"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the '60s, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal."

  • Born John Winston Lennon on Oct. 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England. Died Dec. 8, 1980, in New York City
     
  • John Lennon's first solo release, 1969's "Give Peace A Chance" was recorded with his wife Yoko Ono while he was still in the Beatles and garnered worldwide attention and commercial success. He had his first No. 1 solo hit with 1973's "Whatever Gets You Through The Night," which featured vocal and keyboard contributions from Elton John. Released in 1970, Plastic Ono Band was his first Top 10 album.
     
  • Lennon earned his first career GRAMMYs for Best New Artist and Best Performance By A Vocal Group for Hard Day's Night as a member of the Beatles. He earned posthumously earned his only solo GRAMMY for Album Of The Year for Double Fantasy, which was released just weeks before his death in 1980.
     
  • Lennon never performed at a GRAMMY Awards show, but did serve as a presenter. He and Paul Simon presented Record Of The Year at the 17th GRAMMY Awards in 1975. 
     
  • Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" was written during his honeymoon with Yoko Ono, when the couple was staging a "bed-in for peace," in which they submitted to interviews without ever leaving their hotel room bed.
     
  • Lennon was honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991, and posthumously again in 2014 as a member of the Beatles. In addition to the 15 Beatles works in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, Lennon has one solo work in the Hall: "Imagine," which was inducted in 1999.
     
  • In 2011 Lennon's complete artistic legacy was celebrated at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live's John Lennon: Songwriter exhibit. Artifacts on display included several of his guitars, handwritten lyrics, his Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band costume, and his signature round wire-framed eyeglasses.
     
  • Lennon gave a great deal of his money to charities but rarely publicized his donations. He staged many benefit concerts, usually aimed at supporting world peace. He headlined the 1969 Toronto Peace Festival and played a 1972 benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden to raise money for mentally handicapped children.

 

John Lennon

"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the '60s, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal."

  • Born John Winston Lennon on Oct. 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England. Died Dec. 8, 1980, in New York City
     
  • John Lennon's first solo release, 1969's "Give Peace A Chance" was recorded with his wife Yoko Ono while he was still in the Beatles and garnered worldwide attention and commercial success. He had his first No. 1 solo hit with 1973's "Whatever Gets You Through The Night," which featured vocal and keyboard contributions from Elton John. Released in 1970, Plastic Ono Band was his first Top 10 album.
     
  • Lennon earned his first career GRAMMYs for Best New Artist and Best Performance By A Vocal Group for Hard Day's Night as a member of the Beatles. He earned posthumously earned his only solo GRAMMY for Album Of The Year for Double Fantasy, which was released just weeks before his death in 1980.
     
  • Lennon never performed at a GRAMMY Awards show, but did serve as a presenter. He and Paul Simon presented Record Of The Year at the 17th GRAMMY Awards in 1975. 
     
  • Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" was written during his honeymoon with Yoko Ono, when the couple was staging a "bed-in for peace," in which they submitted to interviews without ever leaving their hotel room bed.
     
  • Lennon was honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991, and posthumously again in 2014 as a member of the Beatles. In addition to the 15 Beatles works in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, Lennon has one solo work in the Hall: "Imagine," which was inducted in 1999.
     
  • In 2011 Lennon's complete artistic legacy was celebrated at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live's John Lennon: Songwriter exhibit. Artifacts on display included several of his guitars, handwritten lyrics, his Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band costume, and his signature round wire-framed eyeglasses.
     
  • Lennon gave a great deal of his money to charities but rarely publicized his donations. He staged many benefit concerts, usually aimed at supporting world peace. He headlined the 1969 Toronto Peace Festival and played a 1972 benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden to raise money for mentally handicapped children.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for John Lennon

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Wins
Lifetime Achievement Award
(lifetime Achievement Award)
 
Nominations
Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Recording
Heart Play (Unfinished Dialogue) (Album)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Double Fantasy
Nominations
Record Of The Year
(Just Like) Starting Over (Single)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Double Fantasy (Track)
 
Wins
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Let It Be
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Let It Be
Song Of The Year
Let It Be
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Let It Be
Best Contemporary Song
Let It Be (Single)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Abbey Road (Album)
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By A Group
Abbey Road
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Yellow Submarine
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Hey Jude
Album Of The Year
Magical Mystery Tour (Album)
Song Of The Year
Hey Jude
Best Contemporary-Pop Performance, Vocal Duo Or Group
Hey Jude
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Contemporary Album
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nominations
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Contemporary Group Performance (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Or Instrumentalist(s)
A Day In The Life (Album)
 
Wins
Song Of The Year
Michelle
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Revolver (Album)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Help!
Song Of The Year
Yesterday (Single)
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
Help!
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television Show
Help! (Motion Picture) (Album)
Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance - Group (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Help!
 
Wins
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
A Hard Day's Night
Best New Artist Of 1964
Nominations
Record Of The Year
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Song Of The Year
A Hard Day's Night (Single)
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or Television Show
A Hard Day's Night (Motion Picture) (Album)
Best Rock & Roll Recording
A Hard Day's Night

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