Tuesday, October 5, 2010

English singer - John Lennon photo and wiki

John Winston Ono Lennon, Oct. 9, 1940 to 8 December 1980 was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles and Paul McCartney formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and bitter humor in his music, his writing on film and in interviews, and was controversial through his work as a peace activist.

Lennon's father, a sailor during World War II, was often away from home, and sent regular pay checks at 9 Newcastle Road, Liverpool, where Lennon lived with his mother. The checks stopped when Alfred Lennon went absent without leave in 1943.Lennon's mother followed them and after a quarrel, forced his father to five-year-olds to choose between parents.

Lennon regularly visited his cousin Stanley Parkes in Fleetwood.Seven years Lennon senior, Parkes often took him on trips, and the pair enjoyed the film together in the local cinema. They would go to Blackpool Tower Circus and see artists such as Dickie Valentine, Arthur Askey, Max Bygraves and Joe Loss. Parkes recalls that Lennon particularly liked the George Formby.

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