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Monday, March 28, 2016
Stay in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's honeymoon suite in Amsterdam

In the Netherlands in 1969, John and Yoko literally spent their honeymoon, a whole week, in bed, without privacy, with the press in the room. The bed-in took place from March 25-31, 1969 in suite 902 of the Amsterdam Hilton. Now the same room called the "John and Yoko Suite" is available for the public to stay in.

Source: Celebrity Travel Examiner
Film that claims new details of John Lennon's death to hit film festivals

A new film, "The Lennon Report," will be featured in three U.S. film festivals that begin in April. The film looks at the situation faced by medical personnel who had to attend to the mortally wounded John Lennon the night he was shot, including some who didn't know Lennon who was their patient, and how they tried to keep it quiet.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Zayn Malik on The Beatles' influence on upcoming solo album

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has discussed the influence that The Beatles had on his debut solo album, "Mind Of Mine", out this week. On his "Fool For You", a Beatles-esque pop ballad in the style of In My Life, Malik said, "I was listening to a lot of John Lennon," including, he said, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

Source: NME, UK
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Heartbroken gathering in Brussels sings John Lennon's Imagine

Hours after Brussels was hit with a terrorist attack Tuesday morning, crowds began to gather at Place de la Bourse, a central square in the city, now serving as a memorial to the fallen, to honor the victims. The somber scene included crying, candle lighting, hand holding and a small group quietly singing and swaying to John Lennon's "Imagine."

Source: Mashable

Joe Garagiola
Baseball legend Joe Garagiola passes away at 90

Joe Garagiola, who had an eight-decade career as a baseball player and broadcaster, died Wednesday. He was 90. Best known as the voice of Major League Baseball's Game of the Week broadcasts, as guest host on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, one of his interviews was with two members of the Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Source: USA Today
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Imagine living inside a piece of Beatles history in Liverpool

A cottage once owned by John Lennon's family has been put on the market. The property in Woolton was lived in by many members of Lennon's family, including his Aunt Mimi and his sisters. John Lennon himself is also said to have stayed in the house, just around the corner from Mendips, a number of times during his childhood.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, March 21, 2016

Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon to play in concert in North Carolina

Sean Lennon, the son of the late John Lennon and Yoko Ono, is teaming up with Les Claypool to form The Claypool Lennon Delirium. The pair will play the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina, on June 9th. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Lennon and Claypool have a record coming out later this spring called "Monolith of Phobos."

Source: WSFX TV, Wilmington
New John Lennon commemorative guitar to be released by C.F. Martin & Co.

Guitar makers C. F. Martin and Co. announced Monday it will be releasing a second guitar in honor John Lennon. The back of the new D-28 model John Lennon guitar is inlaid with a peace sign and the East Indian rosewood head plate includes John Lennon's self-portrait illustration. The guitar is will sell for $5,499.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Unseen photos of John Lennon in 1966 set to fetch 30,000 at auction

A set of previously unseen photographs of John Lennon smiling and playing up to the camera on the set of the film How I Won The War are expected to sell for 30,000 (about $42,440) when they go up for auction. The set of 200 candid images, 190 of which have never been published, go under the hammer March 22.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, March 14, 2016

John and Yoko in Gibralter
John and Yoko's stolen wedding pics tracked down after 40 years

They are some of the most intimate images ever taken of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, taken at their secret wedding in Gibraltar in 1969, at the heart of a long-running mystery after vanishing in an apparent burglary in 1975. Now investigation has tracked down the negatives for the 118 missing pictures, estimated to be worth more than 100,000.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, March 11, 2016
The day John Lennon saw a UFO

Standing on the balcony of his 53rd street penthouse in 1974, John Lennon stood in complete shock at the sight of a strange metallic flying craft, hovering just feet above him, then sailed silently across the rooftops. During an interview, May Pang would later describe the moment in great detail, something that looked out of this world.

Source: Ghost Theory
Monday, March 7, 2016
John Lennon's earliest known letter set to auction for $42,800

The earliest known letter written by John Lennon is expected to fetch more than 30,000 (about $42,800) at auction next month. The 11-year-old Lennon put pen to a sweet fold-out note card shortly after Christmas 1951 to thank his Aunt Harriet for the presents she gave him, including a book about famous ships.

Source: Liverpool Echo

Yoko Ono
Recovering Yoko Ono delays trip to France for gallery opening

Yoko Ono will not attend the launch of a retrospective of her work in France next week as she is still recovering from a severe bout of flu, gallery managers said Saturday. The 83-year-old's doctor had "strongly advised her against any travel before she has completely recovered", said Thierry Raspail, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, France.

Source: Global Post
Friday, March 4, 2016
50 years on, we forget how shocking the rest of John's Jesus interview was

Fifty years ago today, the London Evening Standard published an interview with John Lennon that became an enduring part of the Beatles' legacy. Largely forgotten, however, is the rest of that sprawling, intimate interview. Read five decades later, it's a fascinating, and sometimes uncomfortable, time capsule.

Source: The Slate
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
John Lennon's personal stamp collection to go on display in New York City

John Lennon's boyhood stamp collection will go on display at the World Stamp Show in New York City. Lennon's personal collection of stamps started when a relative reportedly handed down a half filled book of collectors stamps, sparking the young Beatles' interest in philately. The World Stamp Show runs in Manhattan from May 28 to June 4.

Source: NME, UK

Vladimir Lenin
Lenin becomes Lennon: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle

Large swathes of Ukraine have been erasing remnants of their totalitarian past since the February 2014 ouster of the ex-Soviet republic's Russian-backed president. It was only a minor tweak in the spelling but a historic change when a Ukrainian village on Wednesday renamed a street, which honored Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.

Source: Tengrinews, Kazakhstan

Julia Baird
Video: Julia Baird speaks in Florida

The sister of John Lennon spoke in Panama City Beach Public, FL, yesterday afternoon. Julia Baird, who is Lennon's half sister and shares the same mother, wrote the book "Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon." She said it took her two years to write, and she wrote it to set the record straight about her brother and their family.

Source: WJHG TV, Panama City Beach, FL
Monday, February 29, 2016
Yoko Ono home and recovering after being in hospital over weekend

Yoko Ono is back home after being hospitalised last Friday. Ono had been admitted to a New York hospital on the advice of her doctor after suffering with "flu-like symptoms". It had initially been reported that the 83-year-old Ono had suffered a stroke, but these claims were later denied by Sean Lennon.

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Plastic Fauxno All Star Band brings songs of John Lennon to Lake Tahoe

A two-night stand by the Plastic Fauxno All Star Band at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe this weekend will envision what 1980 shows by John Lennon could have been. The band's show includes a "nostalgic and historically contextual video backdrop," as well as performances of John Lennon and Beatles songs.

Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Nasty Rumors: Yoko Ono denies she broke up the Beatles

Since The Beatles' infamous breakup in 1969, fans have long speculated that the late John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono was the main reason behind the iconic band's split. Now, in promotion for her new album, "Yes, I'm A Witch Too," in her "25 Things You Didn't Know About Me" column, Ono insists, "I had nothing to do with breaking up the Beatles."

Source: HNGN
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blu-ray of How I Won the War nearly makes odd film watchable

The just-released Blu-ray of "How I Won the War" with John Lennon as Musketeer Gripweed is probably the best reason yet to own the movie. The Blu-ray is great in the picture department, although falls down in the bonus features, which has several trailers of other Richard Lester movies, though none of his Beatles ones.

Source: Beatles Examiner
John Lennon's former Palm Beach home sells for $23M

The former Palm Beach home of late Beatles legend John Lennon quietly sold for $23.1 million in an off-market deal, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. The Mediterranean estate has five bedrooms, a tennis court, cabana building on the beach, and a second-floor bridge connecting the home to its former guest house.

Source: Curbed, Miami
Monday, February 22, 2016
Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $34,000

A lock of John Lennon's hair has sold for 24,000 (about $34,000) at auction. The four-inch piece of hair was sold by Heritage Auctions in Dallas to a Beatles collector in the UK. The lock has been in the hands of German hairdresser, Klaus Baruck, for nearly 50 years, and it is the largest section of Lennon's hair ever sold.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Yoko Ono: I thought my music was beautiful all along

For years, Yoko Ono's music was, at best, viewed as a mammoth indulgence on the part of her husband, John Lennon, and subjected to decades of vilification. Now everyone from Gaga to Sparks are lining up to pay tribute. How does the 83-year-old artist feel about the world catching up to the Yoko Ono sound?

Source: The Guardian, UK
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12-year-old painter's art show features John Lennon portrait

12-year-old Ontario boy Evan Sharma, who has already received critical acclaim for his impressionist creations, began sketching when he was three, but became inspired during a trip to the Louvre in Paris. Sharma's colourful portfolio includes a striking portrait of John Lennon. He will showcase some of his work this weekend in Toronto.

Source: CTV News, Canada
Yoko Ono says David Bowie's death has left a big empty space

Yoko Ono says she and John Lennon were good friends with Bowie and Yoko remained very close Bowier after Lennon's death in 1980. She said, "We understood each other, he was great. David was such a happy person." Yoko previously described Bowie as being "like family" to her and John and acted as a father figure to Sean.

Related Articles  Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Yoko Ono wins NME Inspiration award at 2016 NME Awards

Yoko Ono has won NME Inspiration at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas. The multimedia artist and activist was presented with the award by former Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore, who said, "She is an activist for peace. Her and her husband expressed peace. To say her name is to express happiness."

Source: NME, UK

John Lennon's car on display at the Royal BC Museum

A psychedelic Rolls Royce that once belonged to Beatle John Lennon is once again in the Royal BC Museum's lobby, until April 28th. The museum has owned the car since Expo 86 and periodically puts it on display. The museum says they've put up plexiglas screens around the car this time, as the colorful paint job is fragile after 50 years.

Source: CFAX 107, Victoria, BC
Monday, February 15, 2016
John Lennon's cousin played huge part in Beatle's life, says author

Stanley Parkes, a cousin of John Lennon who spent summers with him before Beatlemania and had a close relationship with him, has died at age 82, it was reported today. Author Ken McNab said Parkes had a significant role in Lennon's life, especially early on. "Stan was seven years older than John and easily the big brother he never had."

Source: Beatles Examiner
Wikipedia Beatles searches show Fab Four are still chart toppers

More than four decades after they split, the Beatles are looked up by someone every second on online encyclopedia Wikipedia, with a staggering 50,920 average daily page views. John Lennon is searched every six seconds and Paul McCartney ranks second, with his name being hit every 10 seconds on average.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, February 12, 2016
Vintage Video: John Lennon sings Instant Karma in 1970

On February 11, 1970, John Lennon and Yoko Ono brought their band, Klaus Voorman, Mal Evans, Alan White and BP Fallon, to the British television show Top of the Pops, the first of the four Beatles to appear on the program. Four takes of the song Instant Kharma were done in the studio with take three shown the next night, February 12.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The sweet meaning behind Hey Jude

"Hey Jude," one of the Beatles' most famous songs, is an uplifting ballad that's inspired the masses for decades. Paul McCartney originally wrote a rough version of the song, called "Hey Jules," to cheer up Lennon's then five-year old son, Julian, during his parents' divorce, and it eventually became "Hey Jude."

Source: .Mic
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Yoko Ono brings anti-violence art exhibit to Mexico

Yoko Ono has brought an anti-violence message to Mexico City with the opening of a participative-performance exhibit dubbed "Tierra de Esperanza," or "Land of Hope." The 82-year-old Ono told a crowd Tuesday Feb. 2 at the city's Museum of Memory and Tolerance that "I have come here to bring world peace."

Source: The Yucatan Times, Mexico
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
John Lennon's locks from How I Won the War expected to go for $10,000

On September 6, 1966, John Lennon got a very short haircut in preparation for his upcoming dramatic role as Private Gripweed in the film "How I Won the War." A clump of John's hair from this famous haircut will be auctioned off at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction in Dallas on February 20.

Source: John Lennon Examiner
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Yoko Ono to receive NME Inspiration Award

Yoko Ono will collect the Inspiration Award at the upcoming NME Awards, which take place on February 17 in London, the day before she turns 83. The publication chose Yoko to receive the award for her ''revolutionary ideas and concepts'' and influence on modern culture, and says, ''Yoko Ono's influence on modern culture is undeniable."

Source: TV3, Dublin
Monday, February 1, 2016

John Lennon Bus hits San Diego

A touring music recording studio named in memory of John Lennon will make a stop Monday at the Crown Point Junior Music Academy in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego.The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will stay for two days, during which the school kids will be able to write, record and produce an original song and music video.

Source: Times of San Diego

Elton John
Elton John admits he was intimidated by John Lennon

Elton John says he used to enjoy hanging out with John Lennon, whose last public performance came with Elton in New York's Madison Square Gardens in 1974, but admits he was wary of his "abrasive" humor. He said, "We hung out for a couple of years. He clicked with my band and the people around me. And we had so much fun."

Source: Irish Examiner, UK
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Former John Lennon home in Palm Beach sells for $23 million

Famous as a vacation home owned briefly in 1980 by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a seaside mansion built in 1919 in Palm Beach, FL., has changed hands for just over $23 million in an off-market deal. Named El Solano, the landmarked rambling mansion has at least five bedrooms and 13,730 square feet of living space, inside and out.

Source: Palm Beach Daily News
How John Lennon's sons paid tribute to Elvis on behalf of their father

On January 23, 1986, Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon participated in the first annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. On behalf of their father, John Lennon, they helped induct Elvis Presley into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Julian said, "Our father was a big fan of Elvis's," and then read a direct quote from John Lennon.

Source: The Examiner
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Hard Days Night Hotel unveils Beatles wedding vow renewal packages

Hard Days Night Hotel has unveiled two aptly named Vow Renewal Packages. Ideal for couples looking to refresh their nuptials, the Beatles inspired venue will offer the "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" package, with an overnight stay in the John Lennon Suite, and a more extravagant "It's Getting Better All the Time" offering.

Source: Purple Revolver
Book transports John Lennon to an uninhabited island

Many have wondered what was really going on behind John Lennon's little round glasses. With a bit of research and a lot of imagination, Irish author Kevin Barry has crafted one theory. His new novel Beatlebone springboards from a true fact: the ex-Beatle once bought an uninhabited island off the coast of Ireland that he rarely visited.

Source: CBC, Canada
Monday, January 11, 2016
David Bowie: His friendship with John Lennon recalled

The death of David Bowie yesterday has sent shock waves through the music community, stars and fans alike. During Bowie's decades-long career, he became friends with many other famous stars, including John Lennon. May Pang recounts their first meeting in her book, "Loving John," in September of 1974.

Related Articles  Source: John Lennon Examiner

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