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  • Julia Ward Howe Vs John Steinbeck
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    Julia Ward Howe vs. John Steinbeck "Mine eyes have seen the glory", are the words that begin The Battle Hymn of the Republic. A song that is about being virtuous and about an unrelenting faith in god. The Grapes of Wrath is a novel written by John Steinbeck that portrays 1930's and the Great Depression. The styles and form of writing and portraying themes are different. Julia chose to write lyrics for a melody that was well known while John chose to write a many page book. Both The Battle Hymn o...
  • Name The Beatles
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    THE INTERESTING STORY BEHIND THE WORLD'S LEADING POP BAND The introduction of pop style into the music industry in the nineteen-fifties and sixties has had a definite effect on the world. Pop brought rock'n'roll music into existence; it gave those listening to it a sense of non-conformity and freedom. It put parents on the edge of their seats with worry, teenagers on the edge of their seats wanting more. Most important were the bands that brought about the development of pop culture. One of thes...
  • Band After John
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    John Lennon October 9, 1940, John Lennon is born into a dysfunctional family in Liverpool, England. After John's father left him, his mother left him to stay with his Aunt Mimi. At a young age John started writing short stories. The young John Lennon was always a leader. John had his own little gang as a child in England. Nigel Whalley, a friend of John's, said", John was always a leader. Hew as the one to dare you. He never cared what he said or did". (Corbin 13). John and his friends were trou...
  • John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band
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    John Lennon 'You " ve got to admit it's getting better it's getting better all the time,' because of John Lennon, and the way he effected the world. 'Imagine' the world without John Lennon. John Lennon had a huge effect on the world. Throughout his life Lennon was many things. He was a musician, lyricist, singer, artist, actor, humorist, political and peace activist, and writer. Because of Lennon the world was changed musically, socially, and politically. Musically he brought rock music into mai...
  • John Handy's Big Hit At The Festival
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    John Handy Have you ever heard of John Handy Probably not around here, but he is a well known person in San Francisco. Handy has done such things as taught jazz, played straight-ahead bebop, and led bands. John Handy was born in 1933 in Dallas, Texas. Not much is known about his childhood, until he moved to Oakland, California in 1948. After that he enrolled in San Francisco State College in 1952. Soon after being in college, he had to serve in the army from 1953 to 1955. Following the army, Han...
  • John Philip Sousa Archives
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    12-3-01 JOHN PHILIP SOUSA John Philip Sousa was born in 1854, the third child of ten. He was born in Washington, D.C. His parents were immigrants. John Antonio Sousa was his dad. He was originally from Spain, even though his parents were Portugese in origin. His mom, Maria Elisabeth Trinkhaus came to America from Bavaria. John was a talented youngster. At the tender age of 6 he was studying music. He learned to play many types of instruments; the violin, piano, cornet, alto horn, flute, baritone...
  • 1970's John Lennon Plastic Ono Band
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    John Lennon Lennon was born in 1940 during the Nazi bombing of Britain and given the middle name Winston, after Prime Minister Churchill. Knowing firsthand the horror of a world at war and living through the era of Vietnam's senseless carnage as well, Lennon came to embrace and embody pacifism via such classics of the Beatles era as 'All You Need Is Love' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever. ' Yet he also had a countervailing dark side that found expression in pained outcries that dated as far back a...
  • Elvis And Chris
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    A New Turn For Punk If you " re getting tired of played out punk, sold out ska, and eccentric emo, then you " ll love South Florida's coming of age skate punk band Empty Noise. Empty Noise consists of vocalist Christian Montes, 18, of North Miami Beach Senior High; guitarist Elvis Gomez, 20, of Miami Dade Community College; bassist Eugene "Fruity" McGuyver, 19, of Broward Community College, & our very own Guillermo Alvarez, 18, of South Broward High School. It all started with Elvis Gomez. He ha...
  • Dizzy From The Band
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    On October 21, 1917, John Birks Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. He was the youngest of 14 childe rn. His father was a poor farmer and a skilled amateur musician. He played bass in his own band and owned all the instruments because most of the other players were so poor that they would sell the instruments for money to buy food if they had them. The town of Cheraw was primarily black town and was very poor. By the time John was 7, he was beginning to learn that no one would take car...
  • Military Band Music
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    John Philip Sousa In all the years that I have been involved with band, I have a certain love for the music of Mr. John Philip Sousa. His marches have been an inspiration to myself and marching bands all over the world. He's managed to touch the hearts of many, both young and old. He was a very patriotic composer and most of his work came from the love of his country. He was born in Washington D.C. on November 6, 1854. His parents were John Antonio Sousa (born in Spain of Portuguese parents) and...
  • John Drops Jim
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    Ray played demos for all the record companies in LA and everybody said, No. Nobody liked the kind of music they played. (Densmore 46) Sonny and Cher's old managers, Charlie green and Brian Store, wanted to sign the Doors but they wanted seventy-five percent of the writing and publishing of the Doors songs. The band felt that taking more than fifty percent was wrong and the old way of taking money from a band. (Densmore 79) Frank Zappa and Terry Melcher wanted to produce the Doors, but they didn ...
  • Instrumentation Of The Band
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    "They Might Be Giants" is a band that is not very heard of. But, more people have heard of them than you think. To these certain people, this band is their favorite. They are a unique group with unique people, sounds, and ideas. This is what makes them so good. The band mixes so many genres of music, so it is sort of hard to put them in one category. They combine pop, folk, salsa, country, jazz, R&B, polka, along with children's type songs. They Might Be Giants is a 2 person band. They are uniqu...
  • John Lennon
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    John Lennon had a profound affect on American society, young to old; 1964 to present day; and his death now 20 years gone and solve still have controversies that neither his wife nor the FBI will admit. John Lennon's music, art and writings touched the world. Lennon was placed "as the leader of a revolution in which the center of creative conscious shifted to young people". Through this role he changed the way pop music was conceived, he made it something that mattered, could take a stand, and "...
  • Impact John Lennon
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    The Legend of Lennon By Kathleen Kane Featured in print more than any other popular artist, John Winston Ono Lennon was considered by many to be the greatest rock musician in the world. Not only the unofficial founder of the most successful group in music history, but also a role model for young and old, Lennon inspired an entire generation and his legacy continues. He is remembered for being an advocate for peace and the rights of every human being, as well as a huge contributor to modern music...

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