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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

 
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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?