John Lennon

Born: October 9, 1940; Died: December 8, 1980; British

How Did He Promote Peace?

John Lennon promoted peace in several different ways. He would write songs about how the world should be peaceful, and imagine what life would be like if it was peaceful instead of wars. Some of songs were "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine." Another way he promoted peace was through "bed-in's." He and his wife, Yoko Ono, would stay in bed for an entire week. They did this on several occasions. Once after their marriage in March 1969, and again in that same year in June 1969.


-He created songs that brought awareness to war and segregation.

-He refused to play for a segregated crowd and actually got it "mixed." } 1964

"Awareness" Songs

His songs "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine" are awareness songs.

Price Paid

He became a target to the government and President Nixon. The U.S. government attempted to kick John Lennon out of the United States.

Pictures of Lennon


"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."

"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."

-John Lennon

Peace throughout the world was John's motto.

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