John Lennon
John Lennon

John Lennon

About John Lennon

Out of all the Beatles, John Lennon had the most interesting -- and frustrating -- solo career. He was capable of inspired, brutally honest confessional songwriting and melodic songcraft; he also had a tendency to rest on his laurels, churning out straight-ahead rock & roll without much care. But the extremes, both in his music and his life, were what made him fascinating. Where Paul McCartney was content to be a rock star, Lennon dabbled in everything from revolutionary politics to the television talk-show circuit during the early '70s. He was tragically assassinated outside of his New York apartment building in December 1980. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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