Thirty-nine years ago, the rock ‘n’ roll idol and peace activist, John Lennon, was shot by a deranged fan outside of his home. The event shocked the entire world and deeply saddened millions of fans. Indisputably, Lennon was a talented singer-songwriter who left his mark on the music world as the founder and co-leader of what many regard as the greatest rock band of all time. On the other hand, the British musician was also a complex human being. His hunger for love, knowledge, and adventure makes him a fascinating character. In order to honor his life and legacy, we invite you to read 18 intriguing facts about the Liverpudlian rocker.