John Lennon

October 2010




John Winston Ono Lennon was born in Liverpool, England, on October 9th 1940. He was a musician, composer, writer and peace activist. John Lennon gained notoriety as founder of the Beatles, formed in 1960. By 1969, Lennon announced to his bandmates he was leaving the Beatles. In the same year, he married Yoko Ono, and together they used the repercussion of their marriage to promote peace.

During the 70´s, John and Yoko were involved in several political events to promote peace, women’s and worker’s rights, and also demand the end of the Vietnam War. One of his most famous songs is ´Imagine´, which describes some of John’s dreams about world peace.