You make your own dream. That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story. That's what I'm saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.
John Lennon


  • John Lennon videos

    How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5 & 6, Raw Studio Mix Out-take) - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band

  • John Lennon biography

    John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe in Hamburg, 1960
  • He said he said…

    "Sean didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride." - John Lennon

  • John Lennon albums guide

    John Lennon album covers montage
  • Did you know?

    Sean Lennon was born on his father John's 35th birthday, 9 October 1975.

  • Song of the day

    (Just Like) Starting Over

    (Just Like) Starting Over cover artworkJohn Lennon's comeback release from 1980's Double Fantasy album, (Just Like) Starting Over was a 1950s-style rock 'n' roll song which became his final single in his lifetime. Read more »

  • John Lennon discography

    John Lennon album covers
  • John Lennon and the number nine

    Label of John Lennon's #9 Dream single

  • Album of the month

    John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

    John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album coverWith confrontation of various demons, a demolition of The Beatles' legend, and at times a painfully honest account of a troubled man struggling to deal with a reality he couldn't change, John Lennon's first solo album saw him strip away layers of defence and artifice, leaving his most raw, direct and heartfelt collection of songs. Read more »

  • John Lennon songs guide

    Detail from John Lennon's Shaved Fish album artwork
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    • John Lennon photo gallery

      John Lennon performs Instant Karma! on Top Of The Pops with Plastic Ono Band, 11 February 1970