Artist Countdown: John Lennon Top 20 Hits 10pm ET

 

John Ono Lennon, MBE, born John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Together with Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine”. After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to raising his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.

1   (Just Like) Starting Over
2   Woman
3   Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
4   Power to the People
5   Watching the Wheels
6   Give Peace a Chance
7   Stand by Me
8   Imagine
9   Mind Games
10   Mother
11   Nobody Told Me
12   Whatever Gets You thru the Night
13   Cold Turkey
14   #9 Dream
15   Woman Is the Nigger of the World
16   Love
17   Borrowed Time
18   I’m Stepping Out
19   Jealous Guy
20   Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him

 

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