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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 founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. Lennon's work was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit of his music, writing and 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 36,625,339 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia. John Lennon is the 6th most popular musician (down from 4th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 27th 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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  • 6.31

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Among musicians, John Lennon ranks 6 out of 2,662Before him are Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Niccolò Paganini, and Franz Liszt. After him are Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, and Clara Schumann.

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Among people born in 1940, John Lennon ranks 4Before him are Pelé, Bruce Lee, and Al Pacino. After him are Margrethe II of Denmark, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Saparmurat Niyazov, Ringo Starr, Michael Gambon, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 1980, John Lennon ranks 6Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Josip Broz Tito, Alfred Hitchcock, Karl Dönitz, and Jean Piaget. After him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Steve McQueen, Bon Scott, and Jesse Owens.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lennon ranks 41 out of 7,765Before him are David Hume (1711), Mary II of England (1662), James Prescott Joule (1818), Thomas More (1478), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), and Anthony Hopkins (1937). After him are Edward Jenner (1749), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Bertrand Russell (1872), Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), and Daniel Defoe (1660).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Lennon ranks 1After him are Elton John (1947), Paul McCartney (1942), Brian May (1947), Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), and Jeff Beck (1944).

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