79 iconic John Lennon quotes on what would have been The Beatles legend's 79th birthday

ON OCTOBER 9, 1940, Alfred and Julia Lennon welcomed John Winston Lennon into the world at Liverpool Maternity Hospital. The son of a merchant seaman of Irish decent, John Lennon is rightly regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all-time ...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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The 'Rubber Soul' Track John Lennon Called His 'Least Favorite Beatles Song'

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All John Lennon was saying, give me a Gujarat stamp

Announcing the acquisition of Lennon's stamp album, Wilson Hulme — the curator of philately at the Smithsonian Museum — was quoted in a press release in 2005: “We're tremendously excited at the prospect of exhibiting John Lennon's boyhood stamp ...
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John Lennon Birth Anniversary: 5 Songs by The Beatles Singer One Must Listen To

John Winston Ono Lennon, an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who earned worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles, was born on October 9, 1940. The musician, who formed his first band, the ...
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John Lennon's least favourite Beatles song is one he 'knocked off' from Elvis

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From the Archive: A 1975 John Lennon Interview

Editor's note: This exclusive, in-depth interview, conducted in 1975, first appeared in our October 1988 issue. We've re-posted it to celebrate what would've been John Lennon's 79th birthday. Read through and experience Lennon talking about his marriage, ...
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Flashback: Waylon Jennings Sings John Lennon's 'Norwegian Wood'

John Lennon, in particular, would take inspiration from Bob Dylan, then charting his own course from traditional folksinger to spokesperson for a generation. Lennon, who was born 79 years ago today in Liverpool, and his fellow Beatles would influence ...
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Why John Lennon Was “Terrified” to Meet Elvis Presley

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