John Lennon was an English singer songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With fellow member Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance”, “Working Class Hero” and “Imagine”. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son but re-emerged with Yoko Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and wit in his music, writing, drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to Manhattan in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon’s administration to deport him, while some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture. As of 2012, Lennon’s solo album sales in the United States exceeded 14 million and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth and in 2008 Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a member of The Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to John Lennon. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from John Lennon albums and most notable recordings.