You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
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Source Notes: Lennon Remembers, Jann Wenner, ed., 1970
John Winston Ono Lennon (October 9, 1940 December 8, 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the British rock band The Beatles. His creative career also included the roles of solo musician, political activist, artist, actor and author. As half of the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting team, he heavily influenced the development of rock music, leading it towards more serious and political messages.