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Was the oldest member of the Beatles

He had more then one women in his life, when he both was, and wasn`t married

He went to jail several times for breaking the law, when he was alive

He both lived with his mothers siter, and was rasied by her.

Hois parents devoriced when he was 4 years old.

He lived in PennyLane England when he was 1 day - 4 years old

He was both hip, and different when he was in kindergarden.

He had step sister when he was alive.

He stoel money from his aunt mimi, whe he was a little kid.

He was in a gang before his adluthood.

He satred to have the dream of being both rich, and famous, when he was fifteen.

He was a rebel when he was alive.

His mother visted him at his aunt Mimi`s house.

When he was tweenty he lsot his chance to date a female in thier 20`s that he liked enough to be his grilfriend, her name was Juliette Greco.

The Beatles became his new gang after he became famous.

In 1989, the Republic of Abkhazia (in the former Soviet Georgia) proclaimed independence. To show the world they were rejecting their Communist past, they issued two postage stamps of Groucho Marx and Lennon (as opposed to Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin). (

Father, with Cynthia Lennon, of Julian Lennon. (

Was photographed for the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine by Annie Leibovitz on the day he was murdered. Had also just recorded an extensive interview for RKO Radio, and for the BBC the week before. (

Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a solo artist) in 1994. (

Is portrayed by Mark Lindsay Chapman in Chapter 27 (2007). (

He used a number of pseudonyms in his musical work. These include Dr. Winston O'Boogie, Booker Table, Dwarf McDougal, Rev. Fred Ghurkin, Mel Torment, Dr. Dream, The Honorable John St. John Johnson, John O'Cean, Joel Nohnn, Kaptain Kundalini, Dad and Winston Leg-Thigh. (

Was the first Beatle ever to perform solo, appearing in The Rolling Stones's The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996) (filmed in December 1968), and also at a concert in Toronto the next year. Was also the only Beatle never to do a solo tour, with Ringo doing his annual All-Starr Band festivals, George going around the US in 1974 and Japan in 1992, and Paul touring England from 1971-1975, the US in 1976, a small world tour in 1980, and full world tours in 1989, 1993, 2001 and 2005. Tours were planned for 1972 (cancelled because of his immigration problems) and 1981 (cancelled after his death). (

Yoko Ono signed over the royalties of his song "Imagine", in perpetuity, to Amnesty International, a world-wide organization devoted to political prisoners. (

His voice was sampled for the Marillion song "Gazpacho" (from their 1995 album "Afraid of Sunlight"). (

The first instrument he learned to play was the harmonica. (

His first girlfriend (at age fifteen) was named Barbara Baker; his girlfriend at Art school (before dating Cynthia Powell, later Cynthia Lennon) was named Thelma Pickles. (

Posthumous winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1982. (

His death is referred to in the lyrics of the Badly Drawn Boy song "You Were Right". (

Is portrayed by Tim Piper in The Linda McCartney Story (2000) (TV). (

He was preoccupied with the number nine: An avant-garde composition on the Beatles' "White Album" was "Revolution 9", while a solo recording of his was "#9 Dream", a term he gave to a state of enlightenment. He died at 11 p.m. on December 8, 1980 in New York, but in his native England (five hours ahead), it was already December 9. (

When "Rolling Stone" magazine was launched in November 1967, Lennon made the first cover, in a photo from How I Won the War (1967). (

His mother Julia was killed by a drunk driver when John was seventeen; his stepfather broke down at the news, and John had to go with the police to identify her body. (He later named his first son Julian for her, and remembered his mother in the song "Julia", ten years after her death.) His best friend and former band mate Stuart Sutcliffe died from a brain hemorrhage in 1962, when they were both 21; John asked Stuart's mother for the old scarf he'd worn to Art school, and kept it as a memento. (

The Cranberries' song "I Just Shot John Lennon" explored the day of his murder at the hands of Mark Chapman. (

Although his music with and after the Beatles usually featured the latest technical and sound innovations, he was all-thumbs when it came to most audio/visual equipment, and usually depended on a knowing technician or assistant to give him the sound or look he wanted. He also spent little time on remixing with his solo records; latter-day remasters of his solo albums have been carefully remixed, bringing out many subtleties in the music buried or lost in the original mixes. (

Inducted with Paul McCartney into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987. (

The Beatles experimented with names throughout 1959. At one point they were called "Johnny and the Moondogs." Another time they turned up to a show in different coloured shirts, and called themselves "The Rainbows". (

He was given his U.S. Resident Alien registration (his "green card") on the bicentennial of the American revolution: July 4, 1976. He was also informed that he would be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship in 1981. (

Amateur photographer Paul Goresh was the last person to photograph Lennon alive, autographing his "Double Fantasy" album for Mark David Chapman, just hours before Chapman fatally shot Lennon. A press photographer sneaked into the morgue, photographing Lennon's body in state before it was taken to be cremated. (

Is portrayed by Ian Hart in Backbeat (1994). (

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries in 2006, the Beatles are the biggest popular music act of all time, with 400 million albums sold (50 million more albums than their runner-up, Michael Jackson). (

Father, with Yoko Ono, of Sean Lennon. (

In 2002 Paul McCartney changed the credits to many of the songs he wrote with Lennon to "McCartney & Lennon" (from "Lennon & McCartney") to a large public uproar. However, this was not the first time McCartney's name appeared first; many of their early songs were so credited, and the same had been done with songs on the 1976 live album "Wings Over America". In the credits to Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984), McCartney's name appeared prominently - and alone - as composer of the songs performed, which included Beatles tunes "Yesterday" and "Here, There and Everywhere". (

Danish rock band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy is not only named after a famous Beatles song (written by Larry Williams), but included on their second album "Rotator" was the song "11.07pm" honoring the memory of lead singer Tim Christensen's greatest songwriting inspiration. (

Was a bright child, but not much of a student from secondary school (akin to middle and high school) on; he found little to engage him, and failed his last round of final exams by just a few points. Was able to enter Art school on a headmaster's recommendation, but found it no more engaging, and slacked off, giving most of his energies to the Beatles, friends and girlfriends. (

Was the only Beatle to eat meat regularly. Starr was a vegetarian for life, due to health problems. Harrison converted in 1968, and McCartney became one in 1975. Lennon mostly followed a macrobiotic diet (with brown rice as a staple), but not strictly. (

Cremated privately the day after his death. Yoko Ono has never revealed the whereabouts of the ashes, or what happened to them. In lieu of a funeral for John, Yoko asked the public for ten minutes of silence and prayer at 2pm ET on the following Sunday, December 14th, and to contribute to charities in his memory. (

Was best man at Peter Boyle's wedding to Loraine Alterman Boyle (

He was a huge fan of Bing Crosby late in his life, reintroduced to Crosby's music by a restauranteur friend. (

Shortly before his death, he declared The B-52's self-titled debut album to be his favourite album of all-time. (

Widow Yoko Ono's photograph of John's spectacles, bloodstained from day he was fatally shot outside their apartment building in December 1980, sold at auction in London, April 2002 for about $13,000. At second Christie's auction later in April, 2 tape recordings of Lennon improvising songs and telling stories to his stepdaughter sold for $195,000. One tape, from summer of 1969, records Lennon making up tunes and telling 6-year-old Kyoko about a dwarf who lived in their garden. It sold for $110,000. Other tape, a 25-minute recording of Lennon working on melody and lyrics for "She Said She Said", contains lyrics never heard in the song's final "Revolver" version. It sold for $85,200. (

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