John Lennon. What more is there to say really? The name itself is enough to stir emotions in his countless fans across the globe. Whether one thinks of his time with the world’s most famous band, his hugely successful solo career, his path as an activist or his well-publicised love life with Yoko Ono, the man lived an existence the rest of us can only sit back and admire.
There are no singer/songwriters who have found the level of success as both a band member and as a solo artist as the late great John Lennon. The Liverpudlian helped form the legendary band, The Beatles. For a decade the “Fab Four” dominated the charts in both England and America. To date they boast the highest level of sales in the U.S. with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act.
After the band’s break-up, Lennon continued his musical success as a solo artist. His works included many anti-establishment messages as he now became a frontman for the peace movement. His song “Imagine” is still regarded as one of the best songs of all time and it is easy to figure out why when one listens to the haunting lyrics.
Not only did Lennon gain massive amounts of fame through his talents as both a songwriter and a singer, but so too through his image. From the trendy suites he sported with The Beatles to his more relaxed and militant wardrobes he wore in later years, he fast became a fashion icon. Perhaps the most famous item he wore was his Round Metal RB3447 Ray-Ban sunglasses.
These famous, small framed, round sunglasses are now synonymous with John Lennon himself. John’s oblong face shape ensured he could look good with just about any pair of glasses or sunglasses he chose to wear. His signature Round Metals sat comfortably on his famous face, moulding an image that would stick in the minds of fans for decades to come. A truly talented man and an icon for the ages.