A black and whit photograph of John Lennon.
John Lennon is an English singer and songwriter who was not only a member of the world renowned Beatles, but was also a solo artist and political activist. Lennon was born and raised in Liverpool, England where he eventually formed a pop/rock band that would become the Beatles. After the break-up of the Beatles in 1970 Lennon began composing and recording solo albums.
He also made albums with Yoko Ono. John Lennon, even when he was still with the Beatles, was known for his quick wit and interesting and thought provoking lyrics. Some of his most popular solo pieces include “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance.” These two songs also tie into John Lennon’s political activism and his antiwar stance. As a result of Lennon and Yoko’s activism Richard Nixon attempted to deport the artist for many years during Vietnam.