John Lennon is a name known around the world. He was the singer, song writer and rhythm guitarist in what many people consider to be the world’s greatest band, The Beatles. He was killed at the age of 40 in December of 1980 by a deranged fan. However, his short life of forty years left a legacy that inspired millions of people around the world. Lennon was so much more than just a musician; he was also an artist, activist, and author. His intelligence, outspoken personality and undeniable creativity make him a person of admiration in my eyes.
As a young boy, John knew that he was different than most. He grew up in with a solemn and unusual childhood. His father left him at a young age and his mother, Julia was struck and killed by an off-duty police driver who was driving drunk, which left him to be in the care of his Aunt Mimi. Lennon was not a fan of school. He had a brilliant mind but was against the conformity of school and listening to teachers. By the stories Lennon has told it is obvious his mind worked in a different way than most, and at some points his genius went over the heads of some, including his teachers. He once said that his mother told him happiness was the key to life, he went on to say, “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." As we now know, John Lennon grew up to a revolutionary musician, one whose lyrics were not repetitive or about material things. Lennon did not just write music for the money. He wrote music to send messages of peace and to remind everyone that “all you need is love”. Just from listening to his songs, reading his books or watching him on film interviews it is undeniable that Lennon possesses a charming wit and rebellious nature like no other.
John Lennon was known to be the “outspoken Beatle”. He never failed to express exactly what...