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and John Lennon

Pop/rock music

  • created in 1950s
  • very popular in 1960s and 1970s
  • softer and more accessible
  • electric bass, bass, drums, keyboard and synthesiser
  • 4 features :
- focus on songwriting- concise song form- high-quality lead vocals- driven by guitars and drums

John Lennon

  • English singer, songwriter and musician
  • 1940-1980
  • One of the most popular artists of the 20th century
  • The founder of the Beatles
  • Solo musical career --> most famous for his song "Imagine"

Imagine

Written by himself and his wife Yoko Ono.

A world without borders, without countries, without religions and without any reason to kill or die for a case.

It came out in 1971

During the Vietnam war .

It sends a message of peace to everyone around the world.

"Imagine all the people living life in peace, You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one"

Pacific song

Utopian song

Live in peace

Important values such as fraternity and compassion.

  • In 1999 : Grammy Awards

  • In 2002 : classified 2nd favorite single of the British by the Guiness World Records

  • In 2004: 3rd best song / 500, by the Rolling Stone magazine

  • In 2006 : best song of all time in Australia

Music and society are strongly linked. John Lennon wanted to make the population react and try to change their behaviour to live in a better world

Imagine's success :

Thanks for your attention

https://www.glasgowcityofmusic.com/musique/imagine-john-lennon/

https://www.nostalgie.fr/artistes/john-lennon/actus/john-lennon-imagine-de-nouveau-l-hymne-de-la-paix-333298

https://www.masterclass.com/articles/pop-rock#5sWBmDkgdxndMlZpe2dvZw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_rock

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon