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John Lennon

Brief Bio: English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist

Lived: 1940-1980

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“If you'll just rattle your jewelry”

For our last number, I’d like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.

From the comment “Royal Variety Performance in London”

— 4 Nov 1963

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“More Popular than Jesus”

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I’m right and I’ll be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first—rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.

From the interview “London Evening Standard”

— 1966

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Was it better to have a guy who was better than the people I had in? To make the group stronger, or to let me be stronger? Instead of going for an individual thing we went for the strongest format — equals.

From the book The Beatles Anthology

— 2000

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