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In honor of Lennon’s legendary music, here are some of the greatest numbers from his life and legacy.

Tuesday marks 40 years since music legend John Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment building by a mad fan hours after the former Beatle autographed an album for him.

In years past, fans from all over the world have come from all over the world to sing, leave flowers and remember Lennon at the memorial to him in Central Park in New York City, near where he lived with his wife, artist Yoko Ono, at the time of his death. .

In honor of Lennon’s legendary music, here are some of the greatest numbers from his life and legacy.


The Beatles’ number one hit tally, still the most of any group, according to Billboard. The Fab Four racked up 34 Top 10 hits during their time together. Lennon and his teammate Paul McCartney wrote the majority of the band’s songs.

Of them

The number of number one hits Lennon wrote during his solo career, according to Billboard. He also had eight top 10 hits.

Musician John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono hosted a bed-in for peace in the Presidential Suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel on March 25, 1969 [File: AP Photo]

Two weeks

The length of time that Lennon and Ono organized their “Bed-in for Peace,” an event organized entirely in hotel beds in Amsterdam and Montreal. Lennon devoted much of his later life to peace activism.


How old would the singer-songwriter be today. Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England.

17 055 938

The number of monthly listeners to Lennon’s music on the Spotify streaming music service.

Imagine is his most listened to song with over 306.8 million streams on the platform, followed by the song Happy Xmas (War Is Over), with 235.4 million streams.


The number of views that a new remastered version of Happy Xmas (War is Over) has racked up since it was posted to YouTube on November 20. The video features photos of Lennon and his family as well as the Harlem Community Choir.

Ono shared the video on Twitter, writing it would bring “all the warm haze of the holiday season.”

$ 2.41 million

The price guitar Lennon performed on the Beatles’ debut single, Love Me Do / PS I Love You, picked up from Julien’s Auctions in 2015. The Gibson J-160E went to a bidder who wished to remain anonymous.

A pair of round Windsor glasses that belonged to John Lennon were recently auctioned off by Sotheby’s in September [File: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo]

$ 183,991

The price paid for a pair of Lennon’s signature metal-frame sunglasses from 1968 at a Sotheby’s auction in 2019.

Another pair of Lennon’s glasses went up for auction in September. Windsor round glasses recovered 44,100 British pounds, around $ 59,000, according to Sotheby’s.


The number of times the man who killed Lennon, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole, most recently in August.

In a transcript of that parole hearing, Chapman said he was seeking “fame” by killing Lennon, whom he felt “angry and jealous of” for because of the wealth, the music and the lifestyle. by Lennon, according to ABC News. Chapman remains in prison to this day.


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