A Brief Look at The Beatles and Their Music

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Baur, S (2006) The Beatles and Philosophy Chicago: Open Court p87

Beatles music makes you feel good, even 30 years after first hearing it, I and many other fans get intense pleasure from listening to the songs. By the age of 4 I was a keen listener, and by the age of 7 I owned all their albums. My view of the world we live in was shaped to a greater or lesser extent by the messages and music on those albums.

Before researching this topic, I have already in my mind my own understanding as to the Beatles goals and their developing intentions throughout the decade, their involvement with political activity, and what, in particular, Ono and Lennon sought to achieve in their ten month peace campaign during 1969.

The goals and philosophy of Marx, of a classless society and socialist order, reflected the civil, feminist, sexual freedom and anti-war movements of the 1960's fairly closely. “The sixties were also a time when many people were freer to experiment with the social and political philosophy of Karl Marx”. Harris, J.F (1993). Philosophy at 33 1/3 Rpm: Themes of Classic Rock Music. Chicago: Open Court Publishing. p42. Equal rights for all people irrespective of their race, or sex, or whatever else. In isolation, these movements…
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