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The Marvin Gaye song that John Lennon loved

The Marvin Gaye song that John Lennon loved

The Marvin Gaye song that John Lennon loved
August 28
11:10 2022

For John Lennon, peace was the thing. Towards the end of his time with The Beatles, he became infatuated with the idea that humanity was on the cusp of a new Pax Romana – an era in which war, world hunger and inequality would be little more than artefacts of a bygone age. In preaching peace, Lennon became a sort of pop messiah. The economists and politicians of the world had ceased to have the cut-through they needed to make an impact on public consciousness. As one of the most famous musicians on the planet, Lennon had a huge level of political influence. He also knew that the humble pop song was one of the best ways of disseminating political messaging.

Around the time of his bed-in protest against the Vietnam War, Lennon took part in an interview in which he was asked why more musicians weren’t involved in peace activism. “I don’t know,” he replied vaguely. “Because rock people are no different from anybody else, except for they have a different occupation.”

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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