John Lennon’s birthday

John Winston Ono Lennon, (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles and, with Paul McCartney, formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
He was born and raised in Liverpool, and became involved in music since he was a teenager, his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. The group became extremely successful. However, some years later it broke up because of differences among its members. After the breaking up of The Beatles, Lennon launched a solo career that transformed him into one of the greatest musicians of all times. Some of his best albums include John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and his most iconic songs are "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine".
Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, on film, and in interviews, and became controversial through his work as a peace activist. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him. His songs were adapted as anthems by the anti-war movement. He disengaed himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, Lennon reemerged in 1980 with a comeback album, Double Fantasy, but was murdered three weeks after its release.
Lennon's solo album sales in the United States alone stand at 14 million units,
and as performer, writer, or co-writer he is responsible for 27 number one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. On his birthday on October 09, 2010, Google, in the form of a google doodle, changed its logo to a movie version, to commemorate his achievements.
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True or False?
  1. John Lennon's full name is John Winston Lennon.
  2. He was born in England.
  3. He grew up in Liverpool.
  4. His first band was called The Beatles.
  5. He started his solo career before The Beatles broke up.
  6. He always lived in England.
  7. He never stopped his music career.
  8. His ideas made him a controversial figure.
  9. He agreed with the Vietnam War.
  10. He was murdered in 1981.
  11. On October 9, 2010 John Lennon would have been 70 years old.
  12. To commemorate his birthday, Google changed its name.


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