Today the Liverpool Press is looking back at one of its favorite sons, John Lennon, who was born on this date in 1940. The local paper explored its archives to share snapshots from throughout the legendary artist's life.

For more ways to celebrate the anniversary of John Lennon's birth, check out this Examiner roundup of Lennon-related events.

Recommended listening:
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon - Imagine
John Lennon/Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
The Beatles - "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
The Beatles - "Tomorrow Never Knows"
The Beatles - "Dear Prudence"

What're your favorite Lennon compositions and performances? Tell us in the comments!