From Prairial to Pop Culture. Day Thirty-two. Even the Beatles thought twice

Being a revolutionary is hard. An example of hard choices you have to make can be found in the evolution between two Beatles’ songs of 1968: “Revolution 1” and the better-known “Revolution.” You may be surprised to learn why John Lennon’s change in wording in “Revolution” generated outrage among the Left.
What was their reason for outrage?
1. He replaced Che Guevara with Malcolm X
2. He withdrew his support for violent action
3. He improvised and sang, “all you need is love” instead of “well then you can count me in”
4. All of the above.


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