Monday, 22 November 2010

John Lennon on stamps

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To commemorate John Lennon, the legendary musician, singer, and song-writer, Gibraltar issued the stamp series feature his photos and his marriage with Yoko Ono which married in Gibraltar on year 1969.
John Winston Ono Lennon, was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles .Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the sniffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960.Then with Paul McCartney, formed one of the most successful song writing partnerships of the 20th century.
Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adapted as anthems by the anti-war movement.

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Lennon and Ono were married on 20 March 1969.In 1969 they formed The Plastic Ono Band, releasing Live Peace in Toronto 1969.Lennon left the Beatles in September 1969.Lennon embarked on a solo career that would produce the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". The Lennon's album, Imagine (1971), critical response was more guarded. Rolling Stone reported that "it contains a substantial portion of good music" but warned of the possibility that "his posturings will soon seem not merely dull but irrelevant".Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but reemerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.


2 comments:

inspiroHost said...

According to the German Michel Catalog, the current value of each stamp sheet with John Lennon on it is 5.50 Euro. However, the price mentioned in a stamp catalogue is the price you would have to pay if you buy it from a stamp dealer. If you want to sell the stamp to them or while swapping with other collectors, you'll get 30 - 50 % of the mentioned price at the most.

Knoxville movers said...

@InspiroHost - Thanks for the heads-up! Especially useful for newer philatelists :)