John Lennon Rolls-Royce Phantom V comes to London for 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Rolls-Royce are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by bringing John Lennon’s colourful Rolls-Royce ‘Phantom V’, back to london.
Currently owned by the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada, the ‘John Lennon Phantom V’ will join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – a Rolls-Royce exhibition, at Bonhams on New Bond Street.
The exhibition is open from 29th July to the 2nd August. Via: designboom
More Info: www.press.rolls-roycemotorcars.com
About the artist
In the vibrant tapestry of musical history, one name shines brightly—John Winston Ono Lennon, an English luminary who left an indelible mark as a singer, songwriter, musician, and ardent peace advocate. Born in Liverpool on October 9, 1940, Lennon soared to worldwide fame as the founder and co-songwriter of the iconic Beatles.
From the skiffle craze of his youth to the formation of The Quarrymen in 1956, which later evolved into the Beatles in 1960, Lennon’s journey was nothing short of a revolution. Often hailed as “the smart Beatle,” he played a pivotal role, gradually ceding leadership to Paul McCartney.
Lennon’s creative genius extended beyond music into writing, drawings, and film. His partnership with McCartney remains the most successful in the history of songwriting. The Beatles’ early years witnessed rock and pop-oriented hits, but it was in the latter half of their career that Lennon’s compositions took an experimental turn, marking a period of unparalleled innovation.
Amidst the 1960s counterculture, Lennon’s anthems like “All You Need Is Love” became rallying cries for the anti-war movement. In 1969, he embarked on a solo career, forming the Plastic Ono Band with his second wife, Yoko Ono. This era yielded avant-garde albums and international hits like “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine.”
Relocating to New York City in 1971, Lennon’s outspoken criticism of the Vietnam War led to a three-year deportation attempt by the Nixon administration. A brief separation from Ono from 1973 to 1975 saw Lennon producing Harry Nilsson’s album “Pussy Cats” and collaborating with Elton John and David Bowie on chart-topping hits.
After a five-year hiatus, Lennon returned to music in 1980 with the Ono collaboration “Double Fantasy.” Tragically, three weeks after its release, he was murdered by a misguided Beatles fan, Mark David Chapman.
Lennon’s impact is immeasurable, with 25 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Double Fantasy” won the 1981 Grammy for Album of the Year. In 2002, he was voted the eighth Greatest Briton by the BBC, and Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer and 38th greatest artist of all time.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (as a Beatle in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1994), Lennon’s legacy endures as a symbol of artistic brilliance and a champion of peace.