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