John Winston Ono Lennon, born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a songwriting partnership that is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century.
Jean Patchett by Irving Penn, Vogue UK cover, June 1950. "Black and white - more brilliant than colour; symbolic of a black andwhite season. Wide, round, level hat by Lilly Dache. Silk organdiecoat-dress: Larry Aldrich. Scarf by Kimball" (Vogue)