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John Lennon

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B. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York City, New York, USA. John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more ...

John Lennon

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...John Lennon 1940 – 80 Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty. The interview was published a month after Lennon was shot to death in New York City to David Steff, interview with Lennon and Yoko Ono, Playboy , Jan....

John Lennon

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0John John Lennon 1940 – 80 English pop singer and songwriter . See also lennon and mccartney Happiness is a warm gun. title of song (1968); see advertising slogans happiness is a warm gun Happiness is a warm gun Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try. ‘Imagine’ (1971 song) imagine there's no heaven Imagine there's no heaven Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery. at the Royal Variety Performance, 4 November 1963, in R. Colman John Winston Lennon (1984) pt....

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0John John Lennon 1940 – 80 English pop singer and songwriter , who as a founder member of the Beatles also wrote most of their songs in collaboration with Paul mccartney ; he was assassinated outside his home in New York . See also lennon and mccartney , ono Happiness is a warm gun. title of song (1968); see advertising slogans , ephron , schulz happiness is a warm gun Happiness is a warm gun Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try. ‘Imagine’ (1971 song) imagine there's no heaven Imagine there's no heaven Will the people in...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0John John Lennon 1940 – 80 English pop singer and songwriter . See also Lennon and McCartney Life is just what happens to you, while you're busy making other plans. ‘Beautiful Boy’ (song) Happiness is a warm gun. title of song (1968); see Advertising slogan , Schulz happiness is a warm gun Happiness is a warm gun Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try. ‘Imagine’ (1971 song) imagine there's no heaven Imagine there's no heaven Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your...

John Lennon

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...this as ‘There is no hell below us, above us only sky’ at the renaming of Liverpool's airport as Liverpool John Lennon Airport (in 2001). Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. In the lyrics of Lennon's song ‘Beautiful Boy’ (included on his Double Fantasy album, 1980), this is one of two quotations (the other is the slogan ‘Every day in every way I'm getting better and better’, see Coué 1 ). So it is wrong to credit Lennon with either line, as has been done. Barbara Rowe's The Book of Quotes (1979) ascribes the ‘Life is …’...

John Lennon 1940–80 and Paul McCartney 1942– 

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0John1 John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer s and songwriter s . See also Lennon All you need is love. title of song (1967) For I don't care too much for money, For money can't buy me love. ‘Can't Buy Me Love’ (1964 song) money can't buy me love money can't buy me love money can't buy me love All the lonely people, where do they all come from? ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966 song) All the lonely people where do they all come from where do they all come from Give peace a chance. title of song (1969) Give ...

John Lennon 1940–80 and Paul McCartney 1942– 

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...1John John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singers and songwriters . See also lennon , mccartney All you need is love. title of song (1967) All you need is love All you need is love For I don't care too much for money, For money can't buy me love. ‘Can't Buy Me Love’ (1964 song) money can't buy me love money can't buy me love money can't buy me love All the lonely people, where do they all come from? ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966 song) All the lonely people where do they all come from where do they all come ...

John Lennon 1940–80 and Paul McCartney 1942– 

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0John02 John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer s and songwriter s . See also lennon , mccartney For I don't care too much for money, For money can't buy me love. ‘Can't Buy Me Love’ (1964 song) don't care too much for money money can't buy me love money can't buy me love money can't buy me love Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been, Lives in a dream. Waits at the window. ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966 song) Eleanor Rigby Waits at the window All the lonely people, where do they...

John Lennon194080(Sir) Paul McCartney1942

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...when Ringo Starr used the phrase to describe a ‘heavy’ night out (according to Ray Coleman, John Lennon , 1984). What, in fact, Ringo must have done was to use the title of the Lennon and McCartney song (presumably already written if it was towards the end of filming) in a conversational way. Indeed, Hunter Davies in The Beatles (1968) noted: ‘Ringo Starr came out with the phrase, though John had used it earlier in a poem.’ It certainly sounds like a Lennonism and may have had some limited general use subsequently as a catchphrase, meaning that the...

Yoko Ono

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Yoko Ono 1933 –   Japanese poet and songwriter Woman is the nigger of the world. remark made in a 1968 interview for Nova magazine and adopted by her husband John lennon as the title of a song (1972); J. Robertson Art and Music of John Lennon (1990) ch. 11 woman the nigger of the world nigger of the...

Paul McCartney

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer and songwriter , who as a founder member of the Beatles also wrote most of their songs in collaboration with John lennon . See also lennon and mccartney Ballads and babies. That's what happened to me. on reaching the age of fifty in Time 8 June 1992 ballads and babies Ballads and ...

Richard Buckle

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...Richard Buckle 1916 2001 English ballet critic John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison are the greatest composers since Beethoven, with Paul McCartney way out in front. On The Beatles. Review in The Sunday Times (29 December 1963). Compare Mann 1 ; Palmer...

Yoko Ono

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Yoko Ono 1933 –   Japanese poet and songwriter Woman is the nigger of the world. interview for Nova magazine (1968); adopted by her husband John lennon as song title (1972) woman the nigger of the world nigger of the...

Yoko Ono

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Yoko Ono 1933 –   If all of us just loved and cared for one person each. That is all it takes. Love breeds love. Maybe then we will be able to prevent each other from going insane. Letter to world, following murder of her husband, John Lennon, Dec. 8,...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Yoko Ono 1933 –   Japanese poet and songwriter Woman is the nigger of the world. remark made in a 1968 interview for Nova magazine and adopted by her husband John Lennon as the title of a song (1972); see Hurston woman the nigger of the world nigger of the...

William Mann

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...William Mann 1924 89 British music critic The outstanding English composers of 1963 must seem to have been John Lennon and Paul McCartney … the slow sad song about ‘That Boy’ … is expressively unusual for its lugubrious music, but harmonically it is one of their most interesting, with its chains of pandiatonic clusters … so natural is the Aeolian cadence at the end of ‘Not a Second Time’ (the chord progression which ends Mahler's Song of the Earth ) … autocratic but not by any means ungrammatical attitude to tonality … the quasi-instrumental vocal...

Jimmy Hendrix

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...1995) added ‘It's funny the way most people love the dead’ before the remark. The pattern of a surge of interest – indeed, increased popularity – after death has been accorded to any number of pop stars who have died relatively young. Elvis Presley in 1977, for example, and John Lennon in 1980 benefited in this way. A graffito following Presley's death – reported in Time Magazine (8 April 1985) – commented: ‘Good career move.’ Compare Vidal...

Opportunity

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes c. 384 – c. 322 bc Greek orator and Athenian statesman Against Leptines 162 We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure. John Dryden 1631 – 1700 English poet , critic , and dramatist Aeneis (1697) dedication She's got a ticket to ride, but she don't care. John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer s and songwriter s ‘Ticket to Ride’ (1965 song) She's got a ticket to ride She's got a ticket to ride she don't care La carrière...

Loneliness

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...see also Solitude The first twinges of existential angst: fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian. Helen Fielding 1958 –   English writer Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) All the lonely people, where do they all come from? John Lennon 1940 – 80 and Paul McCartney 1942 –   English pop singer s and songwriter s ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (1966 song) All the lonely people where do they all come from where do they all come from Only the lonely (know the way I feel). Roy Orbison 1936 – 88 and Joe ...

Musicians

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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...doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead. Arthur Honegger 1892 – 1955 Swiss composer : Je suis compositeur (1951) composer is to be dead composer is to be dead anonymous : Is Ringo the best drummer in the world? john lennon : He's not even the best drummer in the band. John Lennon 1940 – 80 English pop singer and songwriter : attributed best drummer in the band best drummer in the band In the 1960s, the record companies seemed to sign anything with long hair; if it was a sheepdog, so what. Nick Mason 1944 – ...

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