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  • 1930s

  • 1940s

    • October 9, 1940: John Winston Lennon was born on 9 October 1940, in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool, to Julia and Alfred Lennon during the course of a German air raid in World War II. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • October 9, 1940: "John Ono Lennon (9 October 19408 December 1980), born John Winston Lennon, was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, political activist, humorist, painter and writer." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • 1943: The cheques stopped when Alfred Lennon went absent without leave in 1943. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1944: When he eventually came home in 1944, he offered to look after the family, but his wife (who was pregnant with another man's child) rejected the idea. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s

  • 1960s

  • 1970s

    • April, 1970: He agreed not to inform the media while the band renegotiated their recording contract, and was outraged that McCartney then publicised his own departure on releasing his debut solo album in April 1970. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: Following The Beatles' breakup in 1970, Lennon and Ono went through primal therapy with Dr. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: Imagine followed in 1971. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: "Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today..." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • August 31, 1971: To escape the acrimony of The Beatles' breakup, Ono suggested they move permanently to New York, which they did on 31 August 1971. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1971: When Lennon and Ono moved to New York City in August 1971, they befriended peace activists Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • September 24, 1971: "If people take any notice of what we say, we say we’ve been through the drug scene, man, and there’s nothing like being straight." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • October 16, 1971: Regis Hotel on 5th Avenue, East 55th Street, and then moved to a street-level flat at 105 Bank Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, on 16 October 1971. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • October 25, 1971: "It's just natural, it's not a great disaster. People keep talking about it like it's The End of The Earth. It's only a rock group that split up, it's nothing important. You know, you have all the old records there if you want to reminisce." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • December 10, 1971: Lennon performed at the "Free John Sinclair" concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on 10 December 1971. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1972: While his deportation battle continued, Lennon appeared at rallies in New York City and on TV shows, including a week hosting the Mike Douglas Show in February 1972, where Jerry Rubin and Bobby Seale appeared as his guests. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1972: Republican Senator Strom Thurmond suggested, in a February 1972 memo, that "deportation would be a strategic counter-measure" against Lennon. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: Some Time in New York City was released in 1972. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1973: After a robbery, they relocated to the more secure Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street, in February 1973. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • March 23, 1973: Lennon was ordered to leave the US within 60 days, while Ono was granted permanent residence. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • April 1, 1973: In response, Lennon and Ono held a press conference at the New York chapter of the American Bar Association on 1 April 1973 to announce the formation of the conceptual state of "Nutopia"; a place with "no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people", and all of its inhabitants would be ambassadors. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1973: Lennon also bought Julian a Gibson Les Paul guitar, and a drum machine for Christmas in 1973, and encouraged Julian's interest in music by showing him some chords. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • June, 1973: Lennon and Ono made their last political statement by attending the Watergate hearings in Washington, D.C. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1973: After Lennon and Ono moved to New York, Julian would not see his father again until 1973. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: The two men would become close again, and even played together for the only time since the Beatles split (see A Toot and a Snore in '74). - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • August 23, 1974: On the evening of 23 August 1974, both Lennon and Pang claimed to have seen a UFO in the sky from their balcony. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1974: When Lennon lost a bet to Elton John and joined him on stage at Madison Square Garden in November 1974, Ono was in the audience. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1974: Harrison was in New York for his Dark Horse tour, and Lennon agreed to join him on stage. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • April 18, 1975: Lennon made his last stage appearance on 18 April 1975, in the ATV special A Salute to Lew Grade. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • October, 1975: Lennon fulfilled his contractual obligation to EMI/Capitol for one more album by releasing Shaved Fish, a greatest hits compilation. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • October 9, 1975: Their son, Sean Lennon, was born on Lennon's 35th birthday, 9 October 1975. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • December 9, 1975: About a month later, on December 9, Springsteen went ahead with a scheduled concert at The Spectrum in Philadelphia the day after John Lennon was murdered, despite initial objections from sideman Steven Van Zandt. - The River Tour, Wikipedia.
    • 1976: In a televised news conference in 1976, immediately following his obtaining his Green Card, Lennon was asked by a reporter if he held any animosity towards the Nixon administration for trying to deport him, to which he grinned and swiftly shot back "Time wounds all heels". - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • January 19, 1977: When Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as president on 19 January 1977, Lennon and Ono attended the Inaugural Ball. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

    • 1980: "Either you become a right-wing Archie Bunker if you are in the class I am in, or you become an instinctive socialist, which I was." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • 1980: "It takes time to get rid of all this garbage that I've been carrying around that was influencing the way I thought and the way I lived. It had a lot to do with Yoko, showing me that I was still possessed." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • 1980: "I don't appreciate worship of dead Sid Vicious or of dead James Dean or of dead John Wayne." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • 1980: "That meant I think people should get their false teeth and their health looked after, all the rest of it." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • 1980: "Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • 1980: In his 1980 Playboy interview, Lennon was quoted as saying: "Sean was a planned child, and therein lies the difference. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1980: "They invented LSD to control people and what they did was give us freedom." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • September, 1980: When Playboy magazine asked him about the Epstein rumour, Lennon had this to say: "I went on holiday to Spain with Brian, which started all the rumors that he and I were having a love affair. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1980: Lennon would have this to say about his childhood, his family and his rebellious nature: - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1980: He emerged from retirement in November 1980, releasing Double Fantasy, which also featured Ono. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1980: Lennon was murdered in December 1980 in New York City by a deranged fan named Mark David Chapman. - John Lennon, Memory_beta_wikia.
    • December 10, 1980: "I really thought that love would save us all." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • December 8, 1980: On the night of 8 December 1980, at around 10:50 pm, Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times at the entrance of the Dakota apartment building. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • December 8, 1980: A frenzy of buying John Lennon singles had begun following his murder on December 8. - UK Singles Chart, Wikipedia.
    • December 8, 1980: "I've always considered my work one piece and I consider that my work won't be finished until I am dead and buried and I hope that's a long, long time." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • December 8, 1980: "The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • December 8, 1980: John Lennon is shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. - 1980 in the United States, Wikipedia.
    • December 8, 1980: On the evening 8 December 1980, Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon four times as he was walking into The Dakota with Ono; Lennon died approximately twenty minutes later. - Double Fantasy, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1980: John Lennon was murdered in December 1980 and George Harrison succumbed to lung cancer in 2001. - The Beatles tributes, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1980: Written by Nicks to express the grief resulting from the death of her uncle Jonathan and the murder of John Lennon during the same week of December 1980, the song features a distinctive, chugging 16th-note guitar riff, and a simple chord structure typical of Nicks's songs. - Edge of Seventeen (song), Wikipedia.
    • December 8, 1980: Leibovitz had a photo shoot with John Lennon for Rolling Stone, promising him he would make the cover. - Annie Leibovitz, Wikipedia.
    • January 22, 1981: There is also a parody of the cover of the January 22, 1981 issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono, entitled "Riding My Hip". - Honey (Erykah Badu song), Wikipedia.
    • 1981: The album won the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and is Lennon's best-selling studio album at three million shipments in the US. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1983: Wiener sued the FBI with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1984: Lennon had written and recorded enough material for another album and was already planning his follow-up, Milk and Honey, which was released posthumously in 1984. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1984: "I definitely did look up to John. We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader; he was the quickest wit and the smartest and all that kind of thing." - John Lennon, Wikiquote.
    • 1987: He was posthumously inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. - John Lennon, Althistory_wikia.
  • 1990s

    • 1991: The ACLU, representing Wiener, won a favourable decision in their suit against the FBI in the Ninth Circuit in 1991. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1992: The Justice Department appealed the decision to the Supreme Court in April, 1992, but the court declined to review the case. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1995: In a 1995 interview, Cynthia said there were problems throughout their marriage because of the pressures of The Beatles' fame and rigorous touring, and because of Lennon's increasing use of drugs. - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
    • 1998: This performance was released on the two-CD John Lennon Anthology (1998) and the album Acoustic (2004). - John Lennon, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s







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