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23rd May '15 6:54:01 AM marmota-b
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*** You left out the most awesome part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The Music/VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.
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*** You left out Of course, it was not just Havel, but a whole group of people involved in culture, some of whom were so old they probably never listened to rock in their life: but they all agreed that persecuting someone just because they liked a specific genre of music was the most awesome last straw after which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_77 they could not remain silent]]. *** The awesomest part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The Music/VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.
9th Mar '15 6:37:47 PM bt8257
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** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and Jimi Hendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.
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** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] Music/JohnLennon and Jimi Hendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.
9th Mar '15 6:37:22 PM bt8257
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* According to Andras Simonyi, Hungarian ambassador to the United States and former dissident leader, the music of Music/TheBeatles, JimiHendrix, and Cream, helped give Eastern European youth the resolve to stand up to their oppressive governments. Said Simonyi, "By keeping in touch with the music scene in the West, it kind of kept me sane and with the feeling I was part of the free world." That's right, boys and girls. Rock n' Roll defeated Communism. ** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and JimiHendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.
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* According to Andras Simonyi, Hungarian ambassador to the United States and former dissident leader, the music of Music/TheBeatles, JimiHendrix, Music/JimiHendrix, and Cream, Music/{{Cream}}, helped give Eastern European youth the resolve to stand up to their oppressive governments. Said Simonyi, "By keeping in touch with the music scene in the West, it kind of kept me sane and with the feeling I was part of the free world." That's right, boys and girls. Rock n' Roll defeated Communism. ** Not just Communism -- many people regarded [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]] and JimiHendrix Jimi Hendrix as anti-capitalist, anti-establishment revolutionaries.

* The leading singers of Brazil's psych/prog-rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth. They also took inspiration, naturally, from their own native music.
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* The leading singers of Brazil's psych/prog-rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', ''Tropicalia'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth. They also took inspiration, naturally, from their own native music.
4th Jan '15 11:41:26 AM Quag15
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* The leading singers of Brazil's progressive rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth.
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* The leading singers of Brazil's progressive rock psych/prog-rock movement, ''{{Tropicalia}}'', were inspired by the Beatles and other classic rock, but were censored and banned with threat of jail time by Brazil's then-oppressive government which declared the whole genre subversive because it inspired Brazil's youth.youth. They also took inspiration, naturally, from their own native music.
12th Aug '14 9:33:18 AM Willbyr
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*** You left out the most awesome part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.
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*** You left out the most awesome part of the story: Plastic People of the Universe was a cover band; which band? The VelvetUnderground Music/VelvetUnderground - inspired by the first two albums which Havel had brought back from New York before the Soviet invasion. And what was the name of Havel's revolution in late '80s? The Velvet Revolution. Yeah.
1st May '14 9:16:45 AM Fawfulster
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Scottish clans used to use the eerie sound of bagpipes to demoralize their enemies, especially the non-Gaelic ones who didn't know whatthehell that sound was.
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* Scottish clans used to use the eerie sound of bagpipes to demoralize their enemies, especially the non-Gaelic ones who didn't know whatthehell what the hell that sound was.
25th Feb '14 11:12:36 AM m8e
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** After the Battle of the Bulge, Nazis set up loudspeakers to pump out propaganda. One US corporal, who was Jewish, took it upon himself to set up his own loudspeakers to play the music of Jewish singer Al Jolson. That corporal was Melvin Kaminsky, who would later leave the Army to become an [[MelBrooks actor/producer/director]] of many films.
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** After the Battle of the Bulge, Nazis set up loudspeakers to pump out propaganda. One US corporal, who was Jewish, took it upon himself to set up his own loudspeakers to play the music of Jewish singer Al Jolson. That corporal was Melvin Kaminsky, who would later leave the Army to become an [[MelBrooks [[Creator/MelBrooks actor/producer/director]] of many films.
22nd Dec '13 2:58:24 PM tricksterson
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Scottish clans used to use the eerie sound of bagpipes to demoralize their enemies, especially the non-Gaelic ones who didn't know whatthehell that sound was.
19th Aug '13 4:07:32 AM DealsWithFate4
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* In Times Square, protestors counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones by singing the Beatles' All You Need Is Love.
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* In Times Square, protestors [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=times%20square%20all%20you%20need%20is%20love&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmxoVis_6yNA&ei=uPoRUoDsO8js2wXOhoDwAg&usg=AFQjCNE4CHuD8sBDqogSHl3zaDxJ7HxrVA&bvm=bv.50768961,d.b2I protestors]] counter an anti-Islamic speech by pastor Terry Jones by singing the Beatles' All You Need Is Love.
5th Jun '13 3:41:46 PM TimLikesMusic
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* [[Music/{{Nightwish}} Tuomas Holopainen]] saved himself from suicide by composing "The Poet and the Pendulum."
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