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September '77
Port Elizabeth weather fine
It was business as usual
In police room 619
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko
Yihla Moja, Yihla Moja
-The man is dead
On 18 August 1977, Steve Biko was arrested by officers of the Port Elizabeth security police. Interrogation took place in the Police Room 619 of the Sanlam Building in Port Elizabeth. The interrogation lasted twenty-two hours and included torture and beatings resulting in a coma.
On 11 September 1977, police loaded him in the back of a Land Rover, naked and restrained in manacles to take him to a prison with hospital facilities. He died shortly after arrival at the Pretoria prison, on 12 September. The police claimed his death was the result of an extended hunger strike, but an autopsy revealed multiple bruises and abrasions and that he ultimately succumbed to a brain hemorrhage from the massive injuries to the head.
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Not when he looked so fierce
This line was song by Yoko Ono. It's the first female voice that made it on to a record of the Beatles.
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Prudence
Prudence Farrow was also in India while the Beatles were there, she used to lock her self up in her room to meditate. Because they were worried about her, they sang to her.
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barber
This is supposedly James Bioletti, the barber who used to cut, John, Paul and George's hair when they were children.
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The number 9 finds its way back into John life and music on more than one occasion. He was born on October the 9th, lived at 9 Newcastle Road, etc. In his music you can also find it back in songs like revolution number 9. John Lennon wrote this song when he was about 17 years old.
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Inspite of all the danger is the first beatle song ever recorded, june 12, 1958. Later it became the titlesong of the film nowhere boy, a film about John Lennon and the early beginnings of the beatles (then called the quarryman). It is the only beatlesong written by Harrison-Mccartney. Paul McCartney was 16 and George Harrison was only 15 when recording.
Beatles – Julia
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On July 15th, 1958 Julia Lennon, John's mother, was killed in a car accident. She was hit by a car when she was walking home after paying a visit to her sister Mimi. John was mainly raised by his aunt Mimi, but as a teen he had a good relationship with his mother. She taught him how to play the banjo and shared a great interest in music with John. Julian Lennon, John's first son, was named after her. The song Julia is a tribute to John's mother, just like let it be is a tribute to Paul's mother who also died at a very young age.
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Strawberry fields
Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army home in Liverpool. As a child John often came here, even though his aunt and guardian Mimi didn't approve of it. John had many happy memories about this place.
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Father Mckenzie writing the words
The lyrics used to by father Mccartney, but Paul didn't want create the image of his father darning socks in the middle of the night so he changed it to Mckenzie.
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Eleanor Rigby
Paul Mccartney came up with the name Eleanor Rigby, Eleanor was after an actress and he had read the name Rigby on a shop's window. Later a gravestone with the name Eleanor Rigby was discovered on a Liverpool graveyard.
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Paul McCartney wrote this song in only a couple of hours for Julian Lennon, when John and Cynthia were getting a divorce. John Lennon had thought that Jude stood for John instead of Julian for many years. He thought Paul wrote it for him and not for Julian. Julian found out the song was written for him nearly 20 years after the song was recorded.
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Jeroen Bosch
Jeroen Bosch was a painter from Den Bosh in the late 1400's and early 1500's. It was said he had a deal with the devil because of the devilish pictures he painted.
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Paul McСartney used this song to impress John Lennon and as we all know it worked and it let to one of the most important, maybe even the most important, bands in history. That alone makes it a wonderful song. Imagine if Paul McСartney had played an Elvis Presley song which everyone already knew very well and John wasn't that impressed. The entire history of music could have been very different. If that doesn't mean anything to you, just listen to it and you’ll realize that it’s simply a great rock ‘n roll song!
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It was written to sound as a Dali painting looks. So the colors you see, the melting clocks, the feeling you would get from the painting is similar to the feeling you get from listening to the song. I don't know about you, but I get goosebumps every time I listen to the song, so I'dd say mission definitely accomplished!
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