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The Beatles: Musical Transcendentalists
Transcript of The Beatles: Musical Transcendentalists
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free
Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.” What are some of the transcendentalists’ ideas? Freedom, Individuality, Global human connectivity, and maybe even stop and smell the roses. There are a lot of Beatles songs with some of those themes. Their trip to India served as a very inspirational time for The Beatles. It was there that they wrote their most popular album and their most popular song “Let It Be”. In the song “I am the Walrus”, The lyric “I am the eggman” refers to Humpty Dumpty and more specifically the frailty of humans. Other transcendentalist themes can be found in songs such as “All You Need Is Love”, and“BlackBird”. And Now The Queez 1. Where did the Beatles write their best selling album “Let It Be” ?
A.) India B.)Australia
C.) England D.) The U.S. 2. Who was the lead guitarist?
A.) George Harrison B.) John Lennon
C.) Richard Starkey D.) Paul McCartney 3. “I am he as you are he as they are he and we are all together.” What transcendentalist idea does this phrase convey?
A.) Freedom and Individuality B.)We are all connected
C.) Conquer the world D.) Everyone is a boy 4.”Blackbird singing in the dead of night/ Take these broken wings and learn to fly.” What transcendentalist idea does the phrase convey?
A.) We are all connected. B.)Life is pain and suffering.
C.)Freedom and individuality D.)It is best to be alone
5. Which of the 4 Beatles was Hindu in terms of religion?
A.) Paul McCartney B.)John Lennon
C.)Ringo Star D.)George Harrison