During his time in jail, Berry joined a Gospel group and practiced his songwriting abilities. (Gulla 32) . After his release Berry began to get serious about his guitar playing, however he still often worked as a carpenter, took a few manufacturing jobs and trained as a hairdresser. He married Themetta Suggs, purchased their first home in St. Louis, he continued to play popular nightclubs in the area looking for his break. Berry’s friend Ira Harris taught him new guitar techniques that became the basis for the Chuck Berry sound.
Later His father was hit with polio and the family returned to his mother's home town, Hibbing, where Zimmerman spent the rest of his childhood. Robert Zimmerman spent much of his youth listening to the radio. First to blues and country stations broadcasting from Shreveport, Louisiana and, later, to early rock and roll. Bob Dylan started writing poems at the age of ten he also taught himself to play the piano and guitar. His first musical inspirations were by such talents as: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard.
Billie hated his stepfather and dedicated a song to him called "Why do you want him?". It was his first song, he wrote it his self, when he was 14 years old I think, that it is a amazing fact, because not every 14 year old can write good music. Billie Joe Armstrong`s love for music started at a young age. When he was five, he visited hospitals and sung for the patients. It was really awesome!
King attended a segregated public school in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen and received his B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College; a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. In June 1953 Martin married Coretta Scott and had four kids. In 1954 King became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time Rosa Parks was arrested for failure to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus.
He became a mentor to Baldwin, and Beauford’s influence brought him to his first realization that a black person could be an artist. While working odd jobs, he wrote short stories, essays, and book reviews. He also was a preacher like his stepfather but was better gifted. During his teenage years in Harlem and Greenwich Village, Baldwin started to realize that he was gay. Baldwin was taunted by American prejudice against blacks and gays, so Baldwin left the United States at the4 age of twenty-four and settled in Paris, France.
The poems are about Heaney’s childhood, in his poems he explains the change of attitude to the natural world, and the poems both have two parts: the childhood and his views as an adult. His poems describe his experience as a child. The reader knows that Heaney is describing his childhood in “Blackberry Picking” because in his poem he shows a vivid account of picking blackberries which shows us that it can only be done by child. A quotation to prove this is “I always felt like crying. It wasn’t fair”.
In 1959 at age 14 Bob Marley quit school. Shortly after, in the late 50’s, Bob Marley and his mother moved from their home town of St. Ann Jamaica to Trenchtown in search of better job opportunities for Cedalla. After Bob Marley moved to Trenchtown he became friends with Neville Livingston who people called, Bunny. At age 16, Bob Marley began to follow his dreams of becoming a musician. Another one of Marley’s friends, Jimmy Cliff, also a musician, introduced Marley to a producer, Leslie Kong.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 5 Dec 2011 Flannery O’Conner: The Displaced Person Flannery O’Conner was born on the 25th of March, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia where she spent much of her childhood. When her father was diagnosed with lupus she moved with her family to the rural town of Milledgeville where she lived along with other members of her mother’s family. In 1945 she was awarded a journalism scholarship to attend Iowa State University. (Flannery) It was there that she would decide to pursue a career in fiction rather than fact. After graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts O’Connor spent the next several years living and writing in New York State until she was diagnosed with Lupus, the disease that had killed her father.
In June 1951, Martin graduated with an “A” average and delivered the valedictory speech for his class. For his efforts in throughout his time in school King received the Pearl Plafker Award for being an outstanding student. In 1954, King’s status in society was changed from Mr. to Doctor. In 1955, Dr. King began his involvement with the Civil Rights movement following the arrest of Rosa Parks for not allowing a white man to have her seat on a Birmingham bus company. Dr. King and other African American leaders decided to boycott the Bus Company.
He gained recognition with the name of Bob Dylan; therefore, he lawfully and officially changed his name to Bob Dylan in August, 1962 (A&E). Basically, his entire career started in 1961, where he left the university and started living in Greenwich Village, New York City. He was inspired by several kinds of music: blues, rock and roll, folk, gospel and country music (Bob). Most of the songs he wrote were related politics, justice, humanity, violence and suffering, etc. In 1963, he had a relationship with Joan Baez, an American folk singer and songwriter known for her soprano style and three-octave vocal range, that lasted two years.