Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Birthday John Lennon!

John Lennon was born on October 9th, 1940, Though he passed more than 30 years ago, his music and influence are still celebrated all over the world. As a member of the Beatles, Lennon was one half of one of the greatest songwriting teams in history, publishing his songs with Paul McCartney under the Northern Songs imprint. After the breakup of the Beatles, John Lennon enjoyed success as a solo artist, and with the Plastic Ono Band, releasing several albums.

In addition to having one of the most iconic voices in pop music, Lennon is also known for using his fame to raise political awareness through his campaign for peace, which is probably most remembered for the famous "Bed In" where he spent a week in bed with his wife Yoko Ono in protest of the Vietnam war. Lennon's vocal opposition of the Vietnam war led the Nixon administration's attempt to deport him. John Lennon's political and musical voices spoke loud and clear to his generation, and his impact on popular culture is legendary. The Yamaha Online Services office is in New York City, where Lennon was living when he was murdered. Yoko scattered his ashes in Central Park in a location that would later become a monument to Lennon; Strawberry Fields. Every year on Lennon's Birthday, and the anniversary of his death (December 9) thousands of fans gather at the Strawberry Fields Memorial to leave flowers, sing songs, and pay tribute to an incomparable icon.

Join us in celebrating an amazing body of musical work as we remember a truly extraordinary human being. At Yamaha MusicSoft, we have some of Lennon's best loved work in MIDI songs for your Yamaha keyboard, in addition to books and sheet music to help you learn to play!

John Lennon MIDI Songs

Whatever Gets You Through The Night
Instant Karma!
(Just Like) Starting Over

Books & Sheet Music

Lennon & McCartney Hits
(Sheet Music)
The Songs Of John Lennon
The John Lennon Collection
(Sheet Music)
The Beatles- 1
(Sheet Music)
Beatles! Beatles! Beatles!
(Sheet Music)

Beatles MIDI Songs

Strawberry Fields Forever
All You Need Is Love
Come Together