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English rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Beatles (1962-70). His subsequent recordings, many in collaboration with his wife Yoko Ono, include “Instant Karma” (1970), Imagine (1971), and Double Fantasy (1980). He was assassinated by a demented fan.

Summary Article: Lennon, John (Winston) (9 Oct 1940 – 8 Dec 1980) from The Crystal Reference Encyclopedia
Pop star, composer, songwriter, and recording artist, born in Liverpool, Merseyside, NW England, UK. He was the Beatles rhythm guitarist, keyboard player, and vocalist, and a partner in the Lennon–McCartney song-writing team. He married Japanese artist Yoko Ono - his second marriage - in 1969. Together they invented a form of peace protest by staying in bed while being filmed and interviewed, and the single recorded under the name of The Plastic Ono Band, ‘Give Peace a Chance’ (1969), became the ‘national anthem’ for pacifists. He had five more chart singles between 1971–4, but only ‘Imagine’ (1971) had any immediate impact. On the birth of his son, Sean (1975–), he retired from music to become a house-husband. Five years later he recorded ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’, but he was shot and killed by a deranged fan just before its release. His death affected millions of people, record sales soared, and he continue...    Continue Reading
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