The Life and Death of John Lennon

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  • Topic: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney
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Fame, fascination, love, laughter, money, music, glitz and glamour are just some of the things John Lennon experienced in his lifetime. Seeing life in the middle class and life as an A-list star, World War II and Vietnam made Lennon be loved by many. The general public felt that they could relate to him and everything he stood for. The Beatles got him into the public eye but he made himself who he was, an infamous role model for many to come.

John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 to mother, Julia and father, Alfred. They lived in a quiet part of Liverpool, England, not exactly the best place to be situated in the forties. He was born during a German Luftwaffe attack at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool. His mother always supported him in his music; in fact she is the one who bought him his first guitar. Little did she know, he would change the music world and the real world forever.

John got his first guitar in 1956 at the age of sixteen. He loved it so much that he decided to form a band. The bands name was the Quarrymen, and had four members, John and his pals Pete Shotton, Nigel Whalley, and Ivan Vaughan. The group was a self proclaimed skiffle group and is considered to be the prelude to the Beatles even to this day. The main reason for this is because John Lennon met Paul McCartney after a performance with the Quarrymen at a church in Liverpool. It was fate.

By the summer of 1958 the band consisted of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Hanton and Lowe. The group had changed all its members except for Lennon but still kept the original name. The band slowly fell apart and all the members lost touch, except for John and Paul. They continued writing songs together and eventually formed the Beatles together, along with George Harrison, another former member of the Quarrymen.

To fully understand the impact of the assassination of this legend you need to know some about what his life entailed. You need to know about the fame...
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