He built an independent career as a restaurant manager, eventually founding the Fatty Arbuckle's chain of restaurants. John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (9 October 1940 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music.
He and fellow member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group would ascend to worldwide fame during the 1960s. He was born as John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, where he became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. In 1957, he formed his first band, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles in 1960. Lennon began to record as a solo artist before the band's break-up in April 1970; two of those songs were "Give Peace a Chance" and Instant Karma!" Lennon subsequently produced albums that included John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and songs such as "Working Class Hero", "Imagine" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over). After he married Yoko Ono in 1969, he added "Ono" as one of his middle names. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the album Double Fantasy. He was shot and killed in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building three weeks after the album was released. The needs are so urgent that we are now organizing a fund raiser and have many rare and wonderful items to sell. We thank you for your support. The item "John Lennon Owned & Worn Shirt Gifted to Pete Shotton With Letter & Photo Proof" is in sale since Wednesday, November 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists B\Beatles\Other Beatles Memorabilia". The seller is "lovetohelp2017" and is located in North Brunswick, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.