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56 Years Ago: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney

The first time John Lennon met Paul McCartney, Lennon was about ready to go onstage with his band the Quarrymen. One of the group members knew McCartney from school, so he introduced him to his bandmates. Lennon was 16; McCartney was 15. It was July 6, 1957, and the most significant meeting in rock history was about to go down.

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1965 Ferrari 330GT Belonging to John Lennon Going Up For Auction

John Lennon got his driver’s license just after The Beatles had become the biggest band in the world. So it’s probably not a surprise that his first ride was a little fancier than yours.

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40 Years Ago: John Lennon Ordered to Leave the US by Immigration Authorities

On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by US immigration authorities to leave the United States. He was given 60 days to do so. The reason given for the deportation stemmed from his conviction in 1968 in England for possession of marijuana; however, as we now know, it had more to do with the Nixon administration's general fear of Lennon, his political views and his influence. Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, was, however, granted permanent residence at the time.

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Yoko Ono Urges New Gun Control Laws

Since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980, his widow Yoko Ono has devoted herself to campaigning for stricter gun control legislation -- so it's only fitting that yesterday (March 21), Ono celebrated what should have been their 44th wedding anniversary by issuing a poignant reminder of what's at stake in the ongoing battle over our interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Top 10 John Lennon Love Songs

The generalized argument when discussing the Beatles' principal songwriters is that Paul McCartney wrote the ballads, and John Lennon penned the rockers. Upon closer inspection of Lennon’s impressive discography, it’s obvious that Lennon could write a beautiful sentiment with the b

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Multiple John Lennons Involved in Brazilian Crime Wave

John Lennon was known for having more than his fair share of brushes with the law while he was alive, but this is ridiculous.

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New Film ‘Imagines’ a Life Inspired by John Lennon

Classic rockers are featuring quite a bit in the plots of movies these days. Last month, 'Not Fade Away,' a film about New Jersey teenagers inspired by the Rolling Stones to form a band, opened in theaters. This spring will see the beginning of production on 'Imagine,' in which a musician receives a letter of encouragement from John Lennon.

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Album Signed by John Lennon for Killer Up For Sale

We realize this piece of news borders on tasteless, but one of the most macabre pieces of rock memorabilia in history is for sale. NME is reporting that the copy of John Lennon's 1980 album 'Double Fantasy' that he signed for Mark David Chapman hours before the ex-Beatle was killed by Chapman, is being auctioned off. And it is of a sad coincidence that this news arrived on the anniversary of that tragic event.

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Yoko Ono Launches New John Lennon-Inspired Fashion Line

Yoko Ono demonstrated that she is every bit as talented at fashion design as she is in her musical pursuits with the launch of her new John Lennon-inspired fashion line on Tuesday night (Nov. 27) in New York City.

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John Lennon, George Harrison and Elvis Presley on List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

It's often been said that death can be the ultimate career move. But for our most iconic celebrities, the money can keep rolling into their estate long after they've gone. A new list from Forbes tracks the top-earning dead celebrities, with some classic rockers placing high on the list.

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Colombian Drug Lord Had Awful John Lennon Statue

As one of the founders of the infamous Medellin drug cartel, Carlos Lehder holds a distinct, if unintentional, place in rock history. However, it has recently been discovered by Buzzfeed that Lehder has returned the favor to the rock world in a cringeworthy manner. Apparently, he erected an awful statue of John Lennon in the courtyard of a German-themed resort he owned in Pereira, Colombia in the early-1980s.

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John Lennon Lashes Out at Paul McCartney in Newly Published Letter From 1971

Today (Oct. 9) would have been John Lennon's 72nd birthday, and with it comes the publication of a new book, 'The John Lennon Letters.' the publication contains nearly 300 letters written by Lennon during his lifetime, giving an unfiltered and uncensored look at one of the most written-about figures of the past 50 years.

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