The “smart Beatle” would have been 70 on October 9, 2010. Imagine what music—and the world—would be like if he hadn’t been murdered at the age of 40. To celebrate his genius and the profound effect it’s had on several generations, we offer this special package (click on each of the links below):
A revealing new interview with Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, muse, musical partner and custodian of his legacy.
Our picks of the Top 10 John Lennon songs—add your favorites as well!
A slideshow of rare photos from throughout Lennon’s life.
And a chat with Sam Taylor-Wood, director of the new film about the star’s early years, Nowhere Boy.