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John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) 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. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, 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". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered by Mark Chapman three weeks after its release. Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement. As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 27 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Oct 9, 1940 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Mersey Sound 1963-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie If These Walls Could Sing 2023-01-06
Known For
Movie If These Walls Could Sing Self (archive footage) 2023-01-06
Movie Mickey: The Story of a Mouse Self (archive footage) 2022-03-19
Movie Elvis Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-06-22
Movie Under the Volcano Self (archive footage) 2021-03-20
Movie Parkinson at 50 Self (archival footage) 2021-08-28
Movie Meeting the Beatles in India Self (archive footage) 2020-09-09
Movie Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' Self - Musician (archive footage) 2020-09-11
Movie Zappa Self (archive footage) 2020-11-27
Movie The King Himself (archive footage) 2018-06-22
Movie Arthur Janov's Primal Therapy 2018-04-30
Movie John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky Self (archive footage) 2018-11-24
Movie Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie Kyoko Himself (archive footage) 2017-03-11
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Self (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Movie My Generation Self (archive footage) 2017-10-08
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Self (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Self (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Self - Musician (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Self (archive footage) 2016-09-15
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) Self (archive footage) 2016-02-19
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Self (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Movie Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Self (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Movie The Beatles 1+ Self (archive footage) 2015-11-06
Movie The Beatles 1 Self (archive footage) 2015-11-06
Movie The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Self (archive footage) 2015-11-11
Movie Salinger Self - Musician (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Good Ol' Freda Self (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Population Boom Himself 2013-09-20
Movie Elvis Found Alive Self (archive footage) 2012-01-24
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Self (archive footage) 2011-02-09
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos Self (archive footage) 2011-01-01
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self (archive footage) 2011-10-05
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Self (archive footage) 2010-09-07
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Self (archive footage) 2010-09-01
Movie John Lennon: Love Is All You Need Self (archive footage) 2010-07-19
Movie LennoNYC Self (archive footage) 2010-09-25
Movie The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years Self (archive footage) 2010-01-01
Movie Discovering Lennon 2010-10-01
Movie The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 Self 2010-11-17
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour Self (archive footage) 2010-12-15
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-26
Movie The Beatles on Record Self 2009-09-06
Movie The Rise & Fall of WCW Himself (archive footage) 2009-12-17
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Self (archive footage) 2008-04-08
Movie Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1966-1970 Self (archive footage) 2008-02-12
Movie Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band Self 2008-04-29
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Self (archive footage) 2007-05-19
Movie The Beatles: Help! Self (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie The Beatles: Destination Hamburg Self (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie Doctor Who: Origins Self (archive footage) 2006-01-30
Movie The Beatles Love Self 2006-11-20
Movie The U.S. vs. John Lennon Self (archive footage) 2006-09-15
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary Self (archive footage) 2005-02-14
Movie Pink Floyd London '66-'67 Self (uncredited) 2005-09-13
Movie The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 Self - guitarra rítmica, vocalista 2005-02-22
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows Self (archive footage) 2004-07-01
Series 20th Century Greats Self (archive footage) 2004-11-27
Movie Beatles: The Journey Self (archive footage) 2003-06-17
Movie The Beatles: Around the World Self (archive footage) 2003-11-04
Movie Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Movie Peter Cook: At a Slight Angle to the Universe Self (archive footage) 2002-01-12
Movie Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Self (archive footage) 2002-11-26
Movie John & Yoko's Year of Peace himself 2000-01-01
Movie Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album Self 2000-04-11
Movie The Beatles: A Celebration Self (archive footage) 1999-01-01
Movie Happy Birthday to John Himself 1997-10-09
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Self (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Self - Lead Vocals 1996-10-12
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Self 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Self (archive footage) 1995-11-19
Movie The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Self (archive footage) 1994-06-23
Movie Forrest Gump Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1994-06-23
Movie Death Scenes 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-01-01
Movie Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships & Intersections Self (archive footage) 1990-06-01
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Self (archive footage) 1988-09-30
Movie Moonwalker Himself (archive footage) 1988-10-29
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Self (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Movie He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Self 1986-02-22
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Self (archive footage) 1986-01-01
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Self (archive footage) 1985-10-10
Movie When the Music's Over Self (archive footage) 1983-06-14
Movie The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Movie This Is Elvis Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1981-04-03
Movie The Killing of America Self (archive footage) 1981-09-05
Movie I Wanna Hold Your Hand Self (archive footage) 1978-04-01
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Self 1977-08-06
Movie Urgent ou à quoi bon exécuter des projets puisque le projet est en lui-même une jouissance suffisante Self 1977-08-01
Movie Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Self 1974-04-09
Movie Eat the Document Self 1972-11-30
Movie The One to One Concert as himself 1972-12-15
Movie Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family Self 1971-04-11
Movie Up Your Legs Forever 1971-08-12
Movie Brazil in Cannes 1971-12-24
Movie Sweet Toronto Self 1971-11-22
Movie Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1970-05-13
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent Self (archive footage) 1969-01-29
Movie Diaries, Notes, and Sketches Self 1968-03-01
Movie The Movie Orgy Self (archive footage) 1968-01-01
Movie The Beatles: REVOLUTION Self 1968-09-19
Movie Yellow Submarine John (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Movie How I Won the War Gripweed 1967-10-18
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Self / Ticket Salesman / Magician with Coffee / Narrator 1967-12-25
Movie Reflections on Love Self (archive footage) 1966-05-01
Movie New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert 1965-04-11
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Self (archive footage) 1965-01-01
Movie Pop Gear Self 1965-05-19
Movie Doctor Who: The Chase Self (archive footage) 1965-06-26
Movie Help! John 1965-07-29
Series The Beatles 1965-09-25
Movie The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
Movie The Beatles in Australia Self 1964-06-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night John 1964-07-07
Series Not Only... But Also 1964-11-29
Movie The Mersey Sound Self 1963-09-10