John Lennon is a British singer, songwriter, and political activist. He was born on October 9th, 1940 in Liverpool, England. The problem solving and expertise theory applies to English musician Lennon from his 20 plus years of domain-specific expert knowledge in live vocal performance, guitar, and piano with the Beatles. It is Lennon’s ability to overcome unfavorable outcomes while launching his solo career and has expressed a creative cognitive approach to formulate successful compositions throughout his lifetime.
The problem solving and expertise theory applies to Lennon because he has shown early signs of experience playing music with Paul McCartney during his teenage years until his death. According to Biography.com, Lennon met Paul …show more content…
According to Kozbelt, Aaron, et al., such problems, like writing a symphony or designing a house, have goals and operators that are not pre-specified and that admit multiple "goodenough" solutions, rather-than one "correct" answer (33). Lennon’s creative process can be further analyzed to match the theory from his opinion in the Rolling Stones interview with Jonathan Cott. In the interview, Lennon says, “it is there. It's like abstract art really. It's just the same really. It's just that when you have to think about it to write it, it just means that you labored at it. But when you just say it, man, you know you're saying it, it's a continuous flow. The same as when you're recording or just playing, you come out of a thing and you know "I've been there" and it was nothing, it was just pure, and that's what we're looking for all the time, really (“John Lennon: The Rolling Stone Interview”). In Lennon’s interview, he explains writing a song is abstract and there are several steps into creating an end product of a composition. Lennon’s ability to view a song as a continuous flow has connected to the theory’s view of having more than one correct answer to a
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“He helped shape the agenda of the sixties – socially and politically, no less than musically” (“John Lennon”). John Lennon was extremely influential to the world during his lifetime, and mainly during the sixties. He fueled many movements with his strong willed beliefs in peace and happiness. The actions and music of John Lennon drastically altered how many people viewed the world around them during the sixties and throughout his entire life.
On the night of Dec. 8th, 1980 – the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins were locked in a 13-13 tie with only seconds left in the 4th Quarter. What should have been an exciting finish to a close game suddenly became unimportant; as Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford struggled to find the words to broadcast the information they had just been given.
The sixties and seventies were a time of war, peace and revolution, with “hippies” leading anti-war movements, and protests happening across the nation due to the administration of Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War. John Lennon originally a member of The Beatles, became a star in the anti-war subculture, and a hero to many, not only for his musicianship and the Beatle-mania that was spread across the country but for being a voice of the people. The Beatles were at the time, the voices of their generation and eventually became a product of their generation, with their songs highlighting the issues of the time. Even with the disbanding of The Beatles in 1969, Lennon continued to be a force in the culture, with his wife Yoko Ono and himself taking a prominent role in the media and movement against the war.
I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twisted in order to make sense in the prank, but after an explanation, the clues are perfectly coherent.
The features and boundaries of pilgrimage have been debated by scholars (Badone and Roseman 2004a, Cohen 1992, Eade and Sallnow 1991, Morinis 1992, Reader and Walter 1993; Timothy and Olson 2006). Although this paper cannot evaluate Strawberry Fields as a place of pilgrimage in the absence of fieldwork, Kruse (2003) suggested the possibility. In light of this possibility, and the centrality of the ethos of peace activism to Lennon memorials, the definition of pilgrimage formulated by Alan Morinis (1992, 4), may be appropriate: “the pilgrimage is a journey undertaken by a person in quest of a place or a state that he or she believes to embody a valued ideal.” This definition of pilgrimage is suitable for understanding the motivation of participants to attend memorial events because, as demonstrated in this paper, many participants come to celebrate Lennon in the context of his peace activism.
“Imagine” by John Lennon, released in 1971, was one of the most influential, and important songs of the last 50 years. This track was viewed as his final statement on religion after many years of confusing mixed signals (WND). Lennon constantly calls upon the power of Imagery to appoint his ideas throughout the song, hence the title. Imagery is the formation of figures, ideas, and mental images through diction (Dictionary.com). Many of the ideas Lennon creates are supported, and even inspired by real life events. In John Lennon's “Imagine”, he uses the power of Imagery and applicable real life events to portray an idealistic Utopia.
Beatles principle #1 teaches us that being a selfish glory seeker may not be the best path to achieve success. The book uses the example of a young John Lennon making the decision to partner with Paul McCartney, even though Paul’s musical talents were more developed than John’s. John could have simply ignored Paul, and continued being the center of attention in his own band. John realized early on that by spreading the spotlight, and including Paul, the two of them had a much better chance at achieving success, than John did by himself (Stainton, 2008).
It all started in Liverpool, England where four members brought their dynamic lyrics and amazing musical beats to the world. As soon as you say the word “Beatles,” everyone knows that they were an extremely popular band who paved the way for modern day Rock n Roll. People either grew up listening to their songs, know of the band, or they are still riding on the “Beatlemania bus.” Before taking this class, I knew a moderate amount of information on the Beatles. It was known that band was made up of four members; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. However, I never looked at the way the music was produced. The different melodies, tempos, keys, and other music essentials were foreign to me, but throughout the spring semester, we, the students, have gained musical knowledge based off the music of the
Born November 7, 1943 in Fort McLeod, Alberta, Canada, Joni Mitchell is one of Canada's most prominent celebrities. I don't quite know what experiences she draws on to create blue; all I know are what experiences I draw on when listening to it. “Blue, song are like tattoos.” With this line I get a feeling of the power of music in general. Tattoos are permanent, just like music is permanent. I can't help but be changed by a song after I listen to it, because it is part of the nature of song. As I implied above, it is important to realize that these statements hold true about the artist as well as the audience.
John Lennon was born on October 9th 1940 in Liverpool, England 1. His father left the family to sail the seas before Lennon’s earliest childhood memory and his mother was taken away by a car accident when he was 18 2. A year after his mother’s death, the Vietnam War took place, which is The United State’s longest military dispute ever. The world famous band, The Beatles, debut on 1961 not long after the start of the war and through this band, Lennon was able to demonstrate his feelings to the people across the world. "Revolution," performed by The Beatles, was created in 1968, when the anti-war demonstration was on the move. After the separation of The Beatles in 1969, Lennon composed the song "Imagine" (1971) 3. This song proves that Lennon is a Peace-Loving-Atheist and a "Voluntarist" 4 that believes in the scheme that people’s ideas can change social reality; however simultaneously admits that there are constantly wars going on in the world. As a result, he could be a mixture of all four, Realist, Liberal, Marxist and Constructivist. On December 8th 1980, approximately five years after the end of the Vietnam War, Lennon was assassinated by Mark Chapman 5. It is not for certain that the word assassination could be used on a singer, song writer who also published books. However there is no doubt about the fact that Lennon touched many people’s hearts around the world and maybe was even praised as an almighty figure.
The Beatles are known, respectively, as the fathers of modern pop music. After their first #1 hit “Please Please Me” was released in 1963 the Beatles were set in motion to become one of the most influential groups of musicians to ever rock our world. With over forty-nine records, 37 #1’s, and thirty- four number one albums (the highest amount of any band in history), there is no denying that they made a monumental ripple in the musical world. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr surprisingly all come from humble beginnings in a town that, until their superstardom, was barely noticed on the map. Liverpool, being kn...
By the end of the 60’s, The Beatles had acquired a worldwide fan base and legendary iconic status among the youth of the world. John Lennon, the most prolific and famous of the Beatles, wasn’t averse to making political statements through his music. He knew that he had the power t...