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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:33 AM

600 Guitarists Pictured In Darjeeling Playing John Lennon's Imagine As Tribute to India Rape Vicitim

More than 600 guitarists in Darjeeling performed a singalong of John Lennon's Imagine in tribute to the gang rape victim whose death has stirred the nation.

Male and female students and activists played the song simultaneously in what was a planned world record attempt.

It was performed at the Darjeeling Tea and Tourism Festival, originally intended to pay tribute to 50 years of the Liverpool band, according to the Times of India.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/03/india-gang-rape-victim-john-lennon_n_2402287.html



What a wonderful, secular response to this tragedy.

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Reply 600 Guitarists Pictured In Darjeeling Playing John Lennon's Imagine As Tribute to India Rape Vicitim (Original post)
cleanhippie Jan 2013 OP
DianaForRussFeingold Jan 2013 #1
louis-t Jan 2013 #2
EvilAL Jan 2013 #6
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #12
EvilAL Jan 2013 #17
louis-t Jan 2013 #15
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #3
samsingh Jan 2013 #4
calimary Jan 2013 #5
intheflow Jan 2013 #7
cleanhippie Jan 2013 #9
intheflow Jan 2013 #11
cleanhippie Jan 2013 #13
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #8
LynneSin Jan 2013 #10
nilram Jan 2013 #16
barbtries Jan 2013 #14

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:39 AM

1. Oh,Wow! That's beautiful!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:55 AM

2. Cool, wish I could have been there.

Ah, the song is in the key of C, I see. I hope they were all in tune!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:06 PM

6. It seems like F they are playing

except for the guy in the middle front.. he's playing a C, but he's up one fret too many.. heheh..

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:59 PM

12. I think he's playing an F#.

 

Maybe he's a Tony Iommi fan and tuned his guitar down a half note.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:05 AM

17. nah, you can tell

by the positions of his middle, ring and pinky fingers.. he's playing the "full C" as my friend calls it, by adding the G on the top string.. except he's up a fret.. downtuning wouldn't help because the open G string would be flat..
Hope he didn't throw everyone off... hahaha

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Response to EvilAL (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:35 PM

15. Huh, I didn't notice that!

I wondered how they got them to start and stop at the same time. Flashing light or lcd countdown would work. If they just counted over a mic, there would be a delay to the people in the back. I listened to the song, it's in C.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:56 AM

3. Imagine...

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:03 PM

4. kick

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:03 PM

5. Music - the universal language.

Math, too. But music also speaks to the heart as well as to the brain.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:10 PM

7. Cool story but I have to point out glaring content mistake.

John Lennon wrote Imagine after the Beatles broke up. The article's writer implicitly indicates it was a Beatles song. Worse, they don't even mention the Beatles by name; they're referred to as "the Liverpool band."

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Response to intheflow (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:14 PM

9. Good catch.

But I find it to be of little importance to the gesture itself.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:53 PM

11. I don't mean to diminish the story.

I just hate sloppy reporting, and it's everywhere on the web.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:02 PM

13. On that, we are in complete agreement!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:11 PM

8. There's a C chord in C, F and G keys. Not to mention minor keys.

 

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:52 PM

10. ANy video yet - love to see that

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:36 AM

16. ditto. haven't found any yet.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:08 PM

14. i hope there's a video

though even just the picture brought tears to my eyes.

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