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Friday, 9 October 2015
John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)
John Lennon with his mother, Julia at Ardmore, Rockferry, Cheshire
John Lennon performs on stage with his first band the 'Quarry Men' at a church function in Woolton, Merseyside, Great Britain, July 6, 1957. (AP Photo/Str) John Lennon spiel Guitarre bei einem Auftritt mit seiner ersten Band, den Quarry Men, auf einem Kirchenfest in Woolton, Merseyside; Grossbitannien am 6. Juli 1957.
Liverpudlian skiffle beat band The Beatles standing outside Paul's Liverpool home in 1960 (left to right) George Harrison (1943 2001), John Lennon (1940 1980), Paul McCartney. Ringo Starr was not to join the band for another two years.
An early portrait of the British rock group The Beatles. Left to right: Paul McCartney, Pete Best, George Harrison (1943 2001) and John Lennon (1940 1980).
The Beatles, Britain's top rock band, relax in London over tea in 1963. The group from left: John Lennon, Paul McCartney; George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The group is sporting similar thatch haircuts with bangs to the edge of their eyebrows. No other information available with photo.
George Harrison, left, Paul McCartney, center and John Lennon, right, three members of the Beatles group during a concert, in London, on Nov. 11, 1963.
John Lennon (1940 1980) of the Beatles plays the guitar in a hotel room in Paris, 16th January 1964.
The Beatles leave London Airport, 1964. From left: manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
John Lennon, one of the Beatles, and his wife, Cynthia, are shown in a night spot after the visiting British Rock 'N' Rollers made their New York debut Sunday, February 11, 1964. Paul McCartney is behind Lennon.
John Lennon of the Beatles emerges from the surf at Miami, Florida in February 1964. In background, left, is Ringo Starr with an unidentified woman. Others are unidentified.
In this Feb. 18, 1964, file photo, The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, take a fake blow from Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, while visiting the heavyweight contender at his training camp in Miami Beach, Fla. Ali turns 70 on Jan. 17, 2012.
The Beatles rehearse for their forthcoming television show at Wembley studios in London, April 1964. In this skit, John Lennon plays a Herald sounding a horn.
27th November 1966: British rock musician and member of The Beatles John Lennon (1940 1980), dressed as a Public Lavatory Commissionaire during the filming of the 'Not Only...But Also' Christmas Special, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. He is outside a public convenience near Berwick Street, in London's Soho.
16th August 1966: John Lennon (1940 1980) of the Beatles, after making a formal apology for his controversial statement that the group were 'more popular than Jesus'.
The Beatles smile as they display the Member of The Order of The British Empire medals presented to them by Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony in Buckingham Palace in London, England on Oct. 26, 1965. Left to right are Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
Beatle John Lennon appears as Private Gripweed in his first dramatic role in the 1967 movie "How I Won the War," filmed on location in Spain.
The four members of the British group the BEATLES posing together on August 2, 1967. At that time they stopped their concerts, wore the moustache and announced their separation despite their last album to come, ABBEY ROAD in 1970.
Beatles members John Lennon and Paul McCartney sing their harmonizing vocal lines in the Abbey Road Studios in London, England, February 11, 1968, during a recording session.
Japaneseborn artist and musician Yoko Ono and British musican and artist John Lennon (1940 1980), December 1968.
Beatle John Lennon poses with his son Julian, sitting on his lap, and his companion Yoko Ono at an unknown location in 1968.
Beatle John Lennon waves his marriage certificate as his bride, Japanese artist Yoko Ono, stands at his side after their wedding at the Rock of Gibraltar on March 20, 1969. They are about to board a chartered jet to Paris where they will honeymoon.
Beatle John Lennon (1940 � 1980) and his wife of a week Yoko Ono in their bed in the Presidential Suite of the Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, 25th March 1969. The couple are staging a 'bedin for peace' and intend to stay in bed for seven days 'as a protest against war and violence in the world'.
January 1968: British rock singer, songwriter and guitarist John Lennon (1940 1980), of Beatles fame, with his son Julian, at their home in Weybridge.
John Lennon in Selfridges department store, Oxford Street, London in 1971 to promote the publication of the 2nd edition of Yoko Ono's book Grapefruit
Former Beatle John Lennon (1940 1980) at his home, Tittenhurst Park, near Ascot, Berkshire, July 1971.
John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono display a letter from Lennon to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson at the Beatles' Apple Records headquarters, Nov. 25, 1969. The letter explains his reasons for returning his Order of the British Empire medal, including British support for the U.S.A.'s war in Vietnam and British involvement in Biafra and Nigeria.
Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pose in short hair at their farmhouse retreat in North Jutland, Denmark, Jan. 23, 1970.
John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono are seen at the Cannes Film Festival, May 18, 1971. Lennon carries Ono's art book "Grapefruit" in his jacket.
Former Beatle John Lennon, center, poses in front of the marquee at New York's Beacon Theater on Thursday, Oct. 17, 1974 where the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road" will open soon. Lennon has his arm around Bruce Scott, who will perform in the musical.
John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, arrive at The Hit Factory, a recording studio in New York City on Aug. 22, 1980.