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John Lennon Notes   Who is John Lennon?Born in wartime England on October 9, 1940, Lennon was destined to be a transformative figure in the anti-war movement. Lennon was a nonconformist in many ways, as a young boy he was known as a prankster, or class clown, and wasn’t afraid to break the rules. This took an affect on him and his reputation towards his peers. He had a powerful musical influence and fought with the government and took no chances to stop what impact he wanted to create. He is best known for co-founding and starting the Beatles, first as “he Quarrymen”, in which they struggled with criticism because producers believed they ” Didn’t have the talent, and guitar music was on its way out”. But now this band is most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. Sadly, on the 8th of December 1980, Lennon was murdered by a shot wound bound by a crazy fan named Mark David Chapman in the entrance of his Dakota building.What were some bumps in the road?Lennon struggled with deportation orders with his wife Yoko Ono, every time he was ordered out of the country his lawyer would delay the process and file an appeal. John dealt with immigration problems for around 4 years. During the stressful conflict with the government Yoko (Lennon’s wife) was dealing with an unsuccessful search for her kidnapped daughter.  They had plenty of disappointment with their political activities, and the negative response to their recent recordings all added onto Lennon.                     Battles with the GovernmentThroughout many years of John’s life he was asked to leave the USA. Whether it was supposedly due to the “possession of marijuana”  we now know, it had more to do with the Nixon administration’s general fear of Lennon, his political views and his influence. Lennon was under surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation “FBI”  for several years just due to his political activism. Why? President Richard Nixon was worried that Lennon could affect his chances at being re-elected.The year of 72′ was the first people at the age of 18 were able to vote. Younger people tended to lean more towards anti-war views, so Lennon certainly had the power to convince them into the political process. The idea was a musical tour intended to mobilize the new youth vote against the administration. It would follow Nixon’s campaign stops across the country, concluding with a three-day festival in Miami, where the Republican National Convention would be taking place. But because the FBI was tapping Lennon’s phones and following him around, it never got past the discussion stage, and Lennon was soon forced into a different fight with the government. His beliefs and strong statements on peace and love that tended to disagree with people with political power were the main reasons he had issues with the government and immigration. The BeatlesI’m sure many of you know of the worldwide-known band “The Beatles”. First started as “The Quarrymen”, plenty of critics were against their genre in music. But with little support Lennon carried the band on. The Beatles were soon discovered by Brian Epstein in 1961 at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where they were performing on a regular basis. As their new manager Epstein secured a record contract with EMI. After that was there were plenty of bumps along the road, the band went through hardship due to their music, the lyrics weren’t like other songs. Producing a message many fans and other listeners were shocked. It was new and good to some, but too personal for others. Then after Epstein died of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills on August 27, 1967, the band went through a huge blow out.  McCaurtney ( another member)  was set leader of the band and they followed after him. This caused conflict with Lennon in which he is very independent and likes his way. The breakup was a long process throughout the period 1968 to 1970l. It was started by rumours of a split and comments by the Beatles themselves regarding the future of the group. Although in September 1969 John Lennon privately informed the other Beatles that he was leaving the group, there was no public acknowledgement of the break-up until Paul McCartney announced on the 10th of April, 1970, he was leaving the Beatles.There were numerous causes for the Beatles’ break-up. It was not a single event but rather a long debate, including the sessions of tours in 1966, and the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in 1967. Conflict arose from differences in artistic vision. Both George Harrison and Ringo Starr temporarily left the group at various points during 1968–1969 and all four band members had begun working on solo projects by 1970 as they all realised the likelihood the band would not regroup.PoemJohn Lennon brought peace,ignoring others judgement,follow your hearts voice.Quotes”Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon”Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.” – John Lennon”A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon”Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon”There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” – 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.”  – John Lennon                                          TimelineOctober 9, 1940: Born in Liverpool to Julia Stanley and Alfred Lennon during a blitzkrieg attack. 1956: Julia buys John a mail-order guitar. He subsequently forms his first band, the QuarrymenNovember 1, 1961: Record store manager Brian Epstein is introduced to the new group The Beatles.February 1964: The Beatles begin their first American tour, playing on The Ed Sullivan Show and at The Coliseum in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York City. August 29, 1966: The Beatles give their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. November 9, 1966: John meets Yoko Ono at a preview of her art show, Exhibition #2, at London’s Indica Gallery. September 1, 1967: John composes “I Am the Walrus.” He is using LSD regularly at this time in his life. May 1968: John and Yoko record experimental sounds all night after dropping acid.  October 18, 1968: John and Yoko are arrested for possession of marijuana. March 20, 1969: John and Yoko are married on Gibraltar. March 25-31, 1969: John and Yoko stage a “bed-in” for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton to celebrate their marriage. September 1, 1969: John returns his MBE in protest of Britain’s support of the Vietnam War.  March 1972: John begins a four-year fight against deportation. April 1973: John and Yoko buy an apartment in the Dakota Building on Central Park West and W. 72nd St. October 5, 1975: U.S. Court of Appeals overturns John’s deportation order. July 26, 1976: John’s application to remain in the United States as a permanent resident is approved  December 8, 1980: John Lennon is assassinated outside the Dakota. January 1994: John is inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.  Sources :