John Lennon


is considered to be one of the most influential people in the history of music. He took the initiative to stand up and speak for an entire generation. He sung about freedom, peace and solutions to the world’s problems. Many of the people of this generation lived vicariously through him and his lyrics. In a society where people worked for the government, he urged them to stand up and fight to make the government work for them. Lennon saw that there was more to life than jobs, schools, and institutions. He tried to show the world the spiritual side of life and he showed people that they could make a difference.
On October 9th 1940 at seven o’clock in the evening, John Winston Lennon ...

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John’s father Fred, returned from sea and tried to take John with him to New Zealand. Julia stepped in and kept John in Liverpool with his Aunt Mimi. (Fogo)
The first school that John attended was Dovedale Primary School. Here he began his streak of rebelliousness that would last him throughout his entire adult life. Here John found that he enjoyed drawing. Since he had talent for drawing and did not do well in his other studies the head master of Dovedale Primary School suggested that he go to an art college. (Hampton)
In September of 1962, John started school at Quarry Bank Grammar School. Here he was also known as a troublemaker and a prankster. Him and his best friend at the time, Peter Shotton, were always playing jokes on teachers and causing trouble. In May of 1955, while John was attending the grammar school, he started a band named “The Quarrymen.” The Quarrymen played their first big show at Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool on July 6th 1957. After the show ...

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close with his mother and regretted it deeply. In a song on his first solo album, he sings the lyrics: Mama, you had me, but I didn’t have you. This shows the pain that he still felt about his mother’s passing, even after much time had passed and his career had taken off. (Hampton)
In this same time period he enrolled in The Liverpool Art College. While attending school here, he met a woman named Cynthia Powell, who eventually became his wife on August 23rd 1962. She gave birth to John’s first son, John Charles Julian Lennon on April 8th 1963 at Sefton General Hospital. When John and Cynthia first got married, The Beatles were up and coming as “Rock n’ Roll” artists. They had ...

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