Today in 1980 we lost the legend John Lennon. Founding member of The Beatles, Lennon formed a songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney that became one of the most successful and famous in the history of music. Born in Liverpool, Lennon was in the group the Quarrymen which eventually developed into the Beatles in 1960.
As part of the best-selling group in music history, Lennon wrote or co-wrote many of the band’s biggest hits. His rebellious nature gave his writings, interviews and work a notably acerbic and sardonic wit. After the group broke up in 1970, Lennon embarked on a successful solo career with his wife Yoko Ono. This included the hit 1971 single “Imagine”.
His political activism, particularly in protesting against the Vietnam War, made him a controversial figure; the White House under Richard Nixon engaged in lengthy attempts to deport him.
In 1975 he withdrew from the music business to raise his son, Sean, but returned in 1980 to release the album Double Fantasy, with Yoko Ono. Three weeks after its release he was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside his Manhattan apartment. His death triggered an outpouring of grief on an unprecedented scale throughout the world.
READ ABOUT HIS LIFE STORY IN COMIC BOOK FORMAT. BACK IN PRINT THIS WEEK!
Orbit: John Lennon: John Lennon’s post Beatles life was every bit as amazing as his time as part of the legendary Fab Four. In the upcoming TidalWave comic book, “Orbit: John Lennon,” writer Marc Shapiro looks at those up and down moments that defined this true artist and renissance man’s final years… right up to the moment when the music truly died.
As featured on CNN, Time Magazine, People Magazine, LA Times, Forbes, and MSNBC! Orbit is a comic book biography series that focuses on the people that have made a difference in the world! Read about the world of John Lennon s in comic book form!
The book is now available wherever you can order print books (it is also digital). Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books-a-million and more! It is also WORLDWIDE! ISBN: 9781450784481
ON AMAZON NOW! http://amzn.to/2iEI2D1
#thebeatles #paulmccartney #georgeharrison #ringostarr #beatles #music #love #imagine #rock #art #peace #lennon #macca #beatlemania #yokoono #richardstarkey #rocknroll #vinyl #johnwinstonlennon #bands #60s #liverpool #sirpaulmccartney #classicrock #fabfour #joj #jojharrison #ringo #oasis #greenday