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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 ...

Lennon, John

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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94 words

..., John ( 1940–80 ) English singer and songwriter , a member of The Beatles . Lennon co-wrote the vast majority of The Beatles' songs with Paul McCartney , and appeared in the band's films and in How I Won the War ( 1967 ). He published In His Own Write ( 1964 ) and A Spaniard in the Works ( 1965 ). A major figure in the peace movement, he married Yoko Ono ( 1933 – ) in 1969 . His solo albums include Imagine ( 1971 ) and Double Fantasy ( 1980 ). On December 8, 1980 , Lennon was shot dead by Mark Chapman in New York...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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...will be best remembered. ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night’ (a duet with Elton John from Walls and Bridges ) was Lennon's only post-Beatle record to top the charts in the USA. In 1975 , after a long battle, Lennon was granted legal residency in the USA, and Yoko gave birth to their son (with Elton John as godfather). Thereafter Lennon became virtually a recluse for five years, concentrating on being a father. Just as he and Yoko were about to resume a public career, Lennon was murdered by a psychopath on the steps of his apartment...

John Lennon

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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51 words

...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....

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2014
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Quotations
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150 words

...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....

John Lennon

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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166 words

...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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2018
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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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2011
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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 …’...

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Jonas Westover

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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245 words

... Elton John and David Bowie . By 1975 , Lennon decided to take a break from the industry, not producing another record until just before he was killed in 1980 . Bibliography H.A. Goldman : The Lives of John Lennon (Chicago, 2001) B. Harry : The John Lennon Encyclopedia (London, 2000/ R ) P. Norman : John Lennon: the Life (New York, 2008) Jonas...

Lennon, John Anthony

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James Chute

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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547 words

..., John Anthony ( b Greensboro, NC , 14 Jan 1950 ). Composer . He studied at the University of San Francisco (BA 1972 ) and the University of Michigan (MM 1975 , DMA 1978 ), where his composition teachers included william hugh Albright , Eugene Kurtz , George Wilson , and leslie Bassett . He has taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( 1977–94 ), and Emory University ( 1994 –). Among his awards are the Prix de Rome ( 1980 ), a Guggenheim Fellowship ( 1981 ), a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst residency ( 1986 ), and grants from...

John Lennon 1940–80 and Paul McCartney 1942– 

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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Quotations
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295 words

...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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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
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326 words

...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.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
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283 words

...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

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
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994 words

...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...

Lennon John

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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2,991 words

...John Lennon's Eyes (A Personal Sketchbook) , John Lennon . Cadence Books (USA).1993. In His Own Write , John Lennon . Jonathan Cape (UK).1964. The Penguin John Lennon , John Lennon . Penguin (UK).1966. The Playboy Interviews With John Lennon And Yoko Ono , John Lennon . New English Library (UK).1982. Search For Liberation: A Conversation Between John Lennon And Swami Bhaktiredant , John Lennon . Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (USA).1981. Skywriting By Word Of Mouth , John Lennon . Harper & Row (USA) Pan Books (UK).1986. A Spaniard In The Works , John Lennon ....

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
62 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
91 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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44 words
Lennon, John - Imagine

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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110 words

..., John - Imagine John Lennon’s magnificent solo debut, although powerful, did not have the universal commercial appeal of this album. Lennon veered from spitting anger in ‘How Do You Sleep?’, ‘Give Me Some Truth’ and cruel humour with ‘Crippled Inside’, yet the man was capable of intense romanticism as highlighted in ‘Jealous Guy’ and ‘Oh My Love’. Those who resented Lennon for his part in the Beatles break-up, finally relented and began to love him again with this collection. The title-track will stand as a classic of popular song and one that should be...

Lennon, John - Shaved Fish

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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133 words

..., John - Shaved Fish Once again the age of CD has surpassed this 1975 release with The John Lennon Collection , but at the time it was novel to have a greatest hits record from an ex-Beatle, such was his talent. His appalling death in 1980 prompted an uncomfortable jump in sales of his back catalogue, and a reissue of many of the hits contained herein. His anthems seemed to come alive when we came to terms with the reality of losing him. And he was right all along - just read the titles out aloud to yourself. John Lennon was a difficult man, sometimes...

Lennon, John - Mind Games

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
189 words

..., John - Mind Games On this disc, Lennon tackled his usual messages including love (of Yoko and mankind in general), peppy optimism in the face of dire circumstances and humorous observations of crazy times and conditions. The breadth of his interests had always been gargantuan and somehow when Lennon switched between the global focus of the title track to the personal ‘Yoko (I’m Sorry, I’m Sorry, Yoko)’, he convinces us that these sentiments are not all that far apart. The playful, sexy ‘Tight As’ is a jaunty rock-a-billy number reminding us that Lennon...

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