- John,1940–80, English singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Beatles.
- John (Ono), original name John Winston Lennon. 1940–80, English rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Beatles (1962–70). His subsequent recordings, many in collaboration with his wife Yoko Ono, include “Instant Karma” (1970), Imagine (1971), and Double Fantasy (1980). He was shot dead by a demented fan