John Lennon

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  • John Lennon is born

    John Lennon is born
    John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles.
  • John Lennon meets Paul McCartney.

    John Lennon meets Paul McCartney.
    John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met (three years before forming the Beatles.In March 1957 John Lennon formed a skiffle group called The Quarrymen. McCartney met Lennon on 6 July 1957, and agreed to join the group a few days later.
  • The first official Quarry Men performance

    The first official Quarry Men performance
    The first "official" public, albeit unsuccessful, performance by The Quarry Men - they failed to impress when they auditioned before the promoter Carroll Levis who was looking for new talent to appear on his next production of the ATV Mr Star Maker TV show. In his quest for new talent Mr Levis had organised the TV Star Search show at the Empire Theatre. However, as we have said, John and his friends were unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Paul McCartney invited George Harrison to watch the Quarrymen

    Paul McCartney invited George Harrison to watch the Quarrymen
    According to Beatles scholar Mark Lewisohn, the date was most likely 6 February 1958.I'd been invited to see them play several times by Paul but for some reason never got round to it before. I remember being very impressed with John's big thick sideboards and trendy teddyboy clothes. In a way, all that emotional rough stuff was simply a way for him to help separate the men from the boys,
    — George Harrison
  • The Quarry Men become The Silver Beats

    The Quarry Men become The Silver Beats
    Parnes listens to each Liverpool group. And when the queue reaches Moondogs they unsurprisingly decide it won't do their chances of success any harm if they change their name. It is Stu Sutcliffe, with Buddy Holly's popular group The Crickets in mind, who plays around with this name and comes up with The Beetles.
  • Pete Best joins the Beatles

    Pete Best joins the Beatles
    The group invited Pete Best to become their drummer on 12 August 1960.Four days after hiring Best, the group left for Hamburg. The Beatles began a 48-night residency in Hamburg at Bruno Koschmider's Indra Club, and moved to the Kaiserkeller in October 1960, but they then accepted an offer to play at the rival Top Ten Club, thereby breaking their contract with Koschmider. Koschmider was furious, and reported Harrison to the German authorities for having lied about his age.
  • Ringo Starr joins The Beatles

    Ringo Starr joins The Beatles
    Starr played on The Beatles' second EMI recording session on 4 September 1962, but Martin hired session drummer Andy White for their next session on 11 September. White's only released performances were recordings of "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You", found on The Beatles' first album.
  • The Beatles release Please Please Me

    The Beatles release Please Please Me
    Please Please Me is the first album recorded by The Beatles, rush-released on 22 March 1963 in the United Kingdom to capitalise on the success of singles "Please Please Me" (#2) and "Love Me Do" (#17). Of the album's fourteen songs, eight were written by Lennon/McCartney,
  • The Beatles release With the Beatles

    The Beatles release With the Beatles
    With The Beatles is The Beatles' second UK album, recorded four months after the band's first album and released on 22 November 1963, the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, on Parlophone in mono (catalogue number PMC 1206) and stereo (PCS 3045). With the Beatles stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that the Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks. It even reached number eleven in the "singles charts"
  • The Beatles release Let It Be

    The Beatles release Let It Be
    Let It Be es el duodécimo y último álbum de estudio de la banda de rock inglesa The Beatles. Fue lanzado el 8 de mayo de 1970 por el sello Apple Records de la banda poco después de la ruptura anunciada del grupo.
    La mayor parte de Let It Be se grabó en enero de 1969, antes de la grabación y el lanzamiento del álbum Abbey Road.
  • John Lennon Killed

    John Lennon Killed
    On Monday, 8 December 1980, the English musician John Lennon was murdered. His death was caused by five shots, four of which hit Lennon, fired by Mark David Chapman, according to the New York justice system (and by Chapman himself), at the entrance of the Dakota building, where Lennon lived, as he was returning with his wife Yoko Ono from the local branch of Record Plant recording studios.
  • The Beatles appear on the cover of Guitar World

    The Beatles appear on the cover of Guitar World
    A classic photo of The Beatles during the Help! era graces the mag this month, and inside George Harrison offers a look back at the fab days.