John Lennon: Biography


I, John Winston Lennon, was born in Liverpool, England in 1940. I was
the founding member of a group called the Beatles, which was the most popular
music group in the history of rock and roll (World Book 197). The group
included George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and myself. We
originally formed in 1958, but it wasn't until 1960 that we decided to name
ourselves the Beatles (World Book 191). My philosophy of the Beatles was, "when
you said it, it was crawly things; when you read it, it was beat music (The New
Book of Knowledge 108).
I, along with Paul, wrote most of the Beatles' music. Songs that were
written primarily by myself include "Help," "All You Need is Love," and ...

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"Give Peace a Chance" in our
hotel room in Montreal, and I had it rush released (Rolling Stone 229). In
January of 1970 I wrote and recorded "Instant Karma" in one day and had it
released (Rolling Stone 229). Three months later, Yoko and I flew to Los
Angeles for four months of primal scream therapy with Dr. Arthur Janov (Rolling
Stone 229). Because of this experience the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
was made (Rolling Stone 229).
In 1971 I moved to the United States to continue my campaign for peace
(World Book 197). That year, the US Government made continual attempts to
deport me (Rolling Stone 229). A protest concert that we planned to hold on the
doorstep of the Republican National Convention made the Nixon administration a
bit upset (Rolling Stone 229). Claiming that my 1968 drug arrest made me an
"undesirable alien," they also made attempts to deport me (Rolling Stone 229).
In 1976 I was granted permanent resident status that ended this problem ...

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