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With a one-in-a-million career, John Lennon is not just a renowned musician but a music legend. His stunning career with The Beatles gained him fame and fortune in both sides of the Atlantic.

Of all the Beatles members, John Lennon had the most interesting, and unfortunately frustrating, solo career after their break up. With an inimitable capacity for inspiring, yet honest and melodic song writing, he enjoyed the bed of roses of fame exploring all its most dangerous extremes. That intense personality made of him a fascinating character that was involved in a wide range of activities from revolutionary politics to the television talk-show circuit during the early 70s.

After releasing a pair of acclaimed albums, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) and Imagine (1971), Lennon immerse himself into a famous "lost weekend" where his musical output was decidedly uneven and his public behaviour was often awkward. Halfway through the decade, he sobered up and retired from performing to become a house-husband and father.

In 1980, John Lennon launched a comeback album with his wife Yoko Ono, releasing the duet Double Fantasy. Once again for his unfortunate last day's fate, while his career was on an upswing, John Lennon was tragically assassinated just out of his New York flat in December of 1980.

Leaving an enormous legacy behind -not only as a musician, but as a writer, actor and activist, John Lennon is in Eurochannel to inspire your minds with his political views through his biggest singles. A unique opportunity to understand the mind and destiny of one of the greatest figures in music history.

Biography:

John Winston Lennon, (born on 9 October 1940) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Alongside his fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. As The Beatles disintegrated by the end of the 60s, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his infant son Sean, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy, just to be tragically murdered on the 8th of December 1980, three weeks after its release.

Trivia:

• It is said that the first instrument John learned to play was the harmonica.
• When Elvis Presley and John Lennon met in 1965, Elvis was unsure of John's name, so he addressed him as "Beatle."
• John was cremated at a private ceremony the day after his death. The whereabouts of his ashes have never been revealed.

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