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Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Happy Vesak Day To All Buddhists

Singers. 

Based on internet findings here are some singers and music makers who practise the Buddhist faith.

Annie Lennox, Cher, Courtney Love, Jennifer Lopez.

David Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Leonard Cohen, Sting (Gordon Sumner).

Songs

I am no expert on Buddhism and have tried without much success to compile a list of 60's to 80's western pops that has a Buddhist theme.  A search on the net hasn't revealed much but below is a rather shaky list  which will suffice for the moment. 

Although some of the songs have reasonable lyrics they do not deal much with the topic beyond the titles. A few of them show familiarity with Buddhist teachings. There is no intention to misinform, so please write in if otherwise:

 1.    Karma Man: David Bowie: 1968.
 2.    Instant Karma: John Lennon: 1970.
 3.    Sold To The Highest Buddha: Gong: 1973.
 4.    Bodhisattva: Steely Dan: 1973.
 5.    Shambala: Daniel Moore: Three Dog Night: 1973.
 6.    Dust In The Wind: Kansas: 1977.
 7.    Refuge Of The Road: Joni Mitchell: 1976.
 8.    Kharma Chameleon: Boy George: 1983.
 9.    Within You Without You: Beatles: 1967.
 10.  Tomorrow Never Knows: Beatles: 1966.
 11.  Oh Very Young: Cat Stevens: 1974.

 If you know some, please contribute.

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http://singapore60smusic.blogspot.sg/2014/05/a-happy-vesak-to-my-buddhist-friends.html

Images: Google.
Information from the Internet and may not be correct.

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