John Lennon

  • Born

    Born in Liverpool England.
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    High School

    Graduated from Quarry Bank High School in 1957.
  • Quarrymen

    Started in his first band, the Quarrymen, who later evolved into the Beatles.
  • Mom Dies

    John Lennon's mom died in a car accident when he was 17 years old.
  • The Quarrymen Evolve Into the Beatles

    The Quarrymen Evolve Into the Beatles
    Originally the band members were John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. Sutcliffe left the group in 1961 and Best was replaced by Ringo Starr the following year.
  • Married Cynthia Powell

    Married Cynthia Powell
  • First Song

    "Love Me Do." Reached #17 on the British charts.
  • Debut Album

    Debut Album
    "Please Please Me." Was recorded in less than 10 hours.
  • Ed Sullivan Show

    Ed Sullivan Show
    The Beatle make their U.S debut performance.
  • Beatles Win Two Grammys

  • Lennon Leaves Beatles

  • Debut Solo Album

    John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
  • Died

    At 10:50 pm, Lennon went to his apartment in New York and was shot four times in the back at the entrance of the building by Mark David Chapman.
  • Grammy

    "Double Fantasy" won the award for Album of the Year.
  • Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

  • Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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    100 Greatest Singers of All Time

    Was ranked 5th on the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time."