Throughout history, musicians and singers have been inspired by real situations in their lives, in love or heartbreak, in sadness or in hope.

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Music in History

Lennon Yoko Imagine music song

Some artists have dreamed of the union of countries and world peace.

As a musician and songwriter, you can find inspiration in those situations that you can identify with or motivate you to create, write or sing a song. To help you find that inspiration, we prepared a story of a famous song in history and on this occasion, we chose one that sought hope and peace.

In 1971, when The Beatles had officially dissolved, and John Lennon performed as a soloist with a strong influence on youth around the world, due to his political opinions and his pacifist and anti-war commitment, his album called “Imagine” was published.

The Album includes a song that without a doubt his most famous song as a soloist and in turn became a pacifist anthem “Imagine”.

John recounted that one morning, in his room in Ascot, England, Yoko watched him carefully as he created this infamous piece while playing her piano he ended the song with a serene melody. To write this song John Lenon took a reference from a book by his wife titled Grapefruit, especially the poem entitled “Cloud Piece”. He felt that he had written something special and even said in interviews that it was the best song he had written.

“Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Livin’ life in peace”

Over the years, the song has been taken as a reference against the differences that exist in society and a call for unity and peace.

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