The Legend: John Lennon, The Legend

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John Lennon the Legend

When people think of the Beatles, Paul or Ringo-Starr may come to mind first. Not the reckless bad boy John Lennon. Not John Lennon the devoted husband nor John Lennon the peace activist. From Lennons rough start at life. To his rocky but quick rise he had all the makings of a rock and roll God. Lennon’s life is the true underdog story, his humbled childhood, controversial love story, quick rise to fame while making and leading in the greatest band of all time, to his tragic end, Lennon truly is a legend.

John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940.Lennon was abandoned by both of his parents at the age of 5. Lennon 's Aunt Mimi Smith and Uncle George Smith stepped in to raise him. John slowly started to form a relationship
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More like who would the beatles be without John Lennon. The Beatles would not be the great band the world knows today without Lennon. "John Lennon was considered the leader of the Beatles since he started the band. The members of the Beatles are always referred to as: John, Paul, George, and Ringo." (Beatles BIO). This great boy band delivered the world with upbeat tunes that changed the music industry. If the Beatles never existed then there wouldn 't be the same music scene as today. Though the Beatles career only lasted seven years (1963-1970) their names will be marked in history forever (Kehe). The Beatles had a fast and steady rise to fame. They put forth a new type of sound that no other band could imitate. The Beatles achievements stated in this quote ”The Beatles released 13 original albums in Only 7 years. Never before or since has any rock band come close to that quantity and quality of output. For example, U2, one of the most popular bands of the day, has released 13 studio albums in 29 years” (Beatles Bio). As the Beatles grew so did their fan base. They had fans that came from all around the world. John got loads of hate for stating “ The beatles are bigger than Jesus” (Reid 2). The Beatles are an everlasting band explained in this quote by former manager in an interview of being asked will there ever be another…show more content…
Today he has more than 600,000 fans on Facebook. ( Suddath 2). Lennon dabbled in other artistic outlets other than his music, even though that was where his heart was. Lennon also had a passion for world peace. Lennon 's handwritten lyrics for his song " Give peace a Chance" have sold for more than $830,000 (Reid 14). Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono also did campaigns to raise money for peace around the world. John Lennon 's sign stating "Bed Peace" sharing photos from the event sold for almost $160,000 (Reid 14). Lennons accomplishments in his short lived life do not end there, John and Ono created a band called Plastic Ono band in 1970 . The two also created a film together called Double Fantasy ( Cunningham 2). Lennon also own property throughout the world, and has been given large quantities of land for the things he has done for the music industry/ Lennon owns an airport in Liverpool, He also owns the Imagine Peace Tower ( A ray of light in Reykjavik, Iceland) which is said to shoot 13,000 ft into the sky on a clear night. Lennon also has a memorial center in central park( Suddath 3). But most of all Lennon gave love and compassion to all of his fans and
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