John Lennon

What words would you use to celebrate John Lennon?

Genius?  Inspired? Artist? Icon? Pacifist? A singer/songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder of The Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music? All of the above?

Whatever words you use, join us here to celebrate his critically acclaimed, iconic, solo album Imagine. Released in September 1971, Imagine exploded to #1 on the Billboard charts and was certified RIAA gold on 10/1/71.

This RIAA White Matte is presented to John Ono Lennon. While there is no provenance that it was actually his award, it is none the less, a rare First Presentation to the artist. Of note, after his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. See More…

John Lennon & Al Coury “Walls & Bridges” Awards Presentation

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Awards presentations are special celebrations that bring talented people together. Here, for Walls and Bridges gold, are John Lennon (famously talented) and Al Coury, a 1970s vice-president of Capitol Records who helped develop the careers of The Beatles, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Glen Campbell, Bob Seger and Linda Ronstadt. ___________________________

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John Lennon “(Just Like) Starting Over” Japanese Platinum 45 Record Award

John Lennon released “(Just like) Starting Over” in October of 1980, just weeks before his murder on December 8th, 1980.  The song rose quickly to number one around the world and was celebrated below with a Japanese platinum award… This award is presented to Geffen Records, the label John chose to re-launch his career after […]

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