Lennon’s parents were married briefly and at the age of five he was forced by his father to choose his favorite parent, only to end up living and being raised by his aunt Mimi Smith. However, his mother visited him regularly and taught him to play the banjo and the piano.
After helping create the first British band to break out big in the United States and enjoying a massive success, Lennon decided to leave the group and start a solo career with the help of his second wife, Yoko Ono. The two also invented a form of peace protest by staying in bed while being filmed and interviewed.
Tragically, in 1980 Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York by a deranged fan. His death saddened millions of fans worldwide and had a major impact on pop culture.
49 Powerful John Lennon Quotes to Live and Love By
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
Everybody loves you when you’re six foot in the ground.
You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
Trying to please everybody is impossible – if you did that, you’d end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You’ve just got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it.
A mistake is only an error, it becomes a mistake when you fail to correct it.