John Lennon 1940 1980
John Lennon was murdered just before 11 pm on the 8
December 1980 outside his home in DakotaApartment Building in New York City. He had just got out of a car, and was walking to entrance whenvoice called Mr Lennon, Lennon turned, and was shot five times.The killer threw his gun down, and stood there smilling, Do you know wat you just did? shouted thedoorman, I just shot John Lennon, the killer replied. After that, Lennon was rushed to hopistal in policepatrol car, but it was too late, The killer was 25 year-old Mark Chapman form Haiwaii.Earlier the same evening he had asked John Lennon for his autograph. In fact, he had been hangingaround outside the apartment building for several days, Chapman was a fan of the Beatles and Lennon,and had tried to iminate him many ways. Its said that he even believed that he was John Lennon.
: Born Liverpool.
Lennon family deserted by father. Mother leaves. John brought up by aunt.
Form pop group at school.
Student at Liverpool College of Art.
Mother killed in road accident.
Goes professional as one of The Beatles (John Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Best, Sutcliffe).Playing in Hamburg, Germany.
Plays in Hamburg and Liverpool, Sutcliffe, the Lennons best friend dies of a brain tumour. BrainEpstein begins to manage the Beatles.
Ringo Starr replace Pete Best drumper. Married Cynthia Powell, an art student. The Beatles firstrecord Love me do. First TV appearance.
Three record Number One in British top 20. Incredible popularity, son, Julian, born.
First hit record in USA I want to hold your hand. Two USA tour. In April, Beatles record atnumber 1,2,3,4 and 5 in US Top 20. First film A Hard Days Night. First book.
Help! Beatles second film. Beatlemania at its height. US tour. Huge audience in footballstadiums. Beatles receive MBE (special honorary award) from Queen Elizabeth.
Lennon in the film How I won the war not musical. Meets Yoko Ono, Japenese avant-gardeartist.
Segeant Pepper Beatles most famous LP. All the Beatles interested in meditation. Managerbrian Epstein found dead form sleeping-pill overdose.