John Lennon; an Inspiration

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Amin Mahabir
COMM 200 Z1
30 October 2012
John Lennon; an Inspiration

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”(John Quincy Adams)This is the type of inspirational leader John Lennon was. Lennon loved musical technology and was extremely important in bringing certain techniques to the front. In the 1960s, the Beatles helped influence the way music was recorded. The band had a strong impact on the evolution of sound, including techniques such as audio feedback, sampling, Artificial Double Tracking, and the use of multi-track recording machines. John Lennon was a musical master and would spend countless hours in the studio experimenting with new ideas. Lennon was not only a musical master, but also an inspirational figure of his time. John Lennon’s torch of inspiration has been passed down through his actions/words and his music. Lennon states that life is about happiness, and also violence is never the answer. In addition, he also says that no matter how much good you do in life people just want to make you look ruthless. After his death, his message still lives on in the minds of many people, including me. There is no question that John Lennon's overall message remained 32 years after his death; "life is happiness”. “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”(John Lennon) In his statement, he justifies that happiness is the meaning of life; we should all be happy when we grow up. Because of Lennon’s inspirational message, it helped me understand life a little better. The summer of 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War protest movement, Lennon wrote and recorded a song simply titled “Give Peace a Chance.” The song became an international hit and inspired a large collection of anti-war protests in the late 1960s and early 1970s. At this time in...