John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. He grew up in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton, with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George Smith. His early interests were drawing and writing. John attended Liverpool Art College, and it was here that his interest in music began. He started his own band, The Quarrymen, with school friends and later, in 1957, he was joined by Paul McCartney. The rest, as they say, is history. John, Paul, and George Harrison formed The Beatles and rose to super stardom in the early 1960s. Their group was completed with the addition of Ringo Starr. He continued his career after The Beatles breakup in 1970 as a solo artist. John's music and lyrics influenced the world. His interest in writing and the arts also continued and he was successful as an author and artist. He championed the peace movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s and fought a long deportation battle to remain in the USA. For most of the mid to late 1970s John explored the normalcy of family life. He restarted his music career, and was on the verge of continued success, but sadly John Lennon was murdered at the age of 40 outside his home in New York City by a deranged fan on December 8, 1980. John was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and later in 1994 as a solo artist.

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Document about one minor planet, which has been named in memory of the English composer and musician John Lennon.
Absolute Elsewhere: The Spirit of John Lennon
Original articles, interviews, archives, photograph albums, special features, current news, a discussion group, and other related resources.
The Art Work of John Lennon
Yoko Ono and Legacy Productions present an exhibit of the artwork of former Beatle.
Astrocartography: John Lennon
Essay on how the planetary metaphors of Sun, Venus and Uranus were reflected in John's life and work.
Interactive site for John Lennon fans to come together and learn, educate, and have fun. Chat, boards, library, discography, art, poetry, quiz, and a store.
John Lennon
An official website that features news, biography, videos, historical timeline, downloads, and drawings.
John Lennon Artificial Intelligence Project
Chat with cyber-Beatle John Lennon.
John Lennon Dreamsite
Photographs, lyrics, discography, forum, quotes, and related information. Run by the photo-journalist Fiorella Dorotea Gentile. Italian and English.
The John Lennon FBI Files
Information about John, his FBI files, and the book "Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files" by Jon Wiener.
John Lennon Portfolio
Small biography, quotes, and two audio clips (Real Audio Player required).
John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Information on entry and requirements of this annual contest.
News, tributes, stories and related Beatles' links. Site is part of the Love Earth network.
MTV: John Lennon
Features album reviews, music news, audio downloads, biography, discography, links, and bulletin boards.
Pacific Edge Galleries
Working directly with the John Lennon Estate since 1988 to present exhibitions of his art work throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Lennon's inductee biography.
The Smoking Gun: John Lennon
Collection of FBI documents dating back to 1971.
Working Class Hero
A tribute to John Lennon. Contains biography, photo album, music news, audio downloads, discography, and several links.

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