An Addition to the Jukebox and a plug for Amnesty International:
Some cover versions done by artists such as Snow Patrol, The Cure, Corinne Bailey Rae and REM have recorded their take on some Lennon tunes have been released every so often in the last few years and on May 1st another song was released – this time by Green Day.
– More background info from Amnesty International and the Make Some Noise campaign »
Make Some Noise is a global venture by Amnesty International that mixes music, celebration and action to protect individuals wherever freedom, justice and equality are denied. Thanks to an extraordinary gift from Yoko Ono â€“ the recording rights to â€œImagineâ€ and John Lennonâ€™s entire solo songbook â€“ we are harnessing the power of music to inspire a new generation to stand up for human rights.
As a solo artist, John Lennonâ€™s unique talent and passionate campaign for world peace made him one of the most influential activists the world has ever seen. “Peace is no violence, no frustration, no fear,” claimed Lennon â€“ and with this lyrical mantra, he strived to promote the issues he believed in, inspiring change through music which both provoked and united communities. In a world plagued by war and poverty Lennon’s message is just as relevant today as it was it was first written.
Our aim is to attract one million new supporters worldwide. Weâ€™re not here to talk about the past, tug on the heartstrings or show images of suffering. Weâ€™re here to make a positive impact on our world and collectively raise our voices to make as much noise as we can for human rights.
Click on the banner below to go to the site to download and purchase the songs:
Green Day – Working Class Hero: