John Lennon Thesis Essay

1733 Words Feb 25th, 2011 7 Pages
“My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all” (John Lennon Quotes). John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9, 1940. He was born to Julia and Arthur Lennon but eventually moved and lived with his Aunt Mimi after his parents divorce. Lennon was always drawn into the arts, especially at an older age. Lennon was made into a rock star during his time with the Beatles. Lennon started to drawn attention during his career with the Beatles with some controversial comments. After Lennon’s time with the Beatles, he showed his political activism. He fought against the Vietnam War and …show more content…
It was used at many peace gathering and rebellion concerts. Lennon’s reputation as a fanatical guitarist from The Beatles was changed to the fantastic guitarist who stands for peace. John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s most popular album John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band grew much attention promoting his solo album, Imagine, which was arguably John Lennon’s greatest album. The album and song sparked a revolution of peace during the 1970’s. This song affected so many people because of the important and meaningful lyrics. Imagine is “Rolling Stone’s third best song of all-time” (John Lennon’s Biography). Lennon’s fame grew after the success of this song. He became the top artist of that time period. Lennon kept releasing more hit songs that were about peace, love, and happiness. John Lennon toured the world multiple times while he was in his prime. Lennon’s downfall began in 1976 with the over use of drugs and trouble with his family. He began his addiction with Marijuana, LSD and multiple other drugs. John Lennon did not put out any other songs until 1980. He tried to make his comeback with the album, Double Fantasy. Unfortunately, John Lennon’s comeback was cut short with his murder on December 8, 1980 at 10:50 (John Lennon’s Biography). John Lennon may have died early but his songs will live on forever. John Lennon’s songs did not only affect millions of people in his time period; his songs are still affecting

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