Msica Born on this day in 1940
It’s 80 years to the day that John Lennon was born. The music legend is most famed for his role in the Beatles, but his career entailed so much more before his murder in 1980.
Here we have five of his best songs as a solo artist:
This recently appeared in a re-edition of his album in 2000.
This was recorded in Abbey Road Studios on the same day as it was written and was released just 10 days later.
This song, which promotes the idea of being “one nation, one world and one society”, rose to the top of the charts in the UK and third in the US.
Inspired by the primal therapy he was trying with Yoko Ono, this song includes questions Lennon asks about life.
This song was completed in Bermuda after Lennon failed to call Ono.
Here we have five interesting facts you might not have known about John Lennon.
When he was born in 1940, Lennon was named John after his grandfather and Winston after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Lennon’s parents separated when he was four years old. He didn’t see his father for as long as 16 years. His mother died after being run over.
Lennon was the one who invited Paul McCartney to join his band, filling it with other friends from school.
Brian Epstein, the so-called fifth Beatle, confessed that he was completely in love with Lennon to journalist Michael Thornton.
In 1966, Lennon travelled to Almeria for the shooting of the film ‘How I won the war’.