John Lennon would've turned 73 this week (Wednesday). Born John Winston Lennon on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, John Lennon and childhood friend Paul McCartney began writing songs and performing together in Liverpool as teenagers in the 1950s.
That friendship and collaboration would lead to the formation of The Beatles --simply the most successful rock 'n roll band of all-time. Though The Beatles parted ways in 1970, Lennon would go on to write and record some of the most iconic hits of the 1970s.
John Lennon was killed in a senseless act of violence when he was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside his New York apartment on December 8, 1980.
From John Lennon's 1980 album Double Fantasy, here's the video for his smash "Woman" from iHeartRadio: