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John Lennon was considered many things: a peace (Credit: BPI File Photo)

John Lennon was considered many things: a peace activist, a black-humored satirist, an FBI antagonist, and, almost without fail, a musical seer, according to the John Lennon Anthology, 1998: John Lennon.

John Lennon through the years

Photos of singer John Lennon through the years.

John Lennon was considered many things: a peace
(Credit: BPI File Photo)

John Lennon was considered many things: a peace activist, a black-humored satirist, an FBI antagonist, and, almost without fail, a musical seer, according to the John Lennon Anthology, 1998: John Lennon.

A tender moment between John Lennon and his
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A tender moment between John Lennon and his son.

Singer and songwriter John Lennon on the roof
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Singer and songwriter John Lennon on the roof of his apartment building, the Dakota, in New York City on Feb. 25, 1975. He was shot to death by Mark David Chapman five years later in front of that building.

An iconic shot of John Lennon taken in
(Credit: Photo by Bob Gruen)

An iconic shot of John Lennon taken in 1974, in New York City where he resided until his murder.

Former Beatle John Lennon performs during a charity
(Credit: AP File Photo, 1972)

Former Beatle John Lennon performs during a charity concert to benefit children with Down syndrome, at Madison Square Garden.

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John Lennon in a 1969 photo. The former
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John Lennon in a 1969 photo. The former Beatle was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980 as he entered his apartment building, where he lived with his wife Yoko Ono.

This photograph of Yoko Ono and John Lennon
(Credit: AP File Photo, 1969)

This photograph of Yoko Ono and John Lennon entitled "Bed-In for Peace," was taken at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. It was released in New York in October 2000, as part of "YES Yoko Ono," a retrospective of Ono's work in New York.

John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono on
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John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono on their wedding day on March 21, 1969.