Lennon

1 April 1961, The Beatles began a three-month residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, playing 92 straight nights. The group played for seven hours a night on weekdays and eight hours at weekends with a fifteen-minute break every hour. It was during this visit that Astrid Kirchherr cut Stuart Sutcliffe’s hair into the style […]

4 March 1966, John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. His opinions drew no controversy when published in the UK, but when republished in the US a few months later, angry reactions flared up in Christian communities. Extensive protests broke out with some […]

19 Feb 1964, A British company shipped ½ ton of Beatle wigs to the US. An American reporter later asked John Lennon, “How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?” John replied “They’re not imitating us because we don’t wear Beatle wigs.” https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/the-beatles-100-facts/ Facts on John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and […]

20 Dec 1980, Twelve days after John Lennon was shot dead in New York City, ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’, which was taken from his Double Fantasy album gave the former Beatle his first ever UK solo No.1 single. https://youtu.be/pZCxyOcvp5A (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER. (Ultimate Mix, 2020) – John Lennon (official music video HD) Read the […]

8 Dec 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 apartmentsSee More since mid-morning and had asked for an autograph earlier in the day. Lennon was pronounced dead […]

16 Nov 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 wouldSee More have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the […]

26 Oct 1965, Queen Elizabeth II invested The Beatles with their MBE’s at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm theirSee More nerves. Many former recipients gave their MBE’s back in protest, to which John Lennon responded “Lots of people […]

On what would’ve been Lennon’s 80th birthday today, see how many you can score in our very hard John Lennon quiz: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/john-lennon-quiz/ John Lennon Quiz | This Day In Music How well do you know John Lennon? Our tough (but fun) quiz will test you out, can you get them all! Read the full article […]

13 Sept 1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono flew to Canada to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the […]

New book out next month: John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life. Available for pre order from https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/…/john-lennon-1980-the-las…/ The book traces the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle’s remarkable comeback after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon’s final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his […]


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