John Lennon’s Musical Influences & Solo Career By Mia Dohrmann Period 2
Born: October 9, 1940   Liverpool, England
Childhood
Father Alfred was a merchant seaman Left when Lennon was 5  Mother Julia  absent  throughout John’s childhood Died in a ca...
Mimi was the  discipliner George was an artistic influence Taught Lennon to  draw  and  paint Raised by his mother’s siste...
The Beatles <ul><li>Member of world famous rock band, The Beatles </li></ul><ul><li>One of 4 members </li></ul>
Paul McCartney George harrison Ringo Starr John Lennon
Involvement with The Beatles
Co-wrote with McCartney Founder Singer Guitarist
<ul><li>Lennon's lyrics reflected his  personal  and career demands,  philosophical  outlook, his unease with his  fame  a...
<ul><li>Songs envisioned a peaceful,  </li></ul><ul><li>Utopian society </li></ul>“ Rain” “ In My Life”
Marriages
<ul><li>First Wife: Cynthia Powell </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage lasted from   1962 – 1968 </li></ul><ul>...
2 nd  Wife: Yoko Ono Son Sean 1969 – June 1973 May Pang “ Lost Weekend” 1973 - 1975 Yoko: 1975 – 1980
Drug  Influence
LSD (“I Am the Walrus”) Preludin Cannabis Marijuana Book:  The Psychedelic Experience
BREAKUP IN 1970
Solo Career
 
Plastic Ono Songs Reflect Childhood “ Mother” “ Working Class Hero” “ Remember”
 
Possibly the most popular solo album of John Lennon Songs written about equality,  realism,  war,  love,  Yoko Ono
“ Imagine”  Lyrical Meaning
<ul><li>“ Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the ...
<ul><li>“ 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” ...
Peace Equality Anti-War World Conflicts Dreaming
Solo Albums Continued.. Some Time in New York City (1972) Mind Games (1973) Walls and Bridges (1974) Rock ‘n’ Roll (1975) ...
 
Mark David Chapman New York City December 8, 1980
Musical Influences/Dreams
 
Political Radicalism
Social Activism
Realism
Family & Friends
Drugs
Ego
Peace Equality
<ul><li>“ Innumerable times since his death Lennon has been sorely missed. And just as many times and more he has been pre...
 
Works Cited <ul><li>Info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.johnlennon.com/html/biography.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ht...
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  1. 1. John Lennon’s Musical Influences & Solo Career By Mia Dohrmann Period 2
  2. 2. Born: October 9, 1940 Liverpool, England
  3. 3. Childhood
  4. 4. Father Alfred was a merchant seaman Left when Lennon was 5 Mother Julia absent throughout John’s childhood Died in a car crash when Lennon was 17
  5. 5. Mimi was the discipliner George was an artistic influence Taught Lennon to draw and paint Raised by his mother’s sister, Aunt “Mimi” and Uncle George
  6. 6. The Beatles <ul><li>Member of world famous rock band, The Beatles </li></ul><ul><li>One of 4 members </li></ul>
  7. 7. Paul McCartney George harrison Ringo Starr John Lennon
  8. 8. Involvement with The Beatles
  9. 9. Co-wrote with McCartney Founder Singer Guitarist
  10. 10. <ul><li>Lennon's lyrics reflected his personal and career demands, philosophical outlook, his unease with his fame and current events . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.popstarsplus.com/music_johnlennon.htm </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Songs envisioned a peaceful, </li></ul><ul><li>Utopian society </li></ul>“ Rain” “ In My Life”
  12. 12. Marriages
  13. 13. <ul><li>First Wife: Cynthia Powell </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage lasted from 1962 – 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Son: Julian </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2 nd Wife: Yoko Ono Son Sean 1969 – June 1973 May Pang “ Lost Weekend” 1973 - 1975 Yoko: 1975 – 1980
  15. 15. Drug Influence
  16. 16. LSD (“I Am the Walrus”) Preludin Cannabis Marijuana Book: The Psychedelic Experience
  17. 17. BREAKUP IN 1970
  18. 18. Solo Career
  19. 20. Plastic Ono Songs Reflect Childhood “ Mother” “ Working Class Hero” “ Remember”
  20. 22. Possibly the most popular solo album of John Lennon Songs written about equality, realism, war, love, Yoko Ono
  21. 23. “ Imagine” Lyrical Meaning
  22. 24. <ul><li>“ Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace...” </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>“ 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” </li></ul>
  24. 26. Peace Equality Anti-War World Conflicts Dreaming
  25. 27. Solo Albums Continued.. Some Time in New York City (1972) Mind Games (1973) Walls and Bridges (1974) Rock ‘n’ Roll (1975) Shaved Fish (1975) Double Fantasy (1980)
  26. 29. Mark David Chapman New York City December 8, 1980
  27. 30. Musical Influences/Dreams
  28. 32. Political Radicalism
  29. 33. Social Activism
  30. 34. Realism
  31. 35. Family & Friends
  32. 36. Drugs
  33. 37. Ego
  34. 38. Peace Equality
  35. 39. <ul><li>“ Innumerable times since his death Lennon has been sorely missed. And just as many times and more he has been present - evoked by all of us who find ourselves and each other in the music he made and the vision that he articulated and tried to make real.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anthony DeCurtis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  36. 41. Works Cited <ul><li>Info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.johnlennon.com/html/biography.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/john-lennon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.john-lennon.com/songlyrics/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.popstarsplus.com/music_johnlennon.htm </li></ul></ul>
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