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JOHN LENNON

John Lennon was one of the best musicians in history. He was a singer, song writer, guitarist, record producer, author, actor, film maker, artist, political spokesman, and one of the greatestfigures in post war popular music. His intelligence in song writing all through his life changed so many peoples opinions and ideas. What ever he said was listened to. It seemed that he was in the newspaper every other day. His sayings were taken or bad like his statementabout "The Beatles being more popular than Jesus." He was preaching about love and peace when the world was at war. His criticism and ability to think made him one of the most inspiring people the world has ever seen. When his life was cut short by a crazed fan because of his fame, the world lost one of their true heroes and leaders. The world suffered a John Lennon was one of the best musicians in history. He was a singer, song writer, guitarist, record producer, author, actor, film maker, artist, political spokesman, and one of the greatestfigures in post war popular music. His intelligence in song writing all through his life changed so many peoples opinions and ideas. What ever he said was listened to. It seemed that he was in the newspaper every other day. His sayings were taken or bad like his statementabout "The Beatles being more popular than Jesus." He was preaching about love and peace when the world was at war. His criticism and ability to think made him one of the most inspiring people the world has ever seen. When his life was cut short by a crazed fan because of his fame, the world lost one of their true heroes and leaders. The world suffered a great loss when the man that was speaking about love and peace, which he believed in so much that he sent back his MBE back to Britain because of their involvement in war. He was a great loss to all.

Johns father fred was orphaned at age 5. Fred left the orphanage when he was 15 and within a week he married julia stanley in 1938. Julia’s family never liked fred and were shocked when they found they were married. John Winston Lennon was born October 9,1940 inside a materinty room at Oxford street Materinty Hospital during a German bomb raid at 6:30a.m. in Liverpool,England.His parents were Julia Stanley and Fred Lennon. Fred was a ship waiter who was away from home most of the time.Julia and Fred separated and Julia married anothr man that didn't want John. Julia gave her son to her sister and her husband Mimi and George. They lived at 251 Menlove Ave. in Woolton a Liverpool suburb. George ran a dairy in the suburb. When John was 5, Fred came back after leaving his sea post he wanted to take John on a trip and not bring him back. Julia found Fred and took John home with her. . John entered Dovedale Primary School in Liverpool in 1945. He showed a natural aptitude for drawing and word play. There he met his friends Ivan Vaughan and Pete Shotton. They were constantly getting into trouble. John was a boy, mothers didn't want there children to be around with. John grew very close to George. Then suddenly he died when John was 15. John was stunned by George's death but never really showed it. After George's death John's mother, Julia, became a big part in his life. John was fascinated by Julia. She was the complete opposite of Mimi. Mimi was a strict woman and John was well behaved in the house, but in school he was very bad. Julia who seemed to be spending more and more time with her son, let John do whatever he wanted to do. In 1952 John and Pete entered Quarry Bank High School. Ivan went to the institute in the city. John and Pete still kept getting in trouble and John moved down to the B stream at age 15. In 1956 Mimi bought John a guitar at Frank Atossy's music store. Mimi told John he would never make a living playing the guitar. John started a group called the Quarry men. They performed the first time in public in a street carnival on May 14 at Rosebery Street in Liverpool. The band had shifting members until 1957 when the second permanent member was in. His name was Paul Mccartney.When the skiffle boom spread throughout Britain, John was one of the many boys who decided to form a group of his own and in May 1955 he gathered his school friends into a band he called the Quarry Men. There were varios changes in personnel, but the most important event occurred at Woolton Parish Church Fete on July 1957 when he met schoolboy Paul McCartney who was soon to become a member of the group . John was drunk when they were introduced after one of the Quarry mans concert.Ivan Vaughn, a mutual friend of John and Paul McCartney, introduced the two at the Woolton Village Fete on July 6, 1957. In September 1957 John entered the Liverpool College of Art where he met Cynthia Powell. John married Cynthia on 23 August 1962 and she gave birth to thier son Julian on 8 April 1963.

On Feb 6, 1958, the Quarry men got their third permanent. His name George Harrison. John wrote his first song "Hello Litlle Girl." On July 15, 1958, John's mother, Julia, got hit by a car and killed out side of Mimi's house. John was devastated by the death of his mother. In July 1960 John left Liverpool College of Art. In 1962 John married Cynthia and had a son with her.John was in a group with six others called the Quarrymen. A few months after the group was formed, Paul joined the group, George joining later. In 1961 The Beatles debuted at the Cavern Club.

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