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John Lennon

     John Lennon was a great song writer and musician. He played the rhythm guitar, the piano, and sang. He was in the most popular group in the history of rock music. In 1959, John founded this group, called The Beatles.
     The original Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best.
     Brian Epstein became the manager of the Beatles in 1961. Epstein made many changes in the group. John rebelled and did not want to "package" and
"clean up" the group in order to please fans. These changes were made anyway despite John's protests.
     The Beatles had signed a
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Four weeks later, The Beatles held the top five music singles in America at the same time.
     John was influenced by many things in 1965-1966 such as psychedelia, marijuana, and Bob Dylan. Many felt that these years were the best song writing years of John Lennon's life.
     1966---The Beatles had been touring for over four years, and they, especially John were tired of it. John wanted to spend more time with his wife,
Cynthia, and his song, Julian. At one time, they had to do 32 concerts in 19 days. On their next album, Beatles For Sale, the material reflected how unhappy
John and Paul were with life on the road. Songs like "I'm a Loser" and "No
Reply" spoke of depression and the frenzy of life in the spotlight. John once said, "It's like we're four freaks being wheeled out to be seen, shake our hair about, and get back into our cage afterwards."
     The Beatles felt that they needed to work only in the studio now. So, on August 29, 1966, The Beatles performed their last live performance ever at
Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
     Almost a year later, Brian Epstein, the Beatles Manager was found dead in his apartment of a suicidal overdose. This caused many problems for the group. John later admitted that "The Beatles were finished when