The Occuponics perform with master parodist Dave Lippman at Zuccotti Park (AKA Liberty Plaza), April, 2011. The work performed is Dave’s parody of John Lennon’s classic “All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance,” a song that became a bona fide anthem of the anti-war movement of the late 1960s that Dave has updated for today’s era.
The Beatles’ Revolution is performed by Stephen C. Baldwin at Zuccotti Park (AKA Liberty Plaza) on November 8th, 2011. John Lennon’s song, like Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.,” is often misunderstood by those seeking to use this tune as fodder for an ideological grindstone. In fact, the nuanced view presented by each song is testament to the writers’ respect for the complex requirements for peaceful social change.
Stephen C. Baldwin, who was a member of the New York City-based cover band “The Meetles” before joining The Occuponics, observes that of all the Beatles songs he knows, the three that he finds most appropriate for performing at Occupy Wall Street are “Imagine,” “Revolution,” and “Come Together.”