John Lennon

John Lennon was the composer and lead singer of the Beatles musical group, in which, paired with Paul McCartney, he also composed most of the songs.

With McCartney he formed one of the most successful musical partnerships in the history of twentieth-century music. He is the most successful songwriter in the history of the British charts followed by McCartney. In a 2002 BBC poll of the 100 most important British personalities of all time, he was ranked eighth.

After the experience with the Beatles, John Lennon was also a solo musician, author of drawings and poetic texts, as well as a political activist and champion of pacifism.

He was shot dead by his own fan, Mark David Chapman, on the evening of December 8, 1980 in New York.

From his second marriage to the Japanese artist Yoko Ono, his son Sean was born. Both sons followed their father's artistic career. After marrying Yoko, John legally changed his name to John Winston Ono Lennon.