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Imagining the perfect world

CS brings you some trivia on the English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of The Beatles:

John Lennon

>> His mother bought him his first guitar in 1956, an inexpensive Gallotone Champion acoustic for which she ‘lent’ her son five pounds and ten shillings

>> The band O.A.R. (of a revolution) wrote ‘Dakota’ off of their album ‘Stories of a Stranger’ in his memory

>> After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon

>> His ‘In my Life’ was played at the funeral of Kurt Cobain

>> In 2001 the Liverpool Airport was renamed the John Lennon Airport after him

>> He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 

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