John Lennon

1940 - 1980

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John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as the founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. Lennon was characterised for the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.Born in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lennon has received more than 30,012,009 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). John Lennon is the 4th most popular musician, the 28th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 23rd in 2019) and the most popular British Musician.

John Lennon is most famous for being the lead singer of the Beatles, and for being one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

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  • 129

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  • 5.53

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Among musicians, John Lennon ranks 4 out of 2,675Before him are Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, and Franz Liszt. After him are Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Ringo Starr.

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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, Ringo Starr, Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Michael Gambon, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, and Qaboos bin Said al Said. Among people deceased in 1980, John Lennon ranks 4Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Josip Broz Tito, and Alfred Hitchcock. After him are Karl Dönitz, Jean Piaget, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Jesse Owens, Steve McQueen, Roland Barthes, and Bon Scott.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lennon ranks 28 out of 6,924Before him are Alan Turing (1912), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Richard I of England (1157), Anne Boleyn (1501), James Cook (1728), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847). After him are Mary I of England (1516), Alexander Fleming (1881), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Margaret Thatcher (1925), David Hume (1711), 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), Ringo Starr (1940), George Harrison (1943), Elton John (1947), Brian May (1947), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Mark Knopfler (1949), Jeff Beck (1944), Bon Scott (1946), and Keith Richards (1943).

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