Music Has Power to Change

John Lennon - Imagine
John Lennon - Imagine

John Lennon - Imagine
John Lennon – Imagine
THUNDER BAY – Music has the power to change our world. The lyrics in a song can capture events and give them a long life.

Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones


Oh, a storm is threat’ning
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away

War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away
War, children, it’s just a shot away
It’s just a shot away

In a world where war, strife, and homelessness are still killing people, this song’s lyrics are as valid today as ever.

Imagine – John Lennon


The goal of world peace and a spirit of getting along is framed by John Lennon’s Imagine.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”.

Four Dead in Ohio


Ohio was written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. The iconic anthem was first performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It was released as a single, backed with Stephen Stills “Find the Cost of Freedom,” peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although a live version of the song was included on the group’s 1971 double album Four Way Street.

We are the World


Working to raise awareness of the plight of children in Africa facing hunger, We are the World sought to bring people around the world together.

In the Ghetto – Elvis


When you listen to this song, and realize that from the first time Elvis sang it, the cycle of poverty, hate and hunger has repeated over and over.


There is a power in music, and the words in songs make it possible for change.