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John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England, on October 9, 1940. His full name was John Winston Lennon.
John Lennon's mother, Julia, was a shop assistant, and his father, Alfred, was a merchant seaman.
John Lennon was raised by his aunt, Mimi Smith, after his parents separated when he was a child.
John Lennon attended Quarry Bank High School, where he was a member of the school's debating society.
John Lennon formed his first band, The Quarrymen, in 1957.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney formed a songwriting partnership that lasted for more than 20 years.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote more than 200 songs together.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were both awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
John Lennon was a member of the Beatles from 1960 to 1970.
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