John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England. John was a very artistic child & he enjoyed getting in trouble. John's parents divorced when he was 4 y/o and 14 years later his mother passed away.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney decided to start a band. George Harrison and Ringo Starr later joined the group. This group, better known as The Beatles, became one of the most successful bands in the world.
The Beatles became extremely popular and they were the first British band to become very well known in the United States. Their sudden admiration from people all around the world was known as "Beatlemania".
The band played together for 12 years until their manager died suddenly. This made the group very upset & hostile. This caused the group to break up.
After the break up, John went on with his solo music career. He also recorded a couple songs with the Plastic Ono Band.
In 1980, John was shot by Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building.