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* GenerationXerox: John Lennon was deeply hurt by his father's lack of a presence in his life and how his conception was accidental. His first son Julian Lennon was produced in an unplanned pregnancy with Cynthia Powell and he was largely absent from Julian's life which left Julian deeply traumatized. Julian decided he had to break this cycle of abuse by not having children himself out of fear that he would end up becoming like his own father.

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* GenerationXerox: John Lennon was deeply hurt by his father's lack of a presence in his life and how his conception was accidental. His first son Julian Lennon was produced in an unplanned pregnancy with Cynthia Powell and he John was largely absent from Julian's life which left Julian deeply traumatized. Julian decided he had to break this cycle of abuse by not having children himself out of fear that he would end up becoming like his own father.



* Hypocrite: John Lennon was notorious for promoting love and peace while being abusive to his first wife and son. It was so blatant that he even pointed this out himself. Julian Lennon has sharply criticises his father of his hypocrisy numerous times throughout his life.

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* Hypocrite: John Lennon was notorious for promoting love and peace while being abusive to his first wife and son. It was so blatant that he even pointed this out himself. Julian Lennon has sharply criticises criticised his father of his hypocrisy numerous times throughout his life.


* GenerationXerox: John Lennon was deeply hurt by his father's lack of a presence in his life and how his conception was accidental. His first son Julian Lennon was produced in an unplanned pregnancy with Cynthia Powell and he was largely absent from Julian's life which left Julian deeply traumatized. Julian decided he had to break this cycle of abuse by not having children in case he would end up becoming like his own father.

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* GenerationXerox: John Lennon was deeply hurt by his father's lack of a presence in his life and how his conception was accidental. His first son Julian Lennon was produced in an unplanned pregnancy with Cynthia Powell and he was largely absent from Julian's life which left Julian deeply traumatized. Julian decided he had to break this cycle of abuse by not having children in case himself out of fear that he would end up becoming like his own father.


* CrazyJealousGuy: "Run for Your Life" (for The Beatles) and "Jealous Guy". He later regretted writing "Run for Your Life" due to the highly sexist lyrics (in which he threatens to kill a girlfriend if she's unfaithful).

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* CrazyJealousGuy: "Run for Your Life" (for The Beatles) and "Jealous Guy". He later regretted writing "Run for Your Life" due to the highly sexist lyrics (in which he threatens to kill a girlfriend if she's unfaithful). John Lennon was also a CrazyJealousGuy to his then-girlfriend Cynthia Powell. Such as in one instance when he slapped her across the face (causing her head to hit a wall), after watching her dance with Stuart Sutcliffe.


* Hypocrite: John Lennon was notorious for promoting of love and peace when he was abusive to his first wife and son. It was so blatant he pointed this out himself. He was sharply criticised by his first son Julian Lennon for his hypocrisy.

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* Hypocrite: John Lennon was notorious for promoting of love and peace when he was while being abusive to his first wife and son. It was so blatant that he even pointed this out himself. He was sharply criticised by his first son Julian Lennon for has sharply criticises his hypocrisy.father of his hypocrisy numerous times throughout his life.

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* GenerationXerox: John Lennon was deeply hurt by his father's lack of a presence in his life and how his conception was accidental. His first son Julian Lennon was produced in an unplanned pregnancy with Cynthia Powell and he was largely absent from Julian's life which left Julian deeply traumatized. Julian decided he had to break this cycle of abuse by not having children in case he would end up becoming like his own father.


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* Hypocrite: John Lennon was notorious for promoting of love and peace when he was abusive to his first wife and son. It was so blatant he pointed this out himself. He was sharply criticised by his first son Julian Lennon for his hypocrisy.

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* DisappearedDad: He had very little presence in the life of his first son Julian Lennon and didn't even include him in his will.


* TheMan: From "New York City"--If the man wants to shove us out[=/=]We gonna jump and shout[=/=]The Statue of Liberty said, "come!"


* GrowOldWithMe: Title to one of the last songs he ever wrote. [[FunnyAneurysmMoment He wrote it five weeks before his assassination]].

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* GrowOldWithMe: Title to one of the last songs he ever wrote. [[FunnyAneurysmMoment [[HarsherInHindsight He wrote it five weeks before his assassination]].


* ContemptibleCover: ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo1TwoVirgins'', which featured John and Yoko completely nude.


* BiggerThanJesus: The {{Trope Namer|s}}, although John [[BeamMeUpScotty didn't actually say it]]. His actual BlasphemousBoast in 1966 was a claim that the Beatles were "''more popular'' than Jesus," which passed without notice in his native England (where the decline in church attendance he was talking about was a well-known phenomenon), then landed him and his bandmates in big trouble when the quote was reprinted ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_popular_than_Jesus out of context]]) in the staunchly Christian and comparatively conservative America.

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* BiggerThanJesus: The {{Trope Namer|s}}, although John [[BeamMeUpScotty didn't actually say it]]. His actual BlasphemousBoast in 1966 was a claim that the Beatles were "''more popular'' than Jesus," which passed without notice in his native England (where the decline in church attendance he was talking about was a well-known phenomenon), then landed him and his bandmates in big trouble when the quote was reprinted ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_popular_than_Jesus out of context]]) in the more staunchly Christian and comparatively conservative America.American DeepSouth (for comparison, the interview was published in its entirety in ''The New York Times'' a few weeks before the controversy erupted and drew nary a complaint).


* TheBully: He was notorious for being this in his school years. Although gradually mellowing out as he matured, throughout his whole life he would always carry nasty shades of it.



* DeadGuyJunior: Named his elder son Julian after his mother Julia.



* DisappearedDad:
** Lennon had a distant and often neglectful relationship with his oldest son Julian, who's been quite open about being closer to [[ParentalSubstitute Paul [=McCartney=]]] than his own father. The song "Hey Jude" was written by [=McCartney=] to console Julian over his parents' divorce and Lennon's perpetual absence.
** In addition, Lennon's father Alfred "Alf" Lennon was never around much in his childhood, later dismissed when showing up at the NEMS offices with a journalist in 1964, and a few weeks after seeing his dad's portrait, he got back in touch with his dad, telling Cynthia "Alright Cyn, he's a bit 'wacky' like me". He was solely raised by his mother and aunt, and his mother Julia Lennon (neé Stanley) was killed in 1958 when hit by an off-duty constable with a learner's permit.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: He didn't get his driver's license until he was twenty-five and was generally regarded as the worst driver in the Beatles. He gave up driving after an accident in Scotland on July 1, 1969.



* {{God}}: [[StrawNihilist "is a concept by which we measure our pain."]]



* HistoryRepeats: When John saw for the first time a picture of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuda_Zenjirō Yasuda Zenjirō]], who was Music/YokoOno's great-grandfather, he supposedly said "[[{{Reincarnation}} that's me in a former life]]", to which she responded "don't say that. [[TemptingFate He was assassinated]]".



* IconicOutfit: The green army jacket. and granny glasses (whether dark or regular)

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* IconicOutfit: The green army jacket. jacket and granny glasses (whether dark or regular)regular).



* MaleFrontalNudity: See ContemptibleCover above.

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* MaleFrontalNudity: See ContemptibleCover above.''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo1TwoVirgins'', which featured John and Yoko completely nude.



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: One guess where [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Winston]] came from.



* RaceFetish: He divorced his English wife for the Japanese Yoko Ono. He even dated a Chinese American woman named May Pang (who was his and Ono's assistant) when he and Ono briefly separated.



* SignificantBirthDate: John Lennon (1940) and his youngest son Sean (1975) were both born on October 9. John had turned 35 years old when Sean Ono Lennon was born in 1975.


* DisappearedDad: Lennon had a distant and often neglectful relationship with his oldest son Julian, who's been quite open about being closer to [[ParentalSubstitute Paul [=McCartney=]]] than his own father. The song "Hey Jude" was written by [=McCartney=] to console Julian over his parents' divorce and Lennon's perpetual absence.

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* DisappearedDad: DisappearedDad:
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Lennon had a distant and often neglectful relationship with his oldest son Julian, who's been quite open about being closer to [[ParentalSubstitute Paul [=McCartney=]]] than his own father. The song "Hey Jude" was written by [=McCartney=] to console Julian over his parents' divorce and Lennon's perpetual absence.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Shaved Fish'' in his lifetime. ''The John Lennon Collection'', ''Lennon Legend'', ''Power to the People: The Hits'' and others after his death.

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: GreatestHitsAlbum:
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''Shaved Fish'' in his lifetime. ''The John Lennon Collection'', ''Lennon Legend'', ''Power to the People: The Hits'' and others after his death.



* GriefSong: "Mother" and "My Mummy's Dead," which respectively open and close his album ''John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band''. Later, his death inspired several, including his old [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] bandmate Music/GeorgeHarrison's "All Those Years Ago," released five months after Lennon was killed. Music/RingoStarr also played drums and Music/PaulMcCartney, along with [[Music/{{Wings}} Linda McCartney and Denny Laine]], sing backing vocals on the single, which reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard chart.

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* GriefSong: GriefSong:
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"Mother" and "My Mummy's Dead," which respectively open and close his album ''John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band''. Later, his death inspired several, including his old [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] bandmate Music/GeorgeHarrison's "All Those Years Ago," released five months after Lennon was killed. Music/RingoStarr also played drums and Music/PaulMcCartney, along with [[Music/{{Wings}} Linda McCartney and Denny Laine]], sing backing vocals on the single, which reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard chart.



* IAmTheBand: Lennon's Plastic Ono Band.

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* IAmTheBand: IAmTheBand:
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Lennon's Plastic Ono Band.



* LighterAndSofter: While ''Imagine'' does have "Gimme Some Truth," "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier" and "How Do You Sleep?", that Lennon could go in a year from singing "The dream is over the dream is over" in "God" to singing "You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one" in "Imagine" suggests that he got ''something'' out of his system.

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* LighterAndSofter: LighterAndSofter:
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While ''Imagine'' does have "Gimme Some Truth," "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier" and "How Do You Sleep?", that Lennon could go in a year from singing "The dream is over the dream is over" in "God" to singing "You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one" in "Imagine" suggests that he got ''something'' out of his system.



* ProtestSong: Many. ''Some Time in New York City'', in fact, was basically an entire protest album. Lennon's strident advocacy during this period helped make ''Some Time in New York City'' a critical and commercial failure.
** He learned the lesson and later protest songs like "Bring on the Lucie (Freeda People)" from ''Music/MindGames'' work better in pop song terms.

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* ProtestSong: Many. ''Some Time in New York City'', in fact, was basically an entire protest album. Lennon's strident advocacy during this period helped make ''Some Time in New York City'' a critical and commercial failure.
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failure. He learned the lesson and later protest songs like "Bring on the Lucie (Freeda People)" from ''Music/MindGames'' work better in pop song terms.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "How Do You Sleep?", from 1971's ''Imagine'', directed toward Music/PaulMcCartney at the depth of their mutual hatred. A response to Paul's "Too Many People" from ''Music/{{Ram}}'', released earlier the same year. (The two buried the hatchet a few years later.)

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
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"How Do You Sleep?", from 1971's ''Imagine'', directed toward Music/PaulMcCartney at the depth of their mutual hatred. A response to Paul's "Too Many People" from ''Music/{{Ram}}'', released earlier the same year. (The two buried the hatchet a few years later.)



* WordSaladLyrics: "I Am the Walrus," "What's the New Mary Jane," "[[Music/AbbeyRoad Come Together]]," "Sun King," "Give Peace a Chance," the chorus to "#9 Dream." Amusingly, "I Am The Walrus" became an example of this trope solely to spite people who he felt were over-analyzing Beatles lyrics.
** To an extent, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

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* WordSaladLyrics: "I Am the Walrus," "What's the New Mary Jane," "[[Music/AbbeyRoad Come Together]]," "Sun King," "Give Peace a Chance," the chorus to "#9 Dream." Amusingly, "I Am The Walrus" became an example of this trope solely to spite people who he felt were over-analyzing Beatles lyrics.
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lyrics. To an extent, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."Diamonds" as well.


* SillyLoveSongs: The inspiration behind the {{Trope Namer|s}}. John criticised Music/PaulMcCartney for writing "silly love songs"... and so Paul wrote a song with that exact title.

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* SillyLoveSongs: SillyLoveSongs:
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The inspiration behind the {{Trope Namer|s}}.Namer|s}}[[invoked]]. John criticised Music/PaulMcCartney for writing "silly love songs"... and so Paul wrote a song with that exact title.


He left The Beatles in late 1969 to focus on his solo career with his wife Music/YokoOno. Around this time he became notorious and controversial for his political and peace activism; his criticism of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar resulted in a three-year attempt by the [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] administration to deport him. In 1975, Lennon left the music business to raise his infant son Sean, before returning in 1980. At the end, on December 8, 1980, Lennon was shot dead outside the Dakota apartments in New York City shortly after completing a recording session. He was 40 years old.

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He left The Beatles in late 1969 to focus on his solo career with his wife Music/YokoOno. Around this time he became notorious and controversial for his political and peace activism; his criticism of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar resulted in a three-year attempt by the [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] administration to deport him. In 1975, Lennon left the music business to raise his infant son Sean, before returning in 1980. At the end, on December 8, 1980, Lennon was shot dead outside the Dakota apartments in New York City shortly after completing a recording session.session by LoonyFan Mark David Chapman. He was 40 years old.

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