John Lennon is a name that cannot be erased from memory. This musical legend helped create classic songs like Hey Jude, Let It Be, Stand By Me, Yesterday and Don’t Let Me Down. His songs touched hearts all over the world. He was a member of the legendary group ‘The Beatles’ along with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Lennon had a wonderful songwriting partnership with Sir Paul McCartney which came to the forefront during ‘The Beatles’ glory days of the 20th century.
He made his mark in history as not just a member of ‘The Beatles’ but also as an excellent solo artist. His own songs Working Class Hero and Give Peace a Chance also became iconic. However, he met his demise on December 8, 1980 when he was shot by a crazy fan- Mark David Chapman.
Lennon’s Parents – Alfred Lennon and Julia Stanley
John Lennon was born to Alfred Lennon and Julia Stanley. His father, Alfred, was a sea merchant. When he was four years old, his parents separated and John’s custody was given to aunt Mimi Smith, who was Julia’s sister.
His mother Julia got pregnant once more and married the father of her second child. But she continued to visit John, gave him his first guitar and even taught him how to play the banjo. When Julia was struck dead by a car in July 1958, little John was left traumatized and grief stricken.
Lennon’s Siblings – Ingrid Marie Pedersen, Julia Baird, Jacqueline Dykins (Step Sisters), David Henry Lennon, Robin F Lennon (Step Brothers)
Julia Stanley had a daughter with a Welsh soldier named Williams. Her daughter was originally named Victoria Elizabeth, but was given up for adoption and later renamed Ingrid Marie Pedersen. After Victoria was born, Julia started living with John ‘Bobby’ Dykins and had two daughters with him- Julia Baird and Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Dykins.
Alfred Lennon married Pauline Jones and had two sons with her- David Henry Lennon and Robin Francis Lennon.
Lennon’s Spouse – Cynthia Powell, Yoko Ono
1) Cynthia Lennon: John Lennon and Cynthia Powell met at the Liverpool College of Art where they both studied. They dated for a while and upon learning that she was pregnant, he married her. They both had affairs very shortly after their wedding day and filed for divorce.
2) Yoko Ono: She is a Japanese avant garde artist, singer, film maker and peace activist. Yoko miscarried with John in 1968, and a year later they got married in Gibraltar. Lennon changed his name to John Ono Lennon in 1969.
Children of John Lennon
1) John Charles Julian Lennon
He is the son of Lennon and Cynthia. He is a British musician.
2) Sean Taro Ono Lennon
He is the son of Lennon and Yoko Ono. He is an American musician and composer.
John Lennon’s Net Worth
According to Forbes, John Lennon’s net worth is estimated at $12 million.