John Lennon

March 12, 2008 at 3:11 pm (Uncategorized)

For my JT210 class, we were required to write an obituary of someone famous, which led to some research about John Lennon. I found out a lot of interesting things I didn’t know before, and I thought I’d share them.

  • Elvis was the most musically influential artist in Lennon’s life, but after he (Elvis) joined the army, Lennon believed he wasn’t ever the same.
  • Lennon’s parents were divorced early in his childhood, and his mom was killed in a car accident when he was 18.
  • Lennon was married and became a father when he was 22. At this time, Beatlemania was just beginning to take off, so his wife Cynthia and son Julian were kept secret to make Lennon more appealing to teenage girls.
  • Lennon was more than just a singer, guitarist and songwriter. He also published a bestselling book, In His Own Write, starred in multiple films, and was an exhibiting visual artist.
  • Lennon and his second wife, Yoko Ono, celebrated their wedding by having a “bed-in” in Amsterdam to protest the war and promote peace.
  • Lennon and Ono were allowed visas into the U.S. to partake in “primal scream” therapy
  • Lennon and Ono had a son, Sean Ono Lennon.
  • John Lennon was shot and killed by a deranged fan outside of his apartment building in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980. He was 40 years old.
  • Ono revealed a memorial tower on what would have been Lennon’s 67th birthday. A beam of light radiates from a well with the message “Imagine Peace” in 24 languages.

What a talented and interesting man!

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3 Comments

  1. eminco said,

    Do you believe that Yoko ruined the Beatles?

  2. ryan hill said,

    I didn’t know any of this stuff about john lennon, except when he was killed, and i find it very interesting. I was especially suprised that he had a kid when he was my age and kept it a secret.

  3. eminco said,

    P.S. I went camping at RedFeather… I think in a couple weeks I am going somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Roosevelt… WITH a tent 🙂

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