John Lennon, who was the man behind the most famous band in the history of rock, The Beatles?
John Lennon, born as John Winston Lennon on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England during the heated German air raid in World War II.
At the age of four, his parents got separated and he ended up growing up with his Aunt Mimi. He lived with his aunt because his father was a merchant seaman and was not always around to take care of him, and was not even present at his son’s birth, and mostly during his childhood.
However, Lennon’s mother, Julia who was remarried at the time often visited John and his Aunt Mimi. She was the one who taught him how to play music, and his first instrument to learn was the banjo and the piano. After she taught him, Lennon became very interested in music, so she bought him his first guitar.
Sadly, his mother was fatally struck by a car that took her life which driven by an off-duty police officer in July 1958. He was devastated and his life would turn around differently as her mother’s tragic passing would become the most traumatic event during his early life.
Lennon, as a young boy, was known as a prankster, and always enjoys getting into trouble. When he became a young adult, he often draws grotesque figures and cripples — that’s when his schoolmaster got this idea for him to enter art school for college because he never had any good grades in school but had showcased his artistic side.
In 1957, he met Paul McCartney and invited him to join his band, and Paul complied. They eventually hit it off and became the most successful songwriting duo in the history of music with the Beatles.