John Lennon (The Beatles)- A Short Biography

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John Winston Lennon was an English singer, musician and songwriter. He was the founder & guitarist of the rock band "The Beatles."

DOB & Age

John Lennon, born on October 9, 1940. He was 40 years old at the time of his death.


John Lennon's father was Alfred Lennon and his mother was Julia Stanley.

Height & Weight

Lennon was 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall and weighed around 139 lbs (63 kg).


In 1957, Lennon enrolled in Liverpool College of Art but he dropped out after one year to pursue a career in music.


Lennon formed the Beatles in 1960 & he was also the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter of the band.

The Beatles became worldwide fame during the 1960s. The band's hits include "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "A Hard Day's Night," "Help!," "Yesterday," & many more.

After the Beatles split in 1970, Lennon began his solo career & released his first album, "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band," on Dec 11, 1970.

During his solo career, Lennon released 11 studio albums, 63 music videos, 14 Video Albums & 23 Singles.


Lennon married twice in his life. First, he married Cynthia Powell in 1962 & second, he married Yoko Ono in 1969.


Lennon was the father of two sons. Sean Lennon (1975) and Julian Lennon (1963).

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Lennon had a wealth of $200 million, which could be equivalent to $620 million as of now.


John Lennon was shot dead by one of the Beatles fans on December 8, 1980.

Major Awards

Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1981 for "Double Fantasy", Brit Award (1982), Songwriters Hall of Fame (1997), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1988, 1994).

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