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CAIRO – 9 October 2017: “Peace is not something you wish for; it is something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.”- John Lennon
The musician and songwriter John Lennon was the founding member of the rock band, The Beatles. Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, and passed away on December 8, 1980.
Lennon was inspired by Elvis Presley’s explosion into rock music, which led him to create a band called Quarry Men (named after his school). On July 6, 1957, Lennon met Paul McCartney at a church fete, and later invited McCartney to join his group.
Lennon and McCartney formed one of the most successful partnerships in songwriting and music history.
“That Will Be the Day” was the first recording by Buddy Holly in 1958.
When Buddy Holly asked them to change the band's name, Lennon settled on "The Beatles."
In 1969, Lennon left the band and launched his solo career.
In 1970, he took a break from music to concentrate on his family and help raise his son.
● At the age of 5 he was expelled from school for misbehaving.
● He was a big fan of Elvis Presley.
● Without his glasses, Lennon would have been legally blind.
● His favorite color was green.
“You may say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one. I hope someday you will join us. And the world will live as one.”