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John Lennon Biography

John Winston Lennon was born October 9th, 1940 in Liverpool, England to Fred and Julia Lennon.When he was young, his parents separated and he went to live with his Aunt Mimi. John's mother Julia was struck car resulting in her death. John was devastated. He became a hand-ful in school. John's school master thought, since he didn't pay much attention in school, except for drawing doodles, that John could go to an art school. He made it to art school.During this time, he met a woman by the name of Cynthia Powell, who later became his first wife. At sixteen, John created the group called the "Quarry Men". At this point, Paul joined the group, then came George. And so the story goes, that the Quarry Men evolved into the Beatles. Stu Sutcliffe, a life-long friend of John's and an original member of the Beatles, died suddenly of a brain aneurism in Hamburg. As the group evolved Pete Best left the group and Ringo Starr joined. John married Cynthia Powell in August 1962 and they had a son together who they called Julian. The marriage didn't last long and John and Cynthia divorced a couple years later. John met Yoko Ono soon after and they were married. In 1970, the Beatles broke up, after Paul McCartney has announced that he is sueing the group to get out of the contract agreements. After the groupís breakup, he and his second wife, Yoko Ono, carried on intertwined solo careers. John Lennon and Yoko Ono promoted peace by staging "Bed-ins" and their peace campaign with speeches to the press; "War Is Over! If You Want It" with massive billboards in 12 cities all over the world. John disappeared from the public eye in 1975. For the next five years, be lived at home in nearly total seclusion, taking care of his new son, Sean, while Ono ran the coupleís financial affairs. In 1980, John and Yoko started work on the album "Double Fantasy" but John's return was short-lived. On December 8th 1980, John was shot by a "lunatic" by whom's name I will not give. (People like that don't deserve fame.) John's memory will live forever in the hearts of his fans.