The first instrument John learned to play was the harmonica.
In 1998, archived footage of John was used in a television commercial for One2One cell phones. In 1998, John's likeness appeared in print advertisement for Apple computers.
In 1965, John was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award (along with fellow Beatle members) in the category of Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
for his role in the 1964 film A Hard Day's Night.
John stood at 5'11" or 1.80 m.
John is of Caucasian descent.
On August 22, 1968 Cynthia filed for divorce from John. Paul soon wrote 'Hey Jude' to comfort Julian.
Working Class Hero--The Definitive Lennon was released on October 9th, 2006, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of John's birth by Capitol Records.
John had a strong affection for cats, actually having owned as many as six at a time.
John decided that he wanted to be a 'rocker,' after hearing Elvis Presley sing "HeartBreak Hotel."
John discovered that he had dyslexia in his later years.
John was raised by his Aunt Mimi Smith, his mother's sister.
John was expelled from grade school at age five, for disruptive behavior.
John Lennon was born to Julia Lennon after 30 hours of labor on October 9, 1940.
When Elvis and John met in 1965, Elvis was unsure of John's name, so he addressed him as "Beatle."
John met Yoko for the first time in October 1966, while previewing her art show.
John's first episode with LSD was an accident, a result of George's dentist-friend's spiking his coffee.
John confesses that the lyrics for "Help" was a real cry for help from confusion.
John played with the Beatles at The Cavern Club from January 1961 through August 1963.
John's son Julian's full name is John Charles Julian Lennon, now singer-song writer, Julian Lennon.
The first song John wrote was titled "Hello Little Girl."
John and Paul McCartney first met on July 6, 1957, at the Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool.
John's first group, the Quarrymen, consisted of John Lennon, Pete Shotton, Nigel Whalley, and Ivan Vaughan.
The band O.A.R. had the song "Dakota" on their album in memory of John.
John supposedly had ADHD.
In 1974, John and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson were ejected from the Troubadour Club in Hollywood by the bouncers, after they both heckled 'The Smothers Brothers' onstage.
John held the now infamous "Bed-In" for a peace event with wife Yoko Ono in both Amsterdam and Toronto; thus creating his anti-war anthem, Give Peace a Chance.
John married his second wife Yoko Ono (Sean's mother) on the Rock of Gibraltar March 20, 1969.
John married first wife Cynthia (Julian's mother) at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool August 23, 1962.
John's neighbours at the Dakota included singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, and actors Peter Boyle, Gloria Swanson, and Lauren Bacall.
John's voice was sampled for the Marillion song "Gazpacho" (from their 1995 album Afraid of Sunlight).
The Liverpool Airport was renamed the John Lennon Airport after him in 2001.
John wrote the song "Beautiful Boy" for his youngest son Sean, who was born on his 35th birthday.
John added "Ono" to his name in honour of wife Yoko; he wanted to drop his middle name Winston, but couldn't under British law.
John was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles on January 20, 1988.
The first instrument John ever learned to play as a child was the harmonica. He got his first guitar from his Aunt Mimi at age 16.
John was featured on the cover of the premiere edition of Rolling Stone magazine. It was a photo of him from the film How I Won the War (1967).
John shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Entwistle of the Who and singer-songwriter Jackson Browne.
John was cremated at a private ceremony the day after his death. The whereabouts of his ashes have never been revealed.
John was given his U.S. Resident Alien registration (his "green card") on the bicentennial of the American Revolution: Sunday, July 4, 1976.
John was pre-occupied with the symbolism of the number nine.
John Lennon: Time enjoyed wasting was not wasted.
(at the Royal Variety Performance, 4th November 1963)
John Lennon: Will all the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
John Lennon: God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
John Lennon: My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
John Lennon: Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon: We're all Christ and we're all Hitler. We are trying to make Christ's message contemporary. We want Christ to win. What would he have done if he had advertisements, TV, records, films and newspapers? The miracle today is communication, so let's use it.
John Lennon: Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes.
John Lennon: My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.
John Lennon: (John's famous comment made to Playboy magazine in 1965) Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that, I'm right and will be proved right. We're (the Beatles) more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first, rock 'n roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
John Lennon: (from the late 1960s) My name's not John Beatle, it's John Lennon.
John Lennon: Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.
John Lennon: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon: I don't believe in Beatles; I just believe in me.
John Lennon: If everybody wished for peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.
John Lennon: Elvis really died the day he joined the army. That's when they killed him, and the rest was a living death.
John Lennon: (on Yoko) I'd never met a woman I considered as intelligent as me.
John Lennon: The more I see, the less I know for sure.
John Lennon: I've made two 'discoveries' in my life: Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono. I think that's a pretty damned good choice.
John Lennon: If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.
John Lennon: If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
John Lennon: If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
John Lennon: I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
John Lennon: Everything is clearer when you're in love.
John Lennon: As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
John Lennon: And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight.
John Lennon: All we are saying is give peace a chance.
John: Part of me suspects that I am a loser, and the other part thinks I am God Almighty.
John: All art is pain expressing itself.
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