Sunday, May 31, 2009

Give Peace a Chance at 40

Today is the 40th year from the first time John Lennon and Yoko Ono released "Give Peace a Chance", a song which was made by them for the US Government to stop the war in Vietnam. "Give Peace a Chance" was the first "solo" single released by a member of the Beatles while the band was still intact, though, technically, the artist was credited as Plastic Ono Band, not John Lennon. It reached number 14 on the pop charts in the United States. (thanks to wiki.)

Truly, John Lennon was a great loss in the music industry. He totally changed the way people think and he radically pushed through for political activism which opened the doors for some changes in the US.

I know there are a lot of Filipino musician activists in the country today I just hope they continue what they are doing by bringing people together and fight for their causes as well as inspire others to do the same thru their songs..

Here's the video of "Give Peace a Chance".

24 Headbangs:

James said...

i added you na pala in my blogroll. thanks for reading my blog. i like how you write as well. you have some nice entries! :)

HOMER said...

@ James thanks James!! glad that youre back.. :)

tonio said...

WOW! alam mo bang isa rin ako sa follower ng the beatles? lahat na ng kanta ng the beatles napakinggan ko na, kumpleto din ako ng lahat ng videos ng the beatles antology, syempre paborito ko dyan si George Harrison at ang nagtatag ng pinakasikat na banda sa buong universe... si John Winston Lennon, dahil dito iboboto uli kita, lolz!

madz said...

Well I think Francis Magalona is one of the few Filipino artists that had influenced the public. He was the one who instilled in every Filipinos mind to love our country.

HOMER said...

@TOnio talaga! wow tonio!! ayus!! uu grabe ang gaganda naman talaga kasi ng kanta nila eh. Bumibili din nga ako ng mga documentary nila at nagdodownload eh hehe!!

Ayus hehe!!! salamat tonio!

@Madz wow uu nga undouebtedly isa nga si Francis M sayang wala na sya.. thanks Madz

Queensdale said...

How about we all text everyone we know "It is time. Give Peace A Chance. Pass it on". Let's send it around the world.

HOMER said...

@queensdale nice idea.. :)

DETH said...

all we are saying...
is give peace a chance...

all we are saying...
is give peace a chance...

"i have this song on my playlist, pero live acoustic version ni bon jovi and richie sambora"

HOMER said...

@ deth ah talaga!! ayus yang kantang yan eh!!hehe!! diko pa nariinig ung version ni bon jovi na un.

lucas said...

A very beautiful song indeed...sila din ba yung nagcompose ng "imagine"???

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you're welcome, mate! ang daming nominations ah :D ano nang nangyari dun sa contest?

HOMER said...

@lucas thanks! this one was composed by paulmccartney and john lennon alam ko, and imagine was composed by john lennon himself..

uunga eh i lost this week eh but still nominated this week hope u could vote again daily! hehe!!

SEAQUEST said...

nagawi lang po..nakiusyoso at nagiwan langkonting masasabi, mahilig ako sa kanta dahil marunong po ako pero di ako masyado pamilyar sa beatles alam ko lang na may beatles...hehehehe..anyway..let there be peace on earth..

lucas said...

ang gaganda ng message ng kanta. imagine i think is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

ah ganun? pwede palang araw-araw dun? hehehe! hindi ko alam. i was thinking na bumoto uli kaya nga lang i thought bawal. ahehe!

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yeah? yung first pic sa retreat house. i forgot kung saan. malapit yata sa tagaytay? the next photos sa tapat ng school namin--perps binan.

HOMER said...

@ uu fave ko ung imagine the best yung message!

Re pics uu pansin ko nga kalimutan ko din ung sa tagaytay.. :)

jason said...

ang ganda ng kanta..

dati pa ko fans ng beatles.
yan nga lagi kinakanta ko sa videooke. "Imagine"

[ k r y k ] said...

astig ng mag asawa na 'to di ba?

ahe :D

ang kulit kase ng trip nila. Ü

may napanuod kasi akong documentary nila

where they pose naked for an album cover yata yun. hehe.

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

FAve ko rin ang Batles since I was a kid. Madalas kong marining mga kanta nila sa kapitbahay namin nun sa pAsig.. kaya till now dala dla ako pa rin sa ispko mga lyrics nila.. One of those song is "Imagine" and "yesterday"..;)

HOMER said...

@ Jason uu naman legendary talaga ang beatles walang tatalo!

@ Kryk I think "US vs. JOHN LENNON" or "IMAGINE" yung documentary na napanood mo hehe!!

@ Dylan Yeah yesterday din i think was one their most popular songs, dami nun foreign translations.. ;)

ShatterShards said...

Hindi ko mabuksan yung link. I'm always having problems with youtube, it seems. Anyways, nice spot you have here! Thanks vor visiting my blog, by the way. I've added you up as well.

HOMER said...

@shattershards thanks shatter! baka wala kang flashplayer installed sa pc mo, try downloading.. anyway thanks for adding.. ;)

jei said...

Oi, ngayon ko lang to nalaman ah. Thanks! I love John Lennon and I love the Beatles. When it comes to activism, Bono of U2 reminds me so much of John Lennon, wadya think?

I'll add you up! Nice!

puzzle said...

hmmm.. siguro naman may chance pa talaga ang kapayapaan.. sana makamit natin 'yan sa hinaharap :)

Denis said...

ayos din ang site mo!

dahil dyan, ni link kita.

link back! link back! ;)

HOMER said...

@Jei I agree with u pwede ngang si Bono maging katulad ni John Lennon pero iba pa din talaga si John Lennon walang takot kalabanin ang nasa position.

@Puzzle uu naman theres still a chance for peace lets just not hope lets do something about it

@Denis thanks! sure sure! link din kita ;)

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