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Colombian Drug Lord Had Awful John Lennon Statue

As one of the founders of the infamous Medellin drug cartel, Carlos Lehder holds a distinct, if unintentional, place in rock history. However, it has recently been discovered by Buzzfeed that Lehder has returned the favor to the rock world in a cringeworthy manner. Apparently, he erected an awful statue of John Lennon in the courtyard of a German-themed resort he owned in Pereira, Colombia in the early-1980s.

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John Lennon Lashes Out at Paul McCartney in Newly Published Letter From 1971

Today (Oct. 9) would have been John Lennon's 72nd birthday, and with it comes the publication of a new book, 'The John Lennon Letters.' the publication contains nearly 300 letters written by Lennon during his lifetime, giving an unfiltered and uncensored look at one of the most written-about figures of the past 50 years.

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John Lennon’s Tooth Used in New Sculpture

We find the oddest uses for things now and then don’t we. Just ask Alberta dentist Dr. Michael Zuk, who purchased a tooth, from the mouth of John Lennon, for over $32,000. The doc’s sister, artist Kirsten Zuk, has used a piece of the molar in a clay sculpture of the famed Beatle.The tooth was bought at a Stockport, England auction in November.

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Queen, Beatles + John Lennon Lead U.K. Survey to Determine ‘Favorite No. 1 Single’

Rock history has provided us with many great songs, but which is the best? That’s what the folks at the U.K. Official Charts Company are determined to find out.

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Black Oak Arkansas’s Jim ‘Dandy’ Mangrum Recalls Being Interrogated After John Lennon’s Death

John Lennon, Elvis Presley and Waylon Jennings all told Jim ‘Dandy’ Mangrum of Black Oak Arkansas to keep rocking like he’d been doing. The legends appreciated the loud, in-your-face style he brought to the stage, even (or especially) if he did upset more proper institutions.

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Cee Lo Green Angers Fans by Imagining Different John Lennon Lyrics

Cee Lo Green is known for doing his own thing, from feathered costumes and defying gravity to dropping the f-bomb in every chorus of his biggest hit. But when the soulful singer changed lyrics to John Lennon‘s legendary ‘Imagine,’ fans felt like it was a ‘F— You’ to the former Beatle‘s message.

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Meet the John Lennon Spectacles Man [VIDEO]

John Lennon is certainly iconic in the music world, and that impact is truly worldwide, as evidenced by a park in Havana, Cuba called John Lennon Park. Fidel Castro named the park, located in the Vedado district, and commissioned a life-sized statue of Lennon. Since the statue was unveiled 11 years ago, there has only been one problem-John's glasses keep getting stolen.  So, what did the Cuban government do? They hired a "spectacles man" whose job it is to place spectacles on the statue, when anyone comes by to see the art work.  Check it out.

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John Lennon Inspired Steve Jobs to Strive for Perfection

John Lennon‘s creativity and work ethic didn’t just help ensure the Beatles‘ music was legendary, it also inspired Apple’s recently deceased co-founder Steve Jobs to strive for perfection within his company, according to an authorized biography of the visionary by Walter Isaacson.

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John Lennon’s Son Sean Leads Occupy Wall Street Protesters in Song

The Occupy Wall Street movement got a little entertainment from the son of a Beatle earlier this week when Sean Lennon descended on the encampment with some friends to offer up an inspiring revolutionary ditty for the masses. What did the son of John Lennon, and his buddies perform: ‘Power to the People?’ Nope. ‘Imagine?’ Not exactly. Try Madonna’s ode to unhindered capitalism, ‘Material Girl.’

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This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More
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This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England (More info)

1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States (More info)

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Young People Don’t Know Who The Beatles Are [VIDEO]

And now for something that will make you feel really old: The blog, I Hate Young People, recently took to the streets to quiz our nation's youngsters on their knowledge of The Beatles. The results: Well, let's just say they could use a little 'Help!'.

Not only had they never heard of the "Fab Four," most couldn't even name one member of the band, let alone one of its songs. In fact, one interviewee mistook John Lennon for John Legend.

Check out the horrifying video after the jump; and for all you youngsters out there reading this, here is a list of every single Beatles song ever released, you know, just in case.

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