Image of John Lennon

John Lennon

1940-10-09 Liverpool, England, UK

Image of 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.


The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert Self (archive footage) 2022-01-30
Paul McCartney at Glastonbury 2022 2022-06-25
Elvis Self (Archival Footage) (uncredited) 2022-06-22
Under the Volcano Self (archive footage) 2021-03-20
The Beatles and India Self (archive footage) 2021-08-31
Best of the 60s: The Story of Ready, Steady, Go! Self (archive footage) 2021-06-05
Meeting the Beatles in India Self (archive footage) 2020-09-09
Jealous Guy: The Assassination of John Lennon Self (archive footage) 2020-12-21
John Lennon: His Life, His Legacy, His Last Days Self (archive footage) 2020-10-17
Lennon's Last Weekend Self (archive footage) 2020-10-04
The Beatles ‎– Ready Steady Go! 2018-06-01
John Lennon - Imagine 2018-10-01
Arthur Janov's Primal Therapy 2018-04-30
The King Himself (archive footage) 2018-06-22
George Harrison: All Things Pass Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-20
Looking for Lennon Self 2018-01-01
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky Self (archive footage) 2018-11-24
My Generation Self (archive footage) 2017-10-08
Kyoko Himself (archive footage) 2017-03-11
Terreur et glamour : montée et déclin du studio Hammer Self - Musician (archive footage) 2017-08-06
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
John Lennon: Hard to Imagine 2017-11-28
I Don't Know Which Tree It Comes From that Fragrance Self 2017-09-01
Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Beatles chronology (1962-1970) Self (archive footage) 2016-02-19
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Self (archive footage) 2016-09-15
Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
The Last Lennon Interview Himself (archive footage) 2015-12-08
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Self (archive footage) 2015-01-25
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Self (archive footage) 2015-11-11
The Beatles 1+ 2015-11-06
The Beatles 1 Himself 2015-11-06
Population Boom Himself 2013-09-20
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' Self - Musician (archive footage) 2013-11-04
Salinger Self - Musician (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Good Ol' Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Magical Mystery Tour Revisited 2012-10-06
The Winged Beetle Himself 2012-01-01
The Beatles: In Chicago 1964-1966 2012-09-05
Elvis Found Alive (archival footage) 2012-01-24
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 4 John 2011-05-02
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 1 John Lennon 2011-05-02
George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self (archive footage) 2011-10-05
The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 2011-01-01
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 3 John 2011-05-02
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 2 John 2011-05-02
I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself (archive footage) 2011-02-09
John Lennon: Love Is All You Need Himself (archive footage) 2010-01-01
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles 2010-09-07
LennoNYC Himself 2010-09-25
Imagine Lennon archives footages 2010-07-01
The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years 2010-01-01
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-26
The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 2010-11-17
The Beatles: A Magical History Tour Self (archive footage) 2010-12-15
Discovering Lennon 2010-10-01
The Day John Lennon Died Himself (archive footage) 2010-12-06
The Beatles: Budokan Tokyo 1966 Himself (lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar) 2009-07-19
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity Self (archive footage) 2009-11-29
The Beatles on Record Self 2009-09-06
The Beatles: Here There and Everywhere Self (archive footage) 2009-09-25
Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band 2008-04-29
Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1966-1970 Himself 2008-01-01
Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Beatles, The Journey Guitar Vocal 2008-03-18
The Beatles: Destination Hamburg 2007-11-12
The Beatles Explosion Himself (Archival Footage) 2007-01-01
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (archive footage) 2007-05-19
The Beatles: Help! Self (archive footage) 2007-10-27
I Met the Walrus Himself 2007-06-13
The Beatles Love Himself 2006-11-20
The U.S. vs. John Lennon Himself (archive footage) 2006-09-15
Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Give Peace A Song as Himself 2006-10-03
The World's Greatest Gigs Self (archive footage) 2005-11-09
I Killed John Lennon Self (archive footage) 2005-12-08
Pink Floyd London '66-'67 Self (uncredited) 2005-09-13
The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 guitarra rítmica, vocalista 2005-02-22
The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary 2005-02-14
Twenty to Life: The Life & Times of John Sinclair Himself (archive footage) 2004-06-19
The Beatles: Watching Rainbows Self (archive footage) 2004-07-01
Beatles Biggest Secrets 2004-12-02
Imagine Imagine Self 2003-09-20
Inside John Lennon - Unauthorized Self (archive footage) 2003-11-25
Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon Self (archive footage) 2003-08-07
The Beatles: Around the World 2003-11-04
Things They Said Today Self (archive footage) 2002-01-01
Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Self (archive footage) 2002-11-26
Beatles: Big Beat Box Self (archive footage) 2001-12-03
The Real John Lennon Himself (archive footage) 2000-09-30
John & Yoko's Year of Peace himself 2000-01-01
John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth Self 2000-04-11
The Beatles: A Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Happy Birthday to John Himself 1997-10-09
The Beatles Story 1996-07-01
Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Lead Vocals 1996-10-12
You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Self (archive footage) 1994-06-23
Ready Steady Go! The Beatles Live Self 1993-10-05
The John Lennon Video Collections - 1992 1992-10-05
Death Scenes 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-01-01
Rolling Stone 25: The MTV Special Himself 1992-11-18
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Himself 1991-11-13
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships & Intersections Self (archive footage) 1990-06-01
Imagine: John Lennon Self (archive footage) 1988-10-07
Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Vain Glory John Lennon 1986-01-25
John Lennon: Live In New York City Self (archive footage) 1986-01-24
He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Self 1986-02-22
The John Lennon Sketchbook himself 1986-04-10
Fun with the Fab Four Self (archive footage) 1986-01-01
British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Yoko Ono: Then and Now Self 1984-10-09
When the Music's Over Self (archive footage) 1983-06-14
The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers! Self (archive footage) 1982-01-01
This Is Elvis Himself (archive footage) 1981-04-03
The Day the Music Died 1977-01-01
Fire in the Water 1977-01-01
Urgent ou à quoi bon exécuter des projets puisque le projet est en lui-même une jouissance suffisante Self 1977-08-01
Mighty Good: The Beatles 1977-05-14
Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol 1976-01-01
Braverman's Condensed Cream of the Beatles Self (archive footage) 1974-10-03
Eat the Document Self 1972-11-30
Imagine Himself 1972-12-23
The One to One Concert as himself 1972-12-15
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto Self 1971-11-22
Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family Self 1971-04-11
Up Your Legs Forever 1971-08-12
Brasil em Cannes 1971-12-24
Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1970-05-13
Apotheosis 1970-12-31
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume One John 1969-01-02
Self-Portrait Himself 1969-09-10
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Two John 1969-01-02
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Three John 1969-01-02
The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent 1969-01-29
Diaries, Notes, and Sketches Self 1969-12-01
Bed Peace Himself 1969-03-24
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Himself 1969-11-21
Will the Real Mr. Sellers... Self 1969-12-18
Yellow Submarine John (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Film No. 5 Himself 1968-11-14
The Movie Orgy Self (archive footage) 1968-01-01
Two Virgins 1968-06-10
The Beatles: A Day In The Life John Lennon 1968-09-17
Magical Mystery Tour Self / Ticket Salesman / Magician with Coffee / Narrator 1967-12-25
The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever Self 1967-01-25
All You Need Is Love Self 1967-07-07
How I Won the War Gripweed 1967-10-18
Our World Self 1967-06-25
Monument Self (archive footage) 1967-04-17
Reflections on Love Self (archive footage) 1966-05-01
El Rey en Londres Self (archive footage) 1966-10-11
Die Beatles Self (as The Beatles) 1966-07-05
The Music of Lennon & McCartney Self (archive footage) 1965-12-16
Pop Gear Self 1965-05-19
The Beatles Unauthorized Self (archive footage) 1965-01-01
Help! John 1965-07-29
The Beatles at Shea Stadium Self 1965-08-15
The Beatles: Live in Paris Self 1965-10-31
The Beatles: Live in Washington DC Self 1964-02-11
The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
The Beatles in Australia Self 1964-06-01
What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA Self - The Beatles Member 1964-10-16
The Beatles: Live in The Netherlands Self 1964-07-17
A Hard Day's Night John 1964-07-07
Around the Beatles Self 1964-05-06
The Mersey Sound Self 1963-09-10
In Ten Pictures: John Lennon
Hanratty: The Whole Truth Self (archive footage)
Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 Self (archive footage)
Brian Epstein: Inside the Fifth Beatle Self (archive footage)
Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 1 Self (archive footage)
Paul McCartney: Wings of a Beatle Himself