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John Lennon

Subject: Music

B. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York City, New York, USA. John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more ...

Beatles, The

Beatles, The   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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832 words

...The . The British rock group called the Beatles grew out of a skiffle group called the Quarry Men, formed by the guitarist John Lennon ( 1940–1980 ) in 1956 ; members soon included the guitarists Paul McCartney ( b. 1942 ) and George Harrison ( 1943–2001 ). After changing names from the Silver Beetles to the Beatles the group turned from a light skiffle style to harder-edged rock and roll, mainly derived from American rhythm and blues. From late 1960 to late 1962 , the band played in and around Liverpool and developed their ability to perform a...

Immigration to American Cities, 1800–1924

Immigration to American Cities, 1800–1924   Reference library

Hidetaka Hirota

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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9,529 words

... 1860 13.2 1870 14.4 1880 13.3 1890 14.8 1900 13.6 1910 14.7 1920 13.2 Source : US Bureau of the Census, Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850 to 1990 , compiled by Campbell Gibson and Emily Lennon (Washington, DC: US Bureau of the Census, Population Division, 1999), 22. The so-called “old” immigrant groups, such as the English, Irish, and Germans, continued to come to the United States. Traditional ethnic prejudice against the Irish and Germans never disappeared, but their...

Migrant Labor

Migrant Labor   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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6,356 words
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...United States (Percent Distribution per Region of Birth) E urope A sia A frica O ceania L atin A merica N orth A merica 1880 86.2 1.6 — 0.1 1.3 10.7 1890 86.9 1.2 — 0.1 1.2 10.6 1980 39.0 19.3 1.5 0.6 33.1 6.5 1990 22.9 26.3 1.9 0.5 44.3 4.0 S ource : Campbell Gibson and Emily Lennon, Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States: 1850–1990 (Population Division Working Paper no. 29; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau, 1999 ). Available at http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0029/twps0029.html . Just...

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll   Reference library

Eric Weisbard

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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14,580 words

... 1964 the Beatles arrived in America, taking over Top 40 in a British Invasion. Much had happened earlier in the decade: a folk craze, girl groups and Beach Boys, Motown Records, the Twist. But Beatlemania was a rock and roll revival. “Nothing really affected me until Elvis,” John Lennon said, and the Fab Four used an Ed Sullivan TV appearance to become iconic much as Presley had. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was not the message: that transmitted when the music surged in pace and girls in Sullivan’s audience screamed and took over the camera. 9 Unlike before, this...

1980s

1980s: 1980 - 1989  

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2012

...election against the incumbent Jimmy Carter Reagan, Ronald (6 Feb. 1911) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 20th century Politics US presidents Rulers and politicians North America United States 1980 1980 Beatle John Lennon is murdered by a psychopath on the steps of his and Yoko Ono's apartment block in New York Lennon, John (1940–1980) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Performing arts Music North America United States 1981 1981 Iran releases the US embassy hostages immediately after the end of Jimmy Carter's presidency Iran...

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