John Lennon

1940 - 1980

John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lennon has received more than 23,979,543 page views. His biography is available in 128 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular musician.

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  • 24M

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  • 81.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 128

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, John Lennon ranks 4 out of 2,258Before him are Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, and Franz Liszt. After him are Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, and Leonard Cohen.

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Among people born in 1940, John Lennon ranks 3Before him are Pelé and Bruce Lee. After him are Al Pacino, Margrethe II of Denmark, Chuck Norris, Ringo Starr, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Constantine II of Greece, and Frank Zappa. Among people deceased in 1980, John Lennon ranks 3Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre and Josip Broz Tito. After him are Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Piaget, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Jesse Owens, Karl Dönitz, Steve McQueen, and Bon Scott.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lennon ranks 23 out of 5,347Before him are Henry VIII of England (1491), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), James Cook (1728), Charles Dickens (1812), Agatha Christie (1890), and Richard I of England (1157). After him are Alan Turing (1912), Mary II of England (1662), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), and John Maynard Keynes (1883).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Lennon ranks 1After him are Paul McCartney (1942), Elton John (1947), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Brian May (1947), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Cat Stevens (1948), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), and Sting (1951).