The History And History Of The Quarrymen By John Lennon

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Register to read the introduction… The other members of the band were Nigel Wally, and Ivan Vaughan. They played along to popular songs that they heard on the radio, and when they could not make out the words, they just made up their own. In 1957 Vaughan introduced Lennon to Paul McCartney, and McCartney later joined the Quarrymen (Gottlieb 99). In 1958 McCartney introduced Lennon to George Harrison, and he later joined the band. 1960 was a big year for Lennon; this was when his band finally became The Beatles. Stu Suttcliffe joins the band as a bass player, and Richard Starkey, also known as Ringo Starr, is introduced to Lennon. Stu Suttcliffe didn't like the way that Lennon ran the band, and he soon quit. It would not be until 1962 when Pete Best is fired, that Ringo officially became their drummer. This is when they became The Beatles that everyone knows and …show more content…
They called this John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band. He released countless albums with the Plastic Ono Band, but most of them failed to break into the top ten. John was extremely annoyed over his unsuccessful singles, so as protest, he sent his MBE, member of the British Empire, back. He protested his unsuccessful singles, England's involvement in Biafra, and America's involvement in Vietnam. The MBE is a very prestigious, award that is bestowed upon very few English men and women, by the Queen herself, usually because of outstanding services to the country. Each member of The Beatles received an MBE. In 1994, John Lennon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for the Plastic Ono Band (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1). Since The Beatles where already inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lennon became the first person to be inducted …show more content…
Mark David Chapman approached Lennon, and asked him for an autograph. When Lennon went closer, Chapman pulled out a gun and shot Lennon four times. When police found Chapman, he was standing in the same place he was when he shot Lennon. He was carrying a revolver with two bullets in the chamber, 14 hours of Beatles music, and a copy of Catcher in the Rye. Oddly enough in the movie Conspiracy Theory, Mel Gibson's Character always carried a copy of Catcher in the Rye. In the autopsy it was found that the four bullets caused massive internal bleeding. Lennon died shortly afterwards, of shock and loss of blood. His official time of death was pronounced 11:15pm, October 8th, 1980. On December 14th Yoko Ono called for 10 minutes of silence for the memory of John Lennon (Great events IV

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