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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono

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Simpson/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married on March 20, 1969.

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40 Years Ago: John Lennon, Harry Nilsson Tossed From Troubadour for Heckling

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Maureen Donaldson, Getty Images

The evening that drinking buddy Harry Nilsson introduced John Lennon to the brandy Alexander cocktail wouldn't end well. On March 12, 1974, the rock stars would ultimately be escorted out of LA's iconic Troubadour nightclub, ejected for relentlessly heckling the Smothers Brothers and, according to a member of the staff, assaulting a waitress.

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48 Years Ago: John Lennon’s ‘Beatles More Popular Than Jesus’ Story Is Published

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Keystone Features/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time. Journalist Maureen Cleave was doing a series entitled 'How Does a Beatle Live?' and her encounter with John Lennon provided controversy that spread far beyond the London paper.

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John Lennon, Janis Joplin + More to Appear on Stamps

John Lennon Janis Joplin
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Classic rockers will continue to be featured on American stamps. Today (Feb. 21), it was learned that we can expect to see names such as John Lennon and Janis Joplin adorning letters over the next few years.

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30 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Milk And Honey’ Released

John Lennon And Yoko Ono

When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the midst of recording the follow-up to the recently released 'Double Fantasy.' Those songs, combined with some outtakes from the 'Double Fantasy' sessions, were compiled by his widow, Yoko Ono on their album 'Milk and Honey,' which came out on Jan. 27, 1984.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ Seized by Police

John Lennon Yoko Ono
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It's arguably the most controversial album cover in rock 'n' roll history, and, if authorities in New Jersey had their way, every last one of them would have been destroyed.

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Beatles Christmas Song Battle – Readers’ Poll

John Lennon, Paul McCartney
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Former Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon have been pitted against each other in the press many times since the band split up, and even though it's not really in the holiday spirit, we're going to do it again with a very special holiday-themed Christmas song readers' poll.

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Top 10 John Lennon Songs

John Lennon
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It came as little surprise that John Lennon released the most adventurous, and occasionally confusing, solo records after the Beatles broke up. After all, 'Revolution 9' was his idea. Where Paul McCartney used the occasion t

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33 Years Ago: John Lennon Murdered

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John Lennon would have turned 73 this past October, but as we all know, his life was tragically cut short by four bullets from an assassin's gun. John Lennon died 33 years ago today.

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Paul McCartney vs. John Lennon (Solo Careers) – Great Classic Rock Debates

John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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They are undoubtedly the greatest songwriting duo of the rock era. But which Beatles star -- John Lennon or Paul McCartney -- created better music on their own following the group's breakup? We asked two of our writers to each take on one side of this great classic roc

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