Biography of the World Figure: John Lennon, Musician and Founder of The Beatles

If you hear the name of John Lennon, you will be associated with a popular band in the 1960s to 1970, the Beatles. Together with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, Lennon has created history as the first British band to be able to penetrate the US market.

After the Beatles broke up, Lennon was still active in music by cooperating with his wife, Yoko Ono. The name Lennon is also known as one of the world’s musicians who ended tragically because of being shot dead by a fan. John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England. His father, Alfred Lennon, was an Irish sailor, because of his work he could not accompany Julia, his wife when giving birth to their child.

Lennon’s childhood was also not very happy because of his tenuous relationship. The father is also rarely with him because he often goes out to sea. Until February 1944, the father left without news and only returned six months later only to find out if his wife, Julia was pregnant with another man. When he was four years old, Lennon was forced to choose between his father and mother who had separated. Little Lennon eventually decided to be with his mother, but more often lived with his aunt, who was called Aunt Mimi.

Nevertheless Julia still regularly visits Mimi’s residence in Mendips. It was when he was 11 years old, Lennon occasionally visited his mother in Liverpool. Lennon began to get acquainted and familiar with the music of his mother who often plays Elvis Presley songs. From her mother also Lennon learned to play an instrument, which at that time was a banjo. During elementary school, Lennon attended Dovedale Primary School in Liverpool and went on to Quarry Bank High School in the same city from 1952 to 1957.

When sitting in school, Lennon is known as a child who is relaxed and jokes more often. At the age of 16, Lennon got his first guitar bought by his mother. His aunt was more skeptical and always said that being a musician would not make money. In 1958, Lennon’s mother died after being hit by a car while walking home.

John Lennon and The Beatles Lennon have been actively playing music since they were 15 years old. While still attending school, precisely in September 1956, he formed a band called The Quarrymen, by the name of his school. It was through his performance with The Quarrymen that he finally met with Paul McCartney, who was then invited by Lennon to join his band. From McCartney, Lennon became acquainted with George Harrison who would later become the Beatles guitarist. They then recruited Stuart Sutcliffe, Lennon’s friend from art school, to become a bassist and Pete Best as a drummer in 1960. The five of them eventually formed The Beatles in early 1960. A year later, when appearing in their regular appearance at a club in Liverpool, they met with Brian Epstein, who will become the manager and bring the Beatles to sign a contract with EMI.

 Together with their new drummer, Richard Starkey, or better known as Ringo Starr, The Beatles recorded their first song entitled “Love Me Do” in October 1962. Over time, the Beatles’ name became more known, and their songs managed to top the charts. Songs in the UK, including “Please Please Me,” “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” The Beatles reached the peak of fame until finally the manager, Epstein, died from an overdose of sleeping pills. Since leaving the manager, the Beatles music career began to shake. However, in the last years before disbanding, which started to with Lennon’s withdrawal from the band in September 1969, the Beatles were still able to issue some hits, such as “Yellow Submarine” (1968) and “Let It Be” (1970). The Beatles finally announced disbanding in April 1970 with McCartney’s release.

During the visit of Lennon to US, some of information in Las Vegas hotel said that Lennon like to played Texas Hold’em Poker game and slot also. Back then he lose some money when played poker. Not just Lennon, people nowadays also still love to play casino games and one of the most famous is poker, you can play it in Agen Poker Online Terpercaya which you can compete with all people throughout the world.

Solo and Yoko Ono Careers During his last year with the Beatles, John Lennon has begun a collaborative project with his wife Yoko Ono and shortly the band broke up. He released his solo album entitled John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band. Although he is no longer with the Beatles, Lennon has proven to be able to produce successful music on the market, one of them is Imagine, which released in 1971. Lennon with Yoko Ono then moved to the US in September 1971, despite being threatened by deportation by Richard Nixon’s government because of his activities as an activist who opposed the Vietnam War. But in 1976, two years after Nixon stepped down from the presidency, Lennon and Yoko Ono received permanent residence permits in the United States.

Lennon’s married life with Yoko Ono rocked by a third person, namely May Pang, who was none other than their assistant. However, Yoko Ono’s relationship with Lennon did not end. Even Yoko Ono had time to allow Lennon to live alone with Pang before finally their relationship improved. From his marriage to Yoko Ono, Lennon had a child who was later named Sean Lennon. Sean is Yoko Ono’s first child after having miscarried several times. But for Lennon, Sean was the second child because he also had children from his first marriage to Cynthia, who was named Julian Lennon.

Tragic Death After a vacuum because he chose to devote his time for his wife and child, Sean, in 1980. Lennon decided to return to music and released an album titled “Double Fantasy.” But only a few weeks after the release of his album, Lennon died. He was shot dead by one of his fans, named Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980.

Lennon was shot shortly after getting out of the car which drove him home with his wife. As they walked to their apartment, Chapman approached Lennon and fired several shots at close range to Lennon’s back. He was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital in New York but was declared dead when he arrived at the hospital. The day after Lennon’s Death, Yoko Ono announced that he would cremate the body of his late husband. The ashes distributed in one corner of Central Park, New York, which is now the Strawberry Fields Memorial, which built-in memory of John Lennon.

7 Richest Rock ‘n’ Roll Singers in the World

Until now, rock music is still a genre of music that is much loved by the public.

No wonder that history records many great musicians who had ruled the rock scene in the world. The musician also has a wealth that is not small. Some of them are still able to enjoy their wealth until now, although some fall bankrupt because they are not good at managing.

Citing myfirstclasslife.com, Tuesday (5/17/2016), here is a list of some rock musicians who have a coffin of infinite wealth. Here are the reviews:

7. Keith Richards

Young Keith Richards

 

Total Wealth: US $ 340 million

This British musician is one of the founders of the famous rock band, The Rolling Stone. Aside from being a musician, Keith Richards is also a songwriter and record producer. He has also starred in the film Pirates of Caribbean with Jhonny Depp.

6. Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Total Wealth: US $ 350 million

The musician, whose real name is Richard Starkey, became known to the world community since joining the Beatles band in 1962. He is known as a drummer in the band. He also won an award in 2011 as one of the 100 best drummers of all time.

5. Mick Jagger

Young Mick Jagger

Total Wealth: US $ 360 million

Mick Jagger is a singer, composer and film player. He is known worldwide as the lead singer of the British rock group, The Rolling Stones. In songs sung with his band, Jagger often plays harmonica, guitar, and piano.

4. Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffet

Total Wealth: US $ 450 million

Thanks to his song ‘Margaritaville,’ Jimmy Buffett was able to become one of the richest rock stars in the world. He even has his fan who calls himself the Parrotheads.

3. Elton John

Elton John

Total Wealth: US $ 475 million

The man who was born on March 25, 1947, is a British musician. He is famous as a singer of the song Candle In The Wind, which was popular in the mid-70s. The song he sang to deliver Diana’s body at the funeral ceremony at Westminster Abbey

2. Paul David Hewson a.k.a. Bono

Bono

Total Wealth: US $ 700 million

Paul David Hewson is the vocalist of the Irish Rock band “U2”. Over the years it has been the voice of a generation that has problems with injustice and violations committed by world leaders. It reflected in the lyrics of U2, which are full of political and social content.

1. Paul Mc Cartney

Paul McCartney

Total Wealth: US $ 1.2 billion

McCartney listed as the most successful musician and songwriter of all time. He won 60 platinum, and single album sales reached 100 million copies. The song ‘Yesterday’ which he wrote in 1964 became the song most often sung again and played on United States radio.

McCartney is also active in animal rights and vegetarianism activities, especially in PETA.

Top 5 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Until now, no one has been able to define this popular term precisely.

Some even feel the definition would be confusing. This writing is not going to explain the answer or again define what rock music is, but will only look at a few simple elements that might influence its definition.

The literal definition of rock music is very problematic. According to Collins Cobuild English Dictionary, rock music is a type of music that has a simple tone, and a fast beat played and sung by a group of people with an electric guitar and drums. Of course, this definition is denied by many people, including me.

There is a lot of definitons for this term. Some indicate it based on sound characteristics, and others contrast it with pop music, some even emphasize defining rock music based on the process of making music, the spirit of the music maker, or the lyrics contained.

Apart from all that, the history of rock music has disrupted great musicians and could rule the stage of rock music in the world in the era of 60-90. Here is a list of the 5 greatest rock singers of all time:

1. James Douglas Morrison

James Douglas Morrison

James Douglas was born on December 8, 1943. He is a great singer, writing poetry, songwriter, writer, and film director. He is best known as the singer band THE DOORS, and the rest of the world remembers him as a figure the most KARISMATIK and most influential in the history of world music. He was also known as a writer of books/poetry collections and film directors short and documentary. With The Doors, Morrison produced six albums all of them received Platinum certificates by the RIAA. Their single that was a chance perched at the top of the charts is Light My Fire, and Hello, I Love You. No less a Scott Weiland, lead singer of STP and Velvet Revolver and Scott Stapp of the band Creed claims he was influenced or inspired from this Jim Marrison.

2. Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, is a Vocalist and Songwriter United States. He is famous as “THE KING OF POP” and popularized it the “moonwalk” dance moves that have become his trademark. His album which released in 1982, Thriller, is the best-selling album in the world, with sales, exceed 104 million copies worldwide, so many estimates sales for this one album and according to the Guinness Book of World Records of this album sold 65 million copies until on 2007. Until today Thriller album is still sold 130 thousand pieces each year in America there. He began his singing career at the age of five as a member of vocal groups Jackson family (later became The Jackson 5) who brought forth many Hits like ABC, and I’ll BE THERE. All Jacko albums (EPIC Release) then sold tens of millions of copies for each album and if, in total, there could be as many as 200 million copies sold worldwide.

3. Elvis Aaron Presley

Elvis

Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. He was a rock singer ‘roll’ roll the legendary United States. He is also a music producer and actor. His nickname is “THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL.” Thanks to the songs combining the rhythm of rock ‘n’ roll with ballad songs, the world of rock ‘n’ roll obtains commercial foundations which can then be developed by rock musicians ‘N’ roll the successor. In its heyday, Elvis concerts were attended mass (mostly teenagers) in vast numbers. Style, character, and style how to dress is a symbol of rock ‘n’ roll and is widely imitated his fans. Until now Elvis is still trusted by heavy fans that he hasn’t died or is still alive, it’s just nowhere its existence.

4. James Brown

James Brown

James Brown was born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina (USA). Brown, yang dubbed himself “GODFATHER OF SOUL,” also known as “Soul Brother Number One “and” The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Brown continues alone gig, at least in a year he was able to hold 100 performances. Throughout his life, Brown has received a series of awards. You name it, two Grammy trophies, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award ward on 1992, and a prestigious Kennedy Center Honors award in December 2003.

Although a series of hits no one touched the highest ladder on Billboard charts but the songs are timeless like I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD) which was released in 1965, was number three in the Top Ten. Many songs can also be enjoyed as a movie soundtrack and TV show. He was playing the film BLACK CAESAR (1973) and performing the song Living America for Sylvester Stallone’s film, Rocky IV (1985). The song Living … brings forth a Grammy award for him in 1987.

5. Paul David Hewson

Paul David Hewson

Paul David Hewson was born on May 10, 1960, BONO VOX is his nickname, Bono is his stage name the main vocalist of the Irish rock band U2. Since the mid-80s Bono has actively raised funds through the BAND-AID concert and performed again on LIVE AID and LIVE 8 concerts. Since 1999 he has been increasingly involved in undertaking a campaign to write off third world debt and the suffering of AFRICA. Besides taking care of the band, Bono formed an organization called “DATA,” which stands for Debt, Aids, Trade in Africa (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa). The focus of this organization is to raise awareness about what he claims to be African debt, which cannot be paid for, uncontrolled Aids and rules trade that harms the poor people of the continent.

In February 2006, Bono among 191 people who were nominated for the Nobel Prize for peace. In the music business, Bono and U2 are really at the top of The Pas Joshua Tree was released in 1987. The album took the number one position at a list of best-selling British albums in a short time, and then begin penetrated America and lasted for nine weeks. Because the flagship song dominates, U2 had become the main report of Time magazine with the title HEATED ROCK TICKETS. This is an honor only gained by two bands others, The Beatles and The Who. Now, for almost 30 years of work, U2 turns out to still succeed as one of the most influential bands in the world and gets variety awards, including 2 Grammy Awards.

5 Greatest Treasures of Rock ‘n’ Roll wrapped up! All 5 is an inspiration to all of us, beautiful souls, beautiful music.

In Memoriam Jim Morrison, 1943-1971: I’m Gonna Love You, Till The Heavens Stop The Rain

Jim Morrison

Right on July 3, 1971, in Paris, France, the body of the legendary rock singer, as well as the motorbike of one of the biggest bands in the rock music universe, The Doors, Jim Morrison, was discovered by his lover, Pamella Courson, in a bathtub in an apartment his.

An autopsy had never been carried out for Jim’s body, so the cause of death was confusing until now. Some sources say he died of a heart attack, and there is also a mention of overdosage due to the use of illegal drugs which caused his life to be lost. The most extreme version says that Jim didn’t die, but he deliberately made the news that he died, to avoid the popularity, and the crowd, which he didn’t like. Born James Douglas Morrison, on December 8, 1943, from a Scottish, and Irish, Clara Clarke Morrison and George Stephen Morrison, Jim, was the eldest of the three siblings, two siblings, Anne Robin (born in 1947), and Andrew “Andy” Lee (born in 1948). Jim, who was very interested in the world of film, decided to explore the world of cinema, by entering the film faculty at the University of California (UCLA), and completing his education in 1965. After graduating from UCLA, Jim, met Ray Manzarek, a player a very reliable keyboard, and also a student at UCLA. Then together, John Densmore (drums), and Robby Krieger (guitar), they formed the rock band group, The Doors, in 1965.

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

The Doors

With The Doors, the name Jim, immediately skyrocketed, as a rocker, who is also good at writing poetry. Almost all lyric of the song The Doors is the work of his. His phenomenal works, such as, “Light My Fire,” “Roadhouse Blues,” “Love Me Two Time,” etc., at that time, did become something completely new. Exploration of musical instruments that produce strange sounds, and dark lyric-lyric, made the media call the music of The Doors, Rock Psychedelic. A name that can describe the music of The Doors, which is far ahead of his era. In addition to his ability to write a beautiful lyric, and his heavy vocal voice, Jim’s stage also acts often cause controversy. One of them when The Doors, appeared at the Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami, in 1969. Jim, at that time, seemed out of control due to alcoholism, and drugs, he showed his vulgar body parts to the audience. But indeed he has the charisma that is needed by a Rock Star. The presence of close friends at The Doors is also very supportive. Manzarek, a reliable keyboardist, is still hard to find a match for. Likewise with Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, it is only a pity that musical instruments which at that time very simply did not support the experiments carried out by this band. The limitation factor of the less supportive tools is also believed to be one of the factors, which makes Jim feel increasingly depressed because his ideas were so exceeded his era.

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.

Recognition for his singing ability comes from various parties. One of them from Rollingstone magazine, which put it on the 47th ladder, “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. Also, he is recognized as an icon in the world of rock music, which is a role model for many rock musicians. Jim, who when he died was 27 years old, was also a member of the club “Forever 27”, along with Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, and Kurt Cobain. A club of rock musicians who died at the age of 27. The Doors, themselves entered the Rock n Rool Hall of Fame, in 1993. Likewise with the song, “Light My Fire,” which began the Grammy Hall of Fame, in 1998, as an all-time rock song.

Now after 40 years, Jim, leaving this world, his fans still commemorate the day of his death by gathering at the Pere-Lachaise cemetery, Paris, where his body buried. They lit candles, and Ray Manzarek, and Robby Krieger, also attended the 40-year event commemorating the death of one of the greatest rock stars of all time. Even though he left the world, all the works, and also the charisma of a Jim Morrison, will never die forever.

 
There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.

World Figure Biography: Elvis Presley “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Elvis Presley

Who doesn’t know a Male Singer called Elvis Presley?

Elvis Presley is a singer and actor of the United States (US) which is recognized as one of the world’s influential icons of the 20th century.

His expertise in singing the genre of Rock during the mid-1950 until his death earned him the nickname King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Not only Rock, but Elvis is also known to be reliable in bringing pop, country, blues, and gospel genres. Throughout his career, he won three Grammy Awards. Reporting from various sources, the following is a biography of Elvis Presley.

1. Childhood

Elvis Presley Childhood

On January 8, 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. And also his brother Jesse Garon Presley who was born 35 minutes before Elvis was born. They were both born from the womb of Gladys Love Presley at the shotgun house built by his father, Vernon Elvis Presley. Since childhood, Elvis and his family attended services at the Pentecostal Church, Assembly of God, where Elvis would find musical inspiration.

September 1941, he started school at East Tupelo Consolidated where he was called an ordinary student. However, Elvis’s teacher then told him to enter a singing contest after being impressed by Elvis’s performance of the country song Old Shep during morning prayer.

The competition held on October 3, 1945, at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, became his first public appearance. Elvis, ten years old, dressed in cowboy, and immediately took a chair to help him reach the microphone. The contest ended with him finishing in the fifth position. A few months later, he got a guitar as his birthday present. Something he did not expect. Because at that time he hoped to get a bicycle or shotgun. However, he eventually studied guitar under the guidance of two uncles and priests at his church.

In September 1946, Elvis entered grade 6 in Milam. At that time, he has nicknamed loner because he rarely hung out with his friends. During the lunch break, he will struggle with his guitar and sing a song. His friends had called it likes to play the song “rustic.”

At that time, the Presleys lived in an Afro-American environment. By one of his friends who is the younger brother of Mississippi Slim musician, Elvis was invited to a radio studio. Slim provides several guitar chord techniques that enrich Elvis’s abilities. At the age of 12, he is scheduled to appear in two on-air. Initially, at the first appearance, Elvis experienced stage fright. However, he managed to overcome it so that success in the second appearance.

2. A career in Music and Film

Elvis Presley Live in Hawaii

After graduating in 1953, he had a chance to try many jobs while still maintaining his dream of becoming a musician. He recorded his first demo song in the studio with the label Sun Records. The owner, Sam Phillips, decided to orbit it. After that Elvis began touring and entered the recording process with his first single, That’s All Right, born in 1954. A year later, Elvis began to gain a place in the hearts of the people thanks to his unusual musical approach, provocative hips, plus his good looks.

In the same year, he signed a contract with RCA Records, and in 1956, he spawned a successful song, Heartbreak Hotel. Also, in the same year, he launched the album Elvis Presley and signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures. After that, Elvis was everywhere. Radio, television, to the cinema. He is known as a musician and actor. He made his debut in the world of roles by spawning the film Love Me Tender which was released on November 21, 1956. To maximize the popularity that Elvis was growing, four musical films were then made. Despite the crop of criticism, the films were successful in the market.

3. Military Career and Mother’s Death

March 24, 1958, Elvis was added to the list as a soldier at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. When he got out of the bus, he was immediately greeted by photographer camera shots. Elvis announced that he would not be treated as special compared to the others. “The military can do anything for me,” he said at the time.

In early August 1958, Gladys was diagnosed with hepatitis, and her condition was very rushed. Elvis got permission to visit her mother. Elvis soon arrived in Memphis on August 12, 1958. Two days later, Gladys died of heart failure, the fact that hurt Elvis. Because he is so close to his mother. Even when he is an adult, he still likes to be spoiled with his mother.

Returning to the military, Elvis completed training and was placed in the Third Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany, on October 1, 1958. During his military career, Elvis donated his salary to charity work. He bought a television and equipment that could entertain his friends. At Friedberg, he met a 14-year-old girl named Priscilla Beaulieu. They married after dating 7.5 years.

4. Return to the World of Entertainment

Elvis returned to the US on March 2, 1960, and was with respect when holding the rank of sergeant. He continued his career in the entertainment world, and soon returned to the top thanks to the soundtrack of his film, GI Blues. His career journey became smoother after he recorded songs and acted in some films such as Blue Hawaii (1961), Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), as well as Viva Las Vegas (1964). Despite sharp criticism, both the film and the soundtrack provide a large income for Elvis.

However, in the late 1960s, various films were no longer a box office. Because of this, he filmed a special television program in 1968. Often called 68 Comeback, he amazed fans with his performances that were packed with singing and playing guitar skills.

5. Divorced from Priscilla and Drug Addiction

Elvis Presley and Wife

Receiving such enormous popularity seemed to make Elvis’s private life waver. The climax is when he separates from Priscilla. After separating the house in the early 1970s, they were officially divorced in 1973, and Priscilla won custody of their daughter, Lisa Marie.

Also, Elvis is struggling with an unhealthy lifestyle. Especially the dependence on drugs and weight problems. His lifestyle made him worse when he had to be taken to the hospital because of health problems due to the influence of drugs. Although slumped, Elvis is still a popular figure. He had a concert in Indiana on June 1977 which later became his last concert.

6. Death

On the night of August 16, 1977, Elvis was supposed to be prepared because he was scheduled to fly to Memphis to hold a concert. But in the afternoon, Elvis’s girlfriend, Ginger Alden, found her motionless on the bathroom floor. He was immediately rushed to the Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Elvis was pronounced dead at 15:30 local time at the age of 42 years due to heart failure, which was later known to occur due to drug dependence. Later, he buried his treasure in Graceland near the grave of his grandmother Minnie Mae Hood Presley, her father Vernon and her mother Gladys. World Figure Biography: Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Elvis Presley is a singer and actor of the United States (US) which is recognized as one of the world’s influential icons of the 20th century. His expertise in singing the genre of Rock during the mid-1950 until his death earned him the nickname King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Not only Rock, but Elvis is also known to be reliable in bringing pop, country, blues, and gospel genres. Throughout his career, he won three Grammy Awards. Reporting from various sources, the following is a biography of Elvis Presley.

Does Elvis inspire you to become the next King of Rock n Roll yet?