“Imagine” (released October 11, 1971) is a song co-written and performed by English musician John Lennon. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality and to consider the possibility that the whole of humanity would live unattached to material possessions. Shortly before his death, Lennon said that much of the song’s “lyric and content” came from his wife Yoko Ono, and in 2017, she received a co-writing credit.
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I don’t look at music from the standpoint of being a musician; I look at it from the standpoint of being a human being.
It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while still maintaining his unique, unmistakable voice.
April 12: Herbie Hancock was born in 1940 – Happy 78th birthday!
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