John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued as a solo artist and as Ono's collaborator.
79 years ago today, Richard Starkey was born in a tough neighborhood of Liverpool, England. He grew up to become known as Ringo Starr, the drummer who in 1962 joined John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and.. CBS News - Published