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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Yoko Ono's clash with Elton John after Lennon's death

Elton John has revealed he clashed with Yoko Ono a couple of years after John Lennon's death, saying he felt "terrible" about the situation. "She told me she'd found a load of tapes with unfinished songs," he says, but he "absolutely didn't want" to complete the songs, feeling it was "too soon" after his death.

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, November 22, 2019
New John Lennon project officially revealed

John Lennon's official Instagram page has revealed that John Lennon's Harp & Harmonica Hits is now online at the Spotify platform. The official announcement told fans new John Lennon Spotify Playlists are up on the website, johnlennon.com, and included a link to the new @Spotify playlist, bit.ly/JLharmonica.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
John Lennon's sad photo from the final show of the Beatles revealed

John Lennon's official and verified Instagram page unearthed the never-before-seen frame of John which was taken before The Beatles' final live performance of the 1966 USA Tour. The photo is Lennon backstage at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, on Monday August 29, 1966, and was taken by Jim Marshall.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, November 8, 2019
John Lennon's hilariously bitchy letter sent to Todd Rundgren

In 1974, singer, songwriter, and record producer Todd Rundgren sat down with Melody Maker magazine for an interview about his new material. About John Lennon, Rundgren said, "John Lennon ain't no revolutionary. He's a f***ing idiot, man. Shouting about revolution and acting like an ass. It just makes people feel uncomfortable."

Source: Far Out Magazine
Monday, November 4, 2019
John Lennon's secret letter to unexpected celebrity exposed for first time

John Lennon's official Instagram page shared a new photo today. The golden-worth memorabilia from 1977 shows John's handwritten letter to the director of The Godfather Triology, Francis Ford Coppola. In the letter, John tells Coppola, "due to my work schedule I really don't have the time for such a big new project."

Source: Metalhead Zone
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Jude Southerland Kessler releases Volume IV in the John Lennon Series

Jude Southerland Kessler, the world's foremost expert on the life of John Lennon and author of The John Lennon Series, an outlined nine-volume narrative history covering the story of the man who formed the Beatles, has just released her fourth installment, Should Have Known Better, which covers the year 1964.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
John Lennon car sells at auction

A 1956 Austin Princess formerly owned by John Lennon has sold at auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, for $159,500. The sale included the car's original, registration signed by John Lennon. Purchased by Lennon in 1971, the car was seen extensively in his 1972 made-for-TV documentary "Imagine" with Yoko Ono.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
John Lennon memorial to be held tomorrow in Hollywood

A John Lennon Public Memorial Remembrance will be held on Thursday, December 8 to honor the late legendary singer, songwriter and Beatles member at Lennon's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. The event will include special guest speakers, including journalist Ivor Davis, author of The Beatles and Me On Tour.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
John Lennon expert to host presale party for next book

Jude Southerland Kessler, foremost expert on John Lennon and the author of The John Lennon Series, will be hosting an online presale party for her fourth book, Should Have Known Better, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. CT. The event will take place on her Facebook author page.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, September 26, 2016
John Lennon Los Angeles birthday bash to benefit pancreatic cancer

Celebrate the birthday of John Lennon at "John Lennon: Working Class Hero," a unique performance taking place October 9, at 1:30 pm at the legendary Crest Theatre in Westwood on the day John would have turned 76. Proceeds from the one-time only concert will go to benefit Pancreatic Cancer research.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
John Lennon birthday celebration in Hollywood starts at new, later time

Music, poetry, birthday cake and the decorating of John Lennon's Hollywood Walk of Fame star will all be taking place as Lennon and Beatles fans of all ages are invited to come together on Sunday, October 9 starting 6:00pm, until 8pm, to remember and honor the late legendary singer, songwriter and peace advocate on his 76th birthday.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The truth about how John Lennon wrote Strawberry Fields Forever

On September 19, 1966, John Lennon arrived in Almeria, Spain, for six weeks to be in the film, "How I Won The War." Beatles fan and researcher J. Adolfo Iglesias gave a fascinating presentation about the 50th anniversary of John Lennon's visit to Almeria, and how John came to write Strawberry Fields Forever during his stay.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, September 2, 2016
Andy Peebles discloses his last dinner with John Lennon after BBC interview

Former BBC radio host Andy Peebles recently shared new unpublished information from his time spent with John Lennon over dinner on December 6th, 1980, with Beatles fans at last Sunday's Liverpool International BeatleWeek. Andy revealed some new information about the story leading up to the historic interview.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, November 30, 2015
John Lennon to be remembered in Hollywood

John Lennon will be remembered and honored 35 years after his tragic death at a "John Lennon 35th Annual Public Tribute and Memorial Remembrance" to be held at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on December 8. The featured speaker at the event will be Suzanne Verge of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
John Lennon spotted at Capitol Records tower in Hollywood

About a week ago, on of one Gillian Lomax's Beatles Magical History Tours of Los Angeles, Gillian and her tour guests were surprised with something special outside of the Capitol Records tower, a chalk-drawing of John Lennon holding up a peace sign on a psychedelic background on the sidewalk, drawn by an anonymous fan.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Longest-running Lennon celebration joins with Hollywood Walk of Fame

Enoch's Irish Pub & Cafe in Monroe, LA has been hosting Lennon birthday celebrations for the last 35 years, and with this year being a milestone birthday for both John and his son, Sean Lennon, who is turning 40, there will be a special simulcast song this Friday with the celebration at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Artist to unveil Beatles mixed media sculptures at Ridge Festival

Louisiana artist Rande Monroe Kessler will unveil the first 3 in a series of 8 mixed media sculptures depicting all of The Beatles at Beatles at the Ridge, this weekend in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. These one-of-a-kind sculptures will depict elements of each Beatle's song-writing career and personal life and will contain hidden clues for true fans.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Beatles DJ celebrates Yoko Ono's birthday with special contest

Veteran Beatles DJ Ken Michaels is celebrating Yoko Ono's recent 82nd birthday and her extraordinary life and career by giving away on his website, a combo package of two new releases, the photo book "See Hear Yoko" by famous photographer Bob Gruen and Jody Denberg, and the new tribute CD compilation "Cut Pieces."

Source: Beatles News
Ruth and Angie McCartney together on John Lennon Hour this week

This Thursday at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, Jude Southerland Kessler will interview Paul McCartney's step-mother, Angie McCartney, and his step-sister, Ruth McCartney on Jude's BlogTalkRadio show The John Lennon Hour. They will share with Jude their stories of the days with Jim McCartney, Paul, Mike, and The Fab Four.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Photo exhibition uncovers John Lennon's lost weekend

May Pang was the special guest at the Hotel Zetta reception in San Francisco on Monday to kick off an exhibition of unusual photographs. A very relaxed and happy John Lennon can be seen in the photos, taken by May during the two years they spent together from 1973 to 1975 during the commonly misnamed "Lost Weekend."

Source: Beatles News
Monday, February 17, 2014
Theatre Within produces world's longest running annual John Lennon Tribute

Theatre Within, an experimental performance workshop started in 1962, which was originally located just a few blocks from the Dakota building where John Lennon lived, started their annual John Lennon tribute show back in 1981. It's one of just two Lennon Tribute shows in the world that Yoko Ono officially sanctions.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Liverpool legend to write foreword for 3rd book in John Lennon Series

She Loves You, the third book in the nine book John Lennon Series by Jude Southerland Kessler, will include Beatles authority and the creator of MerseyBeat magazine, Bill Harry, who has agreed to again write the foreword for this third book, along with making himself available for consulting and contributing rare photos.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, December 5, 2013
John Lennon remembered in Hollywood this Sunday

John Lennon will be remembered and his life celebrated at the annual "John Lennon Memorial Gathering" at John's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star this Sunday. Meant to be more a time of music, celebration and peace than a time for mourning, fans of Lennon and the Beatles are invited to perform songs and poetry at the event.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, December 2, 2013
She Loves You research team sends book to press

She Loves You, the long-awaited 3rd volume in The John Lennon Series has just gone to press for its February 7, 2014 release. The expanded biography of John Lennon covers 1963-mid 1964, an era that saw The Beatles experience four tours of the UK, a stint in Sweden, a stay in France, and the historic first visit to America.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Stunning Lennon Letters book now available in paperback

A year after its original release in 2012, the stunning book The John Lennon Letters compiled by famed Beatles biographer Hunter Davies is now available in a paperback edition. It features almost three hundred letters, notes and doodles that were recovered by Davies with the help of major auction houses in the UK and the US.

Source: Beatles News Blog

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