John Lennon

John Lennon

  • Born on
    • October 9th, 1940
  • Died on
    • December 8th, 1980
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered by Mark Chapman three weeks after its release. Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement. As of 2010, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 27 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Starring John Lennon on Plex


Acting (4 Credits)

2017John Lennon: Hard to ImagineWatch Free
1968Yellow Submarine as John (uncredited)
1967How I Won the War as Gripweed
1965Help! as John

Director (2 Credits)


Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (32 Credits)

2021The Beatles: Get Back as Self (archive footage)
2021The Beatles: Get Back as Self
2018John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky as Self (archive footage)
2018George Harrison: All Things Pass as Himself (archive footage)Watch Free
2017It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond as Himself (archive footage)
2017How the Beatles Changed the World as Himself (archive footage)
2017My Generation as Himself (voice) (archive footage)
2016The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years as Himself (archive footage)
2015Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead as Himself (archive footage)Watch Free
2013Good Ol' Freda as Himself (archive footage)
2013Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' as Self - Musician (archive footage)
2013Salinger as Self - Musician (archive footage)
2011George Harrison: Living in the Material World as Self (archive footage)
2010LennoNYC as Himself
2010Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison as Himself
2010Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) as Himself (archive footage)
2007I Met the Walrus as Himself
2006The U.S. vs. John Lennon as Himself (archive footage)
2002Naqoyqatsi as Self (archive footage)
1999The Beatles Celebration as HimselfWatch Free
1996The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus as Himself - The Dirty Mac
1995The Beatles Anthology as Self
1991The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit as Himself
1988Imagine: John Lennon as Self (archive footage)
1986Jimi Plays Monterey as Himself (archive footage)
1982The Compleat Beatles as Self (archive footage)
1972Imagine as Himself
1969Let It Be as Self (The Beatles) (uncredited)
1969Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee as Himself
1969Diaries Notes and Sketches as Self
1967Magical Mystery Tour as Himself / Ticket Salesman / Magician with Coffee / Narrator
1964A Hard Day's Night as Himself


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