Seventy years ago, today, on October 9, 1940, John Lennon was born. Forty years and almost two months later, he was tragically killed in front of his apartment building in New York City. One of the greatest songwriters of all time, his music with The Beatles (and beyond) helped develop rock music into what it is today. Albums like Sgt. Pepper’s, The White Album, and Abbey Road are some of the greatest musical offerings of all time, and Lennon was no small part of that.
He was, without a doubt, one of the most important musicians of the 20th century and maybe of all time. Despite his his death 30 years ago, and The Beatles’ breakup ten years before that, their music continues to be just as important as it was when it was released.
So, to remember this great man, fantastic musician, and unbelievable songwriter, check out the songs, and remember John Lennon.
The Beatles – Dear Prudence
The Beatles – Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
The Beatles – Across The Universe