lennon along with Paul McCartney formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and "wrote some of the most popular music in rock and roll history".
  • In 2002, respondents to a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted Lennon into eighth place.
  • In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Lennon number 38 on its list of "The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time" and ranked The Beatles at number one.
  • He was also ranked fifth greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2009.
  • He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • On the night of 8 December 1980, at around 10:49 p.m., Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times in the entrance of the Dakota. Chapman had been stalking Lennon since October.
  • While still a Beatle, Lennon was asked how he might die. Lennon replied: “I'll probably be popped off by some loony.“

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