Died Today (December 8th): John Lennon (1940–1980)

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John Lennon (1940–1980)

Born: October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: December 8, 1980 (age 40) in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Yoko Ono (20 March 1969 – 8 December 1980) (his death) (1 child)
Cynthia Lennon (23 August 1962 – 8 November 1968) (divorced) (1 child)

My life with the Beatles had become a trap… I always remember to thank Jesus for the end of my touring days; if I hadn’t said that the Beatles were ‘bigger than Jesus’ and upset the very Christian Ku Klux Klan, well, Lord, I might still be up there with all the other performing fleas! God bless America. Thank you, Jesus.

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular than Jesus now – I don’t know which will go first, rock and roll or Christianity.

Here I am in my Hansel and Gretel house, famous…

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