John Lennon

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Imagine the world without John Lennon; it's almost inconceivable. I low can one envision a world without the melodies and lyrics of the Man who transformed the way people feel about popular music? John Lennon did not set out to leave an indelible impact on the world. His beginnings were no different from those of thousands of other teenage hopefuls who went from club to club in pursuit of a recording contract. After much hard work, John Lennon and the other members of the Beatles became world famous. But at the pinnacle of his success, Lennon had the courage and vision to move beyond contemporary rock ‘n' roll. He broke away from the most popular group of all time and ultimately emerged as his generation's most influential voice. More than any other contemporary artist, Lennon spoke in a universal language that transcended generational lines, combined musical forums, arid crossed geographical borders. Lennon's inspirational music and his persona provided a vehicle for transcending generational divisions that existed while he was alive and still exist today. During the 1960s and 1970s, when Lennon was an act musician, people of all ages admired and responded to his music. So why so many members of the ‘90s generation heavily influenced by a ‘60s musician? Perhaps it is because Lennon speaks to the inner voice in each of us that questions the status quo and strives for a better world. Today Lennon's music still links his generation to many others. John Lennon was also a unique artist because of his ability to combine musical forms. Not only did he explore new directions in music, but he embraced them, reinventing himself over and over again, despite offending the millions of fans who mourned the breakup of the Beatles. As he matured as a musician, Lennon incorporated classical music into rock ‘n' roll songs. He also added some of the Hindu sound into his corn- positions. Lennon's music expresses the full range of human emotion, from the introspective mood of...
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