Musician John Lennon
John Lennon was born October 9, 1940. Lennon and Paul McCartney made up what is widely considered one of the best songwriting partnerships in musical history. When asked what the best lyrics he ever wrote was, Lennon replied, "That's easy. 'All you need is love.'"
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Before The Beatles there was Lennon's first band, The Quarrymen. (0:39)
"Beatlemania" came to the U.S. in 1964 with the band's first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. (1:53)
Lennon released four solo albums between 1972 and 1975. (4:02)