The Legend That Is John Lennon
We’re getting back to our rock n roll roots BY remembering a true legend. Here are some interesting facts about John, The Beatles & their lustrous life.
On December 8th 1980 the world lost the lead singer of the most popular band of the 20th century. Next month, John’s loved ones will be remembering his death for the 39th year. It’s been almost 50 years since the band broke up and the hype of the Beatles has in no way decreased. With over 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify, they are a band that will hopefully never be forgotten. Take a look at some interesting facts about the bands lead singer.
A LAST INSIGHT
Just three days before John Lennon was murdered, he was interviewed by Rolling Stone Editor, Jonathon Cott in the comfort of his New York apartment. The article is a very interesting insight in to the mind of a musical genius at the end of his era. The tape was only transcribed in 2010 as Cott decided to write an obituary for that issue, instead of using the recording as the original article, out of respect for Lennon & his family.
THE EARLY DAYS
Lennon was born on the 9th of October 1940 in Liverpool, England. He was not accepted by his mother & father and was raised by his loving aunty. Estranged parents seems to be a theme with rock stars, damaged childhoods help with creating big tunes!
He was a man who grew a big ego, “we’re more popular than Jesus” Lennon had said at one point, but he wasn’t always this way…John used to ask the producers to mask his singing in their early tracks because he hated his voice AND he hated their records.
Billboard named Hey, Jude as the Beatles most popular song, and why wouldn’t it be! What an absolute belter. Followed closely by Yesterday & I Want to Hold Your Hand.
THE END OF AN ERA
Just hours before John was murdered, an obsessed fan by the name of Mark Chapman approached Lennon & asked him to sign a copy of an album for him. Just hours later, Mark Chapman shot John Lennon, four times in the back & chest. He claimed he was inspired by the novel The Catcher in the Rye, and drew inspiration from the protagonist Holden Caulfield. He spoke of wanting to murder other people of influence also, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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