TDIM - Jim Morrison’s Death Anniversary and John Lennon’s Birth Anniversary - 8th Dec
December 08, 2013 @ 01:41 am
Jim Morrison’s Death Anniversary and John Lennon’s Birth Anniversary!
On this day in music, two important events took place one was Jim Morrison’s Death Anniversary, and the second was John Lennon’s Birth Anniversary!
To begin with, Jim Morrison’s was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of Los Angeles rock band The Doors. Unfortunately, from a young age, Morrison developed an alcohol dependency, which eventually cost him his life. He passed away at the age of 27 in Paris. Sources say that he died of an overdose of the drug heroine, but as no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of his death till today is still questionable. Morrison was well known for often improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live.
Due to his wild personality and performances,most critics and fans describe him to be one of the most iconic, charismatic, and pioneering front men in rock music history regard him! Morrison ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", and number 22 on Classic Rock Magazine's "50 Greatest Singers In Rock". Morrison was known as the self-proclaimed "King of Orgasmic Rock.
On the other hand, John Lennon as we all know was the founder member of the Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a songwriting partnership that is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century.
Born and raised in Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.
Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing, and drawings, on film and in interviews. Controversial through his political and peace activism, he moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while some of his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement and the larger counterculture.
As of 2012, Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceeded 14 million units and, as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 number-one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth and, in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
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