The Beatles took America by storm in the s and are the most commercially successful band of all time. After the break up of The Beatles, Lennon continued writing and performing music, this time with his wife, Yoko Ono. He dealt with deportation problems due to his political views but eventually settled into life as a husband and father in New York City. On December 8th, , Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York. The perpetrator was a former fan. Count your life by smiles, not tears. For the sun, every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
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John did what many aspire to do. He created a movement that was built upon a foundation of love, trust, and peace.
The Words and Music of John Lennon by Ben Urish
It would of great service to the world to remember this in times as these. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.
We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.
I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. All you need is love.
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Love is all you need. Peace and love are eternal. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. You have to do it yourself.
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Not to tell people how to feel. After a brief biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters discuss his incredible body of work album-by-album and single-by-single. A discography and annotated bibliography conclude the book. Despite John Lennon's immense popularity, little attention has been paid to the overall efforts of his work apart from the Beatles. Yet his solo artistry not only illuminates what he gave to the Beatles and what the Beatles experience gave to him , but also constitutes a significant contribution to popular music in general.
Whether expressing emotions, explaining philosophies, protesting social situations, or ruminating on the joys and pains of personal entanglements, few singer-songwriters have been his equal. Although he is often lauded as a spokesperson for his generation, this praise, however intended, is far too limiting.
Lennon was able to transform the intensely personal into the deeply universal as well as the reverse , often with humor and pointed insight. At their core, his songs are simultaneously humanistic and transcendent. And as such, they-and he-continue to be relevant, and will certainly remain a valuable part of our cultural heritage for a long time to come. The Words and Music of John Lennon.