John Lennon Autograph
John Lennon autographs are in great demand. Lennon was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the fifth-greatest singer of all-time. He was certainly one of the most prolific and successful musicians in the history of rock and roll. His partnership with Paul McCartney led to many popular songs that are considered iconic by many musical experts.
Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. His father sent checks to his family while he was away on business. Finally, in February 1944, his father left his family and the checks stopped coming. It would be another twenty years before he would see his father again. His mother was struck and killed by a car when Lennon was 17 years old.
Lennon's first musical band was The Quarryman, formed when Lennon was 15 years old. Songs recorded by the band are rare and highly collected. At their second performance, Lennon met Paul McCartney and convinced him to join the band. His next group was the legendary Beatles. George Harrison joined the band as background singer and lead guitar player. The band broke into the America scene with their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City on February 4, 1964. From that point on, the band rose to the peak of rock and roll stardom. Lennon NYC is one of John Lennon's most popular releases on DVD.
In 1968 the Beatles formed Apple Corps. Apple Corps consisted of a number of subsidiaries including Apple Records. Checks from Apple Corps were signed by individual members of the Beatles. In a few rare instances, both Paul McCartney and John Lennon signed individual checks. Checks bearing both of their signatures are coveted by autograph collectors.
Lennon became attached to musician Yoko Ono in the mid 1960s. They were married on March 20, 1960. Together they composed and recorded music in the studios in New York City. They also formed the John Lennon/Yoko Ono Plastic Band that was critically acclaimed. After a breakup lasting about one and one-half years, they reconnected. Yoko accompanied Lennon back to the Dakotas late in the evening on December 8, 1980, when Lennon was shot and killed by a deranged fan. Only hours before, Lennon had provided the assassin his John Lennon autograph on the Double Fantasy album cover. Our article describing the story behind John Lennon's Last Autograph is located on this website.
Lennon often signed his name for autograph seekers and in his books with a self-caricature depicting himself with round eyeglasses. Lennon signed this check to Apple Records, the recording company of the Beatles. This sharp looking John Lennon autograph check reproduction would look great on your wall or in your album.
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