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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
New Woolton cafe bar where John Lennon used to rehearse in the cellar

Nowhere, Woolton Village's quirky new cafe-bar, where John Lennon and his Quarrymen used to rehearse in the cellar, will open its doors for the first time for the Bank Holiday weekend. Open from Friday, May 3, Nowhere will welcome guests across the weekend, before permanently opening on Tuesday.

Source: Liverpool Business News, UK
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Julian Lennon on Yoko, Cynthia, Ringo and Sean

In new interviews and Q&As, Julian Lennon talks about the two distinct worlds he occupied as a child spending separate time with his two parents, his admiration for the musical talent of his brother Sean and the other sons of Beatles, Yoko Ono's involvement in the Imagine album, and reuniting with Ringo Starr after decades.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, April 26, 2019
Why the Beatles almost quit the music business

In a new interview, John Lennon's sister Julia Baird told DailyMailTV that Paul McCartney and John Lennon almost quit music before The Beatles made it big, as they considered going into another line of work. John's aunt Mimi famously said to John, "The guitar is all very well John but you will never make a living out of it."

Source: Alternative Nation
Monday, April 22, 2019
John Lennon's Sgt. Pepper piano sells for more than $700K

An antique piano once owned by John Lennon which he used to write several songs on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, was purchased at auction Saturday for $718,000 by Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Irsay also owns a 1963 drum kit Ringo Starr used to record some of The Beatles' biggest early hits.

Source: WFJA FM
John Lennon biopic to be adapted into a stage production

The 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy is being made into a new stage project from Tony-winning producers Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler. The project is expected to be a play with music, featuring Lennon's rock-and-roll hits of the 1950s, but none of the Beatles songs for which he later became known.

Source: Broadway.com
Friday, April 19, 2019
Julian Lennon to appear at book signing in April

Julian Lennon, second generation pop star, will be signing copies of his new book "Love The Earth" at several locations in New York and New Jersey next month. "Love The Earth" is the final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, following "Touch the Earth" and "Heal the Earth," and includes words to a special poem written by Julian.

Source: Book Signing Central
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
This Week in 1971: Each Beatle had solo single in UK top 40

The week of April 11 to 17, 1971 was a busy one for the Beatles, even though the band had split up. Each former Beatle had a solo single on the UK Top 40 chart, highest on the chart that week was Power to the People from John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band. Paul McCartney's Another Day was at No. 11.

Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Monday, April 15, 2019
John Lennon's Sgt. Pepper gypsy caravan to be restored

A spectacular gypsy caravan belonging to John Lennon is to be restored after finding its way into the hands of a charity. The caravan, much like John's famous Rolls Royce, was painted with the motif of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, although unlike the car, it went missing and was thought to have been lost forever.

Source: Get Surrey, UK
Friday, April 12, 2019
Video: Les Claypool and Sean Lennon cover Beatles song with Geddy Lee

On Wednesday night, Rush frontman and bassist Geddy Lee made a surprise appearance onstage with the Claypool Lennon Delirium onstage in Toronto to cover The Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows. In the video now online, the two legendary bassists jam it out while John Lennon's son, Sean Lennon, nails a spacey guitar solo.

Source: Kerrang
John Lennon dropped big bucks at New York Ciity record store

When John Lennon would walk in to the West Village record store House of Oldies during the early 1970s, owner Bob Abramson remembers, "He used to buy 45s by people like Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis for his jukebox quite frequently. If the bill came to $200, he would say, Why don't you make it $400, just call Apple Records."

Source: NY Post
Monday, April 8, 2019
Preview: John Lennon's Imagine: Raw Studio Remixes on vinyl

One of the many highlights of John Lennon's Imagine - The Ultimate Collection last October were the Raw Studio Mixes. Exclusively for Record Store Day this Saturday, UMe will release Imagine - Raw Studio Mixes on vinyl for the first time as a limited edition Record Store Day First release on audiophile grade 180-gram black vinyl.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Friday, April 5, 2019
Inside John Lennon's Lost Weekend period

To label a period of 18 months a "lost weekend" seems a stretch to many, but to John Lennon it marked a time of intense creativity, outrageous behavior, a musical reunion with Paul McCartney, and the breakup and reconciliation of his relationship with Yoko Ono. In 2012, Ono said, "I needed a rest. I needed space."

Source: Biography
Thursday, April 4, 2019
John Lennon's Sgt. Pepper piano could auction for $1.2 million

John Lennon's piano used during the creation of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band could fetch more than $1 million at auction this month. Lennon used the piano to compose some of the Beatles' most famous songs of the era, including A Day in the Life, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, and Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.

Source: Just Collecting News
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Yoko Ono's works on show in Leipzig

"Yoko Ono. Peace is Power" is the most extensive retrospective of the Japanese-American artist's work in Germany to date. All sorts of media, including films, video works and her solo albums, are included in the exhibition at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Art in Leipzig, Germany, with rarely shown drawings also on display.

Source: Deutsche Welle
Monday, April 1, 2019
Unknown footage of John Lennon, Yoko Ono resurfaces after 50 years

Fifty years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously staged a honeymoon "bed-in" for peace in an Amsterdam hotel, a Dutchman has unearthed 30 minutes of color footage of the event from his cellar. The footage was broadcast only once, shortly after the Amsterdam honeymoon. The owner originally thought it was only a copy.

Source: Digital Journal
Julian Lennon regrets not knowing his father better

Musician and photographer Julian Lennon, son of the late John Lennon, regrets not knowing his father better. He said, "I guess the sad thing about it, the more we were getting to know each other in my late teens when he was taken away, the regret of not being able to get to know him better...But I kind of grew through his music."

Source: CNN
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.

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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

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