Lennon

8th December 1980, John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been waiting for Lennon outside the Dakota apartments since mid-morning and had asked for an autograph earlier in the day. Lennon was pronounced dead from […]

16th November 1974, John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal […]

John Lennon began recording what would become his final album “Double Fantasy” in New York City at the Hit Factory on Aug. 4, 1980. The album was produced by John, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas (who did the real production work). This is one of those times we’d love to have a ‘way back’ machine […]

14th July 1958, The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips. The band recorded ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘In Spite Of Danger’ in one […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono made a guest appearance on ABC-TV’s Dick Cavett Show on May 11, 1972. During the show, John casually told Cavett that he believed that the FBI was wiretapping his phone in order to gather evidence for his deportment. At the time, many people thought Lennon was just making it up. […]

24th April 1976, Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/behind-the-albums/john-lennon-imagine/ John Lennon: Imagine – Behind The Albums | uDiscover Music Imagine is John Lennon’s 2nd solo album release, in the autumn of 1971, full of brilliant songs with great hooks, but with John’s acerbic wit ever-present. Read it here

8th April 1967, John Lennon took his Rolls Royce to coachbuilders J.P. Fallon Ltd in Surrey to enquire if they could paint his car in psychedelic colours. This was based on an idea by Marijke Koger (“The Fool” who was a member of Dutch team of gypsy artists). J.P. Fallon commissioned Steve Weaver’s pattern of […]

John Lennon’s little boy John Charles Julian Lennon is celebrating his 55th birthday today. Of course you know him better as Julian Lennon. He is the child of John and his first wife, Cynthia. The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. Julian was named after his paternal grandmother, Julia Lennon. He was the direct […]

20th March 1969, John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international “Bed-In” for peace. They planned another “Bed-in” in the United States, but were denied entry. The couple then went to Montreal, and during a “Bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel recorded ‘Give Peace a Chance’. […]


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