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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

Beatles   Reference library

A. S. Hargreaves

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
59 words

.... The Beatles, a 1960s Liverpool pop group, were the decade’s most commercially successful rock-pop musicians and a social phenomenon (‘Beatlemania’) in crystallizing youth culture. The later musical experimentalism of John Lennon (murdered, 1980 ) and Paul McCartney , the main songwriters of the ‘Fab Four’, subverted, revolutionized, and continues to influence popular culture for younger generations. A. S....

Michael X

Michael X (1933–1975)   Reference library

Camille Alexander

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,216 words

...Racial Adjustment Action Society (RAAS), the acronym of which is Jamaican slang for “ass.” Michael also cofounded an organization called Defense, as well as the London Free School (LFS), with John “Hoppy” Hopkins, a political activist. He used his skills as a hustler and his charm with women to procure financial support from many notable patrons, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Michael organized the first Notting Hill Carnival with the LFS that year, converted to Islam, and took the name Michael Abdul Malik. In 1967 Malik became the first nonwhite...

Addison-Lewis, Carol Linda

Addison-Lewis, Carol Linda (1950s– )   Reference library

James Clyde Sellman

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
818 words

...song, “Tricked and Trapped,” on the B-side. Her first full-length album, Born to Shine ( 1976 ), was released on the Trinidadian label KH Records. It featured American-style gospel-inflected soul music and included what became Addison’s signature numbers: “Born to Shine,” John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and “Take Me Back.” In 2012 , Peter Ray Blood, who covers music and entertainment for the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian , compiled a list of Trinidad’s top 50 pop hits from the 1960s through the 1990s, and he included all three selections. On the other hand,...

Rubalcaba, Gonzalo

Rubalcaba, Gonzalo (1963– )   Reference library

Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,092 words

...Although the crowd outside waved Cuban flags, threw bottles, spat on concertgoers, and launched slurs at them, Rubalcaba went ahead with the performance. Before commencing the concert, he thanked the three hundred people who sat in the 1,700-seat theater and began to play John Lennon’s song “Imagine.” Gonzalo is recognized as one of the most accomplished Cuban musicians of his generation. As of 2015 he had received fifteen Grammy nominations, and won a Latin Grammy for Jazz Album of the Year, for Supernova ( 2001 ), and a Grammy for his coproduction of ...

Beatles

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
51 words

...The Beatles, a 1960s Liverpool pop group, were the decade's most commercially successful rock‐pop musicians and a social phenomenon (‘Beatlemania’) epitomizing youth culture. The later musical experimentalism of John Lennon (murdered, 1980 ) and Paul McCartney , the songwriters of the ‘Fab Four’, subverted, revolutionized, and continues to influence popular...

recusancy

recusancy   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
365 words

...were extended to women, but were difficult to collect outside Dublin. Royal plans for a Spanish marriage followed by the Graces eased the pressure on Catholics until the lord justiceship of Richard Boyle and Adam Loftus in 1629 . Lennon, Colm , The Lords of Dublin in the Age of the Reformation (1989) McCavitt, John , Recusant History (1991) Hiram...

Hoover, J. Edgar

Hoover, J. Edgar (1895–1972)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
502 words

...discredit” targeted individuals and organizations. The subjects of FBI investigations ranged from Communist party activists to Eleanor Roosevelt , the actor Rock Hudson, the author Ernest Hemingway , the baseball star Mickey Mantle, the poet Allen Ginsberg, and the rock star John Lennon. Furthermore, Hoover authorized a series of programs that targeted civil rights and radical organizations for the explicit purpose of discrediting and neutralizing them. Hoover particularly sought to discredit Martin Luther King Jr. , by circulating information about King's...

Broadwater Farm riots

Broadwater Farm riots   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Black British History

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Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,034 words

...council invested considerable resources into the estate, with about £33 million spent on redesigning its layout, giving each block a unique identity. A huge mural painted on the side of one of the council blocks features Martin Luther King , M. K. Gandhi , Bob Marley , and John Lennon —four apostles of peace looking down on what many consider to be a transformed Broadwater Farm. Not only does the estate look and feel different; the previous ethnic mix of the predominately white working class and Afro‐Caribbean population has changed and the estate now boasts...

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