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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 series The Morecambe & Wise Show 1961-10-12
Latest Project:
Movie Rolling Stone 25: The MTV Special 2022
Known For
Poster of The Beatles: Get Back
Poster of Naqoyqatsi
Poster of Yellow Submarine
Poster of A Hard Day's Night
Movie Rolling Stone 25: The MTV Special Himself 2022
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side One Unknown 2022
Movie Hanratty: The Whole Truth Self (archive footage) 2022
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 Himself (Archival footage) 2022
Movie The Beatles: Get Back Self (archive footage) 2021-08-26
Movie Meeting the Beatles in India Unknown 2020-09-09
Movie Lennon's Last Weekend Unknown 2020-12-10
Movie Glass Onion Himself 2019-09-27
Movie The Beatles - Abbey Road (50th Anniversary) Self 2019-09-27
Movie George Harrison: All Things Pass Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-20
Movie Looking For Lennon Self 2018-01-01
Movie Arthur Janov's Primal Therapy Unknown 2018-04-30
Movie John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky Self (archive footage) 2018-11-24
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Movie Kyoko Himself (archive footage) 2017-03-11
Series The Defiant Ones Self (archive footage) 2017-07-09
Movie Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie John Lennon: Hard to Imagine Unknown 2017-11-28
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie My Generation Himself (voice) (archive footage) 2017-10-08
Movie I Don't Know Which Tree It Comes From that Fragrance Self 2017-09-01
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) voce, chitarra ritmica 2016-02-19
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Himself (archive footage) 2016-09-15
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Movie The Beatles 1+ Unknown 2015-11-06
Movie Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Himself (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Movie The Beatles-Strawberry Fields Forever John Lennon 2015-09-15
Movie The Beatles 1 Himself 2015-11-06
Movie The Last Lennon Interview Himself (archive footage) 2015-12-08
Movie The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Unknown 2015-11-11
Movie Imagine Unknown 2014-01-01
Movie Good Ol' Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Salinger Self - Musician (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' Self - Musician (archive footage) 2013-11-05
Movie Population Boom Himself 2013-09-20
Movie The Winged Beetle Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Revisited Unknown 2012-10-06
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 2 John 2011-05-02
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself (archive footage) 2011-02-09
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 3 John 2011-05-02
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos Unknown 2011-01-01
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self (archive footage) 2011-10-05
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 4 John 2011-05-02
Series Mentiras verdaderas Self (archive footage) 2011-10-11
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 1 John Lennon 2011-05-02
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Unknown 2010-09-07
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Movie Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years Unknown 2010-01-01
Movie John Lennon: Love is All You Need himself 2010-01-01
Movie Imagine Lennon archives footages 2010-07-01
Movie LennoNYC Himself 2010-09-25
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as himself 2010-12-15
Movie Discovering Lennon Unknown 2010-10-01
Movie The Day John Lennon Died Himself (archive footage) 2010-12-06
Movie The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 Unknown 2010-11-17
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-26
Movie The Beatles on Record Himself 2009-09-06
Movie The Beatles: Here There and Everywhere Unknown 2009-09-25
Movie Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Beatles, The Journey Guitar Vocal 2008-03-18
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band Unknown 2008-04-29
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Himself - Musician (archive footage) 2007-05-19
Movie I Met the Walrus Himself 2007-06-13
Movie The Beatles: Help! Self (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie The Beatles: Destination Hamburg Unknown 2007-11-12
Series Classic Albums Unknown 2006-01-27
Movie The U.S. vs. John Lennon Himself (archive footage) 2006-09-15
Movie Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
Movie John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Give Peace A Song as Himself 2006-10-03
Movie The Beatles Love Himself 2006-11-20
Movie The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 guitarra rítmica, vocalista 2005-02-22
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary Unknown 2005-02-14
Movie The World's Greatest Gigs Himself (archive footage) 2005-11-09
Movie I Killed John Lennon Self (archive footage) 2005-12-08
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
Movie Twenty to Life: The Life & Times of John Sinclair Himself (archive footage) 2004-06-19
Series 20th Century Greats Himself (archive footage) 2004-11-27
Movie Beatles Biggest Secrets Unknown 2004-12-02
Movie Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon Unknown 2003-08-07
Movie Imagine Imagine Self 2003-09-20
Movie The Beatles: Around the World Unknown 2003-11-04
Movie Inside John Lennon - Unauthorized Unknown 2003-11-25
Movie Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Himself (archive footage) 2002-04-01
Movie Naqoyqatsi Himself (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Movie Beatles, Big Beat Box Unknown 2001-01-01
Series Timewatch Himself (archive footage) 2001-01-12
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 Real John Lennon Himself (archive footage) 2000-09-30
Movie The Beatles: A Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Happy Birthday to John Himself 1997-10-09
Series Behind the Music Himself (archive footage) 1997-08-17
Movie The Beatles Story Unknown 1996-07-01
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Himself - The Dirty Mac 1996-10-12
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Self 1995-11-19
Movie The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Unknown 1994-06-23
Movie Death Scenes 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-01-01
Movie The John Lennon Video Collections - 1992 Unknown 1992-10-05
Movie The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Himself 1991-11-13
Movie Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections Self (archive footage) 1990-06-01
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Self (archive footage) 1988-10-07
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Vain Glory John Lennon 1986-01-25
Movie He Stands in a Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life Self 1986-02-22
Movie The John Lennon Sketchbook himself 1986-04-10
Movie John Lennon: Live In New York City Himself 1986-09-20
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Movie Yoko Ono: Then and Now Self 1984-10-09
Movie The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Movie When the Music's Over Unknown 1982-11-01
Movie Urgent ou à quoi bon exécuter des projets puisque le projet est en lui-même une jouissance suffisante himself 1977-08-01
Movie Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie Braverman's Condensed Cream of the Beatles Self (archive footage) 1974-10-03
Movie Eat the Document Self 1972-11-30
Movie The One to One Concert as himself 1972-12-15
Movie Imagine Himself 1972-12-23
Movie Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family Self 1971-04-11
Movie Up Your Legs Forever Unknown 1971-08-12
Movie Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1970-05-13
Movie Apotheosis Unknown 1970-12-31
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent Unknown 1969-01-29
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume One John 1969-01-02
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Three John 1969-01-02
Movie Will the Real Mr. Sellers... Self 1969-12-18
Movie The Beatles on the Rooftop Self 1969-01-30
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Two John 1969-01-02
Movie Bed Peace Himself 1969-03-24
Movie Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Himself 1969-11-21
Movie Diaries, Notes, and Sketches Self 1969-12-01
Movie Self-Portrait Himself 1969-09-10
Movie John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto Himself 1969-09-13
Movie Two Virgins Unknown 1968-06-10
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Yellow Submarine John (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The Beatles-A Day In The Life John Lennon 1968-09-17
Movie Film No. 5 Himself 1968-11-14
Movie All You Need Is Love Unknown 1967-07-07
Movie Pink Floyd London '66-'67 Unknown 1967-01-01
Movie Monument Self (Archive) 1967-04-17
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Ticket Salesman / Magician with Coffee / Narrator 1967-12-25
Movie How I Won the War Gripweed 1967-10-18
Movie Reflections on Love Himself 1966-05-01
Movie Die Beatles Himself (as The Beatles) 1966-07-05
Movie Pop Gear Self (archive footage) 1965-05-19
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Movie Help! John 1965-07-29
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Himself 1965-08-15
Series The Beatles Unknown 1965-09-25
Movie The Beatles: Live in Paris Rhythm Guitar & Mouth Organ 1965-10-31
Movie The Beatles in Australia Himself 1964-06-01
Movie Around the Beatles Himself 1964-05-06
Movie The Beatles - Live In Washington DC Himself 1964-02-11
Movie The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
Movie What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. Himself 1964-12-03
Movie A Hard Day's Night Himself 1964-07-07
Series Not Only... But Also Himself 1964-11-29
Movie The Beatles: Live in The Netherlands Unknown 1964-07-17
Movie The Mersey Sound Himself 1963-09-10
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series The Morecambe & Wise Show Unknown 1961-10-12