|Text on Button||JOHN LENNON ROCK 'N' ROLL YOU SHOULD'A BEEN THERE...|
Black background with white and red text and the EMI logo very small.
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This button is to promote John Lennon's 1975 album Rock'N'Roll. The advertising campaign behind the album focused on the phrase "you should'a been there". The album features a number of older songs (50s/60s rock) done with Lennon's own twist, the popular single being "Stand By Me". The album was reasonable successful and was released with mixed reviews.
John Lennon is most well known for his political activism in the United States and his role as guitar and vocalist for the English Rock group "The Beatles". Lennon died at the age of 40 where he was the victim of an assassination. He is fondly remembered and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone's 5th Greatest Singer of All Time and 38th Greatest Artist of All Time, BBC's 8th Greatest Briton, and holds two spots on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Lennon is survived by his second wife and music partner, Yoko Ono, and children Sean Lennon & Julian Lennon who also are musicians.