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John Lennon

John Lennon was the radical Beatle, the political one who would shoot off his mouth at a time when pop stars were supposed to smile and sing. He’s the one who claimed the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, and he’s the one who, with wife Yoko Ono, staged a bed-in for peace. He posed naked on his album covers. He wrote songs with controversial lyrics. And he dismissed his Beatles years with casual cynicism. When the band broke up in 1970, Lennon released his first official album (there were a couple of experimental records before that), ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band,’ a cathartic exercise that confronted his mommy issues and dismantled the Beatles’ myth. For the next five years he released increasingly easier records, until his retirement in 1975 to care for his young son. A few weeks after he released his comeback LP, ‘Double Fantasy,’ in 1980, he was killed by a deranged fan.

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John Lennon’s Solo Albums Collected in New Vinyl Box

John Lennon's solo albums are getting the vinyl reissue treatment — and being boxed up for a deluxe package scheduled to arrive in stores on June 9.

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40 Years Ago: John Lennon Makes His Last Live Appearance

Everything finally seemed to be coming together for John Lennon, as he took the stage for what would sadly become his last public performance on April 18, 1975.

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Hulton Archive / Keystone, Getty Images

The X-Rated Reason Why John Lennon Called Eric Burdon ‘The Eggman’

One of the most widely quoted lyrics from the Beatles classic "I Am the Walrus" was an inside — and X-rated — joke between John Lennon and Animals singer Eric Burdon.

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John Lennon Yoko Ono
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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Announce Sex-Change Plans

Throughout their life together, John Lennon and Yoko Ono developed a reputation for public absurdism.

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John Lennon Paul McCartney
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41 Years Ago: The Last Known Photos of John Lennon and Paul McCartney Together Are Taken

By 1974, the public feuding between Paul McCartney and John Lennon had reached a detente.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

41 Years Ago: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Reunite For Only Post-Beatles Session

A drug-fueled recording session featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney took place on March 28, 1974,

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

46 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Begin ‘Bed-in for Peace’

Most newlyweds like to spend their first few days as a couple far away from their hometown in some exotic locale, isolated from the rest of the world.

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John Lennon In His Own Write
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51 Years Ago: John Lennon Publishes His First Book, ‘In His Own Write’

By early 1964, the Beatles’ upbeat love songs and clean-cut image endeared them to fans around the world.

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The History of John Lennon’s Five-Year Battle With the FBI

John Lennon was engaged in a five-year fight with the U.S. government due to his political activism.

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Simpson/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

46 Years Ago: John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono

On March 20, 1969, John Winston Lennon married Yoko Ono.

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