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FC: The biography of John Lennon

1: by Alex Poeschla | John Lennon

2: John Lennon was born on October 9th, 1940, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He died December 8th, 1980, after being shot by David Chapman in front of his apartment in New York City. | Lennon is most famous for being a composer/songwriter, guitarist, and singer for the Beatles.

3: Lennon's parents were Julia and Alfred Lennon. They separated when he was four. Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi. He did not see much of his dad, but his mother visited frequently and taught him to play the banjo and bought him his first guitar. Julia was run over by a car in July 1958. | Lennon was a prankster as a child and got into trouble a lot. He liked to draw and was very talented. Elvis Presley inspired Lennon to start a band.

4: Wrote songs for the Beatles with Paul McCartney. He also wrote popular songs by himself, including All You Need Is Love. | Talented | Played guitar and sang in the Beatles.

5: peaceful | Recorded a single under the name of the Plastic Ono Band called Give Peace A Chance- written by Lennon. This became the anthem for peace activists. | He and his second wife, Yoko Ono, held a "bed-in" for peace on their honeymoon in 1969.Lennon and Ono talked with reporters about peace while in bed, knowing that their peace protest would make headlines.

6: Inspirational | encouraged others to live a peaceful and non-violent life | was not afraid to speak his mind

7: "If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's his problem. Peace and love are eternal." John Lennon | "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."

8: Timeline | 1940- Lennon is born 1962- married Cynthia Powell 1964- Beatles appeared in U.S. on the Ed Sullivan show 1968- divorced Powell 1969- Lennon left the Beatles 1969- married Yoko Ono, had honeymoon "bed-in" 1980- shot by David Chapman and died

9: John Born in Liverpool, England Child of Julia and Alfred Lennon Lived in a house in Liverpool and an apartment in NYC Overcame his mother's death Worked as singer, guitarist, songwriter Challenged by a drug inquiry Personal traits were creativity and intelligence Always promoted peace Never was afraid to tell the world what he believed Best known for playing in Beatles Lennon

10: March 25, 1969 Dear Journal, Today Yoko and I had our first day for our bed-in for peace, for our honeymoon. It was in room 702 in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. It was a success! There were so many reporters, all there to talk about our views on world peace. We had two signs over our bed, reading "Hair Peace" and "Bed Peace". It was all very exciting. Can't wait for tomorrow. John

11: Dear John Lennon, I am doing a biography on you for my English class, and we were supposed to choose a hero. I chose you because I like the Beatles music. It's very happy. I also like your attitude where you seem to be not afraid to do or say anything. It's a quality most people lack, in my opinion, including myself. For example, your comment that the Beatles were more popular then Jesus was pretty out there and also offended a lot of people. Anyway, I thought you used your popularity really well in promoting world peace. Alex Poeschla

12: Bibliography http://www.johnlennon.com/biography http://www.biography.com/articles/John-Lennon-9379045 http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_lennon.html http://honeymoons.about.com/cs/canadiangetaways/a/johnyoko.htm http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006168/bio

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