John Lennon

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  • HIS BORN

    HIS BORN
    John Lennon is born at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool, England, to Julia and Alfred Lennon.
  • THE FIRST GROUP

    THE FIRST GROUP
    1956
    Aunt Mimi buys John a guitar at Frank Hessy’s music store. His incessant playing prompts her to say, “The guitar’s all very well as a hobby, John, but you’ll never make a living out of it.” John forms his first group, the Quarrymen.
  • DEBUT

    DEBUT
    The Beatles make their debut in Hamburg, West Germany, with Stu Sutcliffe on bass and Pete Best on drums.
  • MARRIES

    MARRIES
    John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell.
  • HIS DAUGHTER

    HIS DAUGHTER
    Julian Lennon is born to John and Cynthia Lennon at Sefton General Hospital in Liverpool
  • THE OTHER

    THE OTHER
    Apple Corps, Ltd. begins operating in London. It is the Beatles’ attempt to take control of their own creative and economic destiny. Later that month, John invites Yoko to his house in Weybridge. They make experimental tapes all night.
  • ARRESTED

    ARRESTED
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono are arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.
  • DIVORCE

    DIVORCE
    A divorce is granted to John and Cynthia Lennon.
  • REMARRIED

    REMARRIED
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry in Gibraltar.
  • IMAGINE

    IMAGINE
    John Lennon records Imagine in his studio at Tittenhurst. The title track is inspired by a message in Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit.
  • RECORDS

    RECORDS
    John Lennon records the Walls and Bridges album, writing 10 of the songs in a single week.
  • HIS SON

    HIS SON
    Sean Taro Ono Lennon is born at New York Hospital on John’s 35th birthday.
  • IS KILLED

    IS KILLED
    December 8, 1980
    John Lennon is shot by a deranged assailant as he and Yoko return to the Dakota after a recording session. He is pronounced dead at Roosevelt Hospital.