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  1. Introduction.
  2. Reasons why music seems to have an irrefutable effect on us.
  3. Variation in the popular styles of music.
  4. Bob Marley.
    1. Early life.
    2. His passive nature.
    3. The beginning of his career.
    4. Problems faced during his career.
    5. The Exodus album.
    6. Bob Marley's fascination with the Rastafarian culture and religion.
  5. John Lennon.
    1. Early life.
    2. Acceptance into the Liverpool College of Art.
    3. The three experimental albums with Yoko Ono.
    4. His songs and his political radicalism.
    5. The end og John Lennon.
  6. Bob Dylan.
    1. Early life.
    2. The begining of Dylan's national musical career.
    3. The song 'Blowin' in The Wind'.
    4. A magical combination of political consciousness and imagery.
    5. His fourth album released in 1964.
    6. The height of his creativity.
  7. Conclusion.
  8. Works cited.

Music is a form of entertainment that has existed for millions of years. Music even predates written word. The harmonious or discordant sounds of music are a reflection of human emotions. Songs have the ability to make one feel sad, happy or angry. Our atmosphere is affected by music; if we wanted to create a romantic vibe we would play some Barry White or other slow soothing types of music. Music also has the ability to effect our production and intelligence. It has been said that playing Mozart to little children will increase their intelligence, playing music to animals increases farmer production, and listening to fast music while driving increases the number of car accidents. Even though some are not proven, just theories, it is undeniable that music affects our minds, bodies, and spirits.

[...] Dylan dropped out of college after his freshman year, but remained within the Dinkytown music circuit (Bob Dylan). Dylan's national musical career began to take off in the 1960s. In January 1961, Dylan traveled to New York to perform and visit his sick musical idol Woodie Guthrie. Guthrie was a very influential American folk musician, who identified with the common man, despised fascism, hypocrisy, politicians, and economic exploitation. After several small gigs, Dylan's career hit a high point when New York Times critic, Robert Shelton gave Dylan a positive review in the magazine. [...]


[...] The end result was protest against the Beatles and the burnings of Beatle memorabilia and records, and the banning of Beatles music on radio stations. This incident ignited the end of their scheduled touring dates for fear of what fans deranged, angered, or crazy fans might do. While Lennon was still a Beatle, he recorded three experimental albums with Yoko Ono called Unfinished Music No. 1:Two Virgins, Unfinished Music No. Life with the Lions, and The Wedding Album. Lennon's first pop music album was Live Peace in Toronto in 1969. [...]


[...] He became known as ?Tuff Gong.? When Marley was growing up he made friends with Neville ?Bunny' Livingston (later to become Bunny Wailer of the Wailers) and began playing music with him. Marley became unsatisfied with school and dropped out at the age of fourteen and became an apprentice at a local welders shop. Livingston and Marley met up with another local singer and Rastafarian Joe Higgs and practiced music together. One fateful jam session with Higgs, Livingston, and Marley they met up with Peter McIntosh better known as Peter Tosh. [...]

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