October 9, 1940 a genius was born. He was not only the founding and leader of the Beatles he actually had a very good solo career. Sure many people dont believe that his solo career was very good, but listen to the song "Imagine" and I am sure that you will agree with me. John Lennon wrote along with Paul McCartney for 95 percent of the Beatles songs(The percent is just a guess). John lennon wrote the most rememberable Beatles Some for those of you who dont like the Beatles and haven't heard there songs I will tell you some of the titles. I am the walrus(John), Hey Jude(Paul), Come together(John), Strawberry Fields Forever(John), ect. If you dont know these songs by the title you should serch them on youtube. I am sure you will know them. The Beatles are the greatest band ever(my opinion) and John Lennon is there greatest songwriter ever(once again, my opinion). John Lennon was a genius and his genius will live on for hundreds to come. As a member of the beatles he was know of the witty one. As a solo artist he was just the hippie. He is an idle for peace and he is a war activist. Why Mark David Chapman would shoot someone like John Lennon knowone knows, today we need someone like John Lennon. John Lennon is the Best Songwriter Ever.