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

    #9 Dream - John Lennon with The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (official music video HD)

  • John Lennon biography

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

    "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it." - John Lennon

  • John Lennon albums guide

    John Lennon album covers montage
  • Song of the day

    Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)

    Walls And Bridges cover artworkWritten for his girlfriend May Pang during the Lost Weekend, Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox) was one of John Lennon's most revealing and passionate songs. Read more »

  • John Lennon discography

    John Lennon album covers

  • 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
  • Did you know?

    John Winston Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, England.

  • John Lennon photo gallery

    John Lennon performs Instant Karma! on Top Of The Pops with Plastic Ono Band, 11 February 1970
  • John Lennon and the number nine

    Label of John Lennon's #9 Dream single