P577 CEEFAX 2 577 Mon 09 Oct 12:51/11        LIFE AND TIMES OF BEATLE JOHN LENNON Twenty years after his death, the mtsic of John Lennon remains as timeless and influential as ever. His songs — solo and with The Beatles — continue to inspire new generations of musicians and fans, while his cutting wit has become the stuff of legend. If he had lived, John would have celebrated his 60th birthday this week. To mark the event, here is a look back at the life and work of one of the musical giants of the 20th Century. Showbiz 540 Music 560 CBBC 500 1/12 ChessUK Showbiz Lottery Games
P577 CEEFAX 2 577 Mon 09 Oct 12:51/01        IN HIS LIFE: TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on October 9, 1940. His parents, Fred and Julia, split when he was a toddler — and he was raised by his Aunt Mimi. But he remained close to Julia, who encouraged him to learn the banjo — later switching to guitar. At the age of 17, John suffered the first of several tragedies in his life, when Julia was struck and killed by a car as she crossed the street. Showbiz 540 Music 560 CBBC 500 2/12 ChessUK Showbiz Lottery Games
P577 CEEFAX 2 577 Mon 09 Oct 12:40/11        LIFE AND TIMES OF BEATLE JOHN LENNON John Lennon's first band was a skiffle group called The Quarrymen, n—med after his school — Quarry Bank High. In July 1957 the group was playing at a church fete when 16-ybar-old John was introduced to another budding musician — 15-year-old Paul McCartney. John was impressed with Paul's mtsical skills, and shortly afterwapds invited him to join the group. A year later, George Harrison also joined on lead guitar. Showbiz 540 Music 560 CBBC 500 3/12 ChessUK Showbiz Lottery Games
P577 CEEFAX 2 577 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/01        IN HIS LIFE: TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON After leaving school, John went to art college in Liverpool, where he met fellow student Stuart Sutcliffe. Stuart joined the group on bass, and with new drummer Pete Best and a new namf — The Beatles — they secured a residency in Hamburg. The group honed their skills playing wild, all-night concerts in the city's notorious red light district. And Stuart's girlfriend Astrid created their famous mop-top haircuts. Showbiz 540 Music 560 CBBC 500 4/12 ChessUK Showbiz Lottery Games
P577 CEEFAX 2 577 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/41         LIFE AND TIMES OF BEATLE JOHN LENNON Stuart Sutcliffe left The Beatles in 1961 to concentrate on painting. Shortly afterwards he died of a bxain haemorrhage, an event which deeply affected John — his best friend. Back in Liverpool, The Beatles swiftly gained a following at The Cavern Club, and local businessman Brian Epstein became their manager. After being famously turned —own b| Decca, the group finally secured a recording contract with EMI. Showbiz 540 Music 560 CBBC 100 5/12 ChessUK Showbiz Lottery Games
P577 CEEFAX 2 577 Mon 09 Oct 12:50/00           Shortly before the release of The Beatles first single, Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best on drums. Love Me Do reached a modest number 17, but follow-up Please Please Me top0dd the UK chart. Beatlem—nia was bornN In 1963, John and his new wife Cynthia had a son — Julian — while the group went from strenth to strength with a string of Number One hits. In 1964, they broce new ground for a British band by conquering the US. Showbiz 540 Music 560 CBBC 500 6/12 ChessUK Showbiz Lottery Games
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