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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The spiritual aspects of music are undeniable, and rock music has generated a lot discussion on where it lies in the realm of good and evil. Songwriters like Pete Townshend have explored these spiritual aspects within their work. The common usage of the term "rock god" acknowledges the religious quality of the adulation some rock stars receive. Incidentally, John Lennon became infamous for a statement he made in 1966 that The Beatles were "bigger than Jesus". However, he later said that this statement was misunderstood.

Many rock stars have religious backgrounds and many are still religious today.

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