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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
John and Yoko's restored Imagine film coming to theaters

Imagine, the ground-breaking 1972 music film from John Lennon and Yoko Ono is coming to movie theaters in September. The film, restored and remastered frame-by-frame, will also include 15 minutes of previously unreleased bonus material, remixed and restored footage, with an immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack mix.

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Fifty years after the Beatles went to India, the bungalows where they lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru's house fell into disuse in the early 2000s and are all ruins. But thanks to the efforts of a group of locals, the site has been reclaimed from the jungle and tourists can now visit.

Source: The Statesman
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Yoko releases another track from her upcoming album

Yoko Ono has premiered another song from her forthcoming album, Warzone, which finds her revisiting songs from throughout her career with stripped-down arrangements that emphasize each song's message. One such song is "Now or Never," a poignant call-to-action that Ono originally released in 1971.

Related Articles  Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Yoko shares track from her new album

Yoko Ono recently announced a new album, Warzone, that will find her revisiting some songs from her prior works and, interestingly, covering "Imagine." Ono has now released a second song from the LP, a re-working of a song from her 1985 album Starpeace, her fresh (and poignant) take on "Hell in Paradise" can be streamed now.

Related Articles  Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Yoko Ono to release new album with cover of Imagine

At age 85, Yoko Ono will release a brand new album, Warzone, on Oct. 19, including a cover of John Lennon's Imagine. The album will be available on Chimera Music, the label run by her son, Sean Lennon. According to the album's website, "Yoko revisits and reimagines 13 songs from her past work, spanning 1970-2009."

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Monday, July 23, 2018
Today in 1968: The Beatles record Everybody's Got Something To Hide

Fifty years ago today, The Beatles sat in Abbey Road studios in London, hard at work on what would come to be known as the White Album. The song they recorded on this day turned out to be Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey. John Lennon reportedly claimed that it was about Yoko Ono.

Source: Lemon Wire
Friday, July 20, 2018
New book explores making of John Lennon's Imagine album

The creation of John Lennon's 1971 album Imagine will be the subject of a new book. Compiled by Yoko Ono, Imagine John Yoko will be released on Oct. 9, what would have been Lennon's 78th birthday. Ono said, "A lot has been written about the creation of the song, the album and the film of Imagine, mainly by people who weren't there."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, July 2, 2018
Steve Van Zandt urges Yoko to take John's name off Liverpool Airport

Stevie Van Zandt slammed Liverpool John Lennon Airport after experiencing delays as his band was leaving Liverpool today. Van Zandt criticized security officials for wanting to X-ray each of his crew's 65 bags, calling them "power mad" and suggesting Yoko Ono should even battle for Lennon's name to be removed from the airport's title.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, June 25, 2018
Pictures: Yoko Ono's exhibition Free Universe opens in Ecuador

"Free Universe," a retrospective exhibition by the Japanese artist Yoko Ono, the widow of the former Beatle musician John Lennon, has opened in Quito, Ecuador. At the the city's Metropolitan Cultural Center, the exhibition is composed of more than 50 works and will be open until September 16 of this year.

Source: Prensa Latina, Cuba
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Listen to Death Cab For Cutie's Yoko Ono-Sampling new single

"Gold Rush", the new first single from Death Cab For Cutie's forthcoming ninth album "Thank You For Today", features a sample of Yoko Ono's "Mind Train," a 17-minute track taken from her 1971 John Lennon-produced album "Fly". It's their first single since 2015, the album will be out August 17th on Warner Music.

Source: Voice Noisey
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Imagine book due

A new 320-page hardcover book, Imagine, will be published Oct. 9, which would have been John Lennon's 78th birthday. The book explores the making of the acclaimed 1971 album by John Lennon. "A lot has been written about the creation of the song, the album and the film of Imagine, mainly by people who weren't there," said Yoko.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Toronto museum visitors can take home pieces of Yoko Ono exhibit

Visitors to a Yoko Ono art exhibit in Toronto will get a chance to take home pieces of the installation as it winds down this weekend. The Gardiner Museum says the first 500 visitors Sunday will receive white boxes to fill with some of the broken ceramic cups and saucers that made up the exhibit, as well as colorful materials to decorate them.

Source: The Toronto Sun
Friday, May 18, 2018
Frail Yoko Ono visits John Lennon's two childhood homes in Liverpool

A frail-looking Yoko Ono visited Liverpool to open a exhibition dedicated to her relationship with John Lennon. While in the city, she visited Mendips and 9 Newcastle Road, the homes where Lennon grew up. It is believed to be the first time she has visited the Newcastle Road home, having reportedly bought it in 2013.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, April 30, 2018
Yoko Ono imagines John Lennon's reaction to upcoming Korean summit

Yoko Ono has weighed in on the upcoming summit between leaders of North and South Korea. On Twitter Saturday, Yoko said, "I saw my husband, John Lennon, jumping around in space with joy. This I hope is the start of all countries shaking hands. One world one people. I hope this will be a start in what my husband and I believed in."

Source: USA Today
Monday, April 9, 2018
Yoko Ono rock worth $17,500 stolen from museum

A rock valued at $17,500 that was part of a Yoko Ono art installation has been stolen from a Toronto museum. The weather-worn stone, with the words "Love yourself," inscribed by Ono, was part of her work entitled Yoko Ono: The Riverbed. Visitors were encouraged to make contact with the art, but weren't supposed to leave with any of it.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, April 6, 2018
Inside Yoko Ono's history of art, music and activism in Canada

Despite an ongoing revaluation of her work as an artist, activist and musician, Yoko Ono is still most associated with the distinctive sound of her singing voice, which was first heard on a record called Live Peace in Toronto 1969. Ono is currently showing her interactive installation The Riverbed at Toronto's Gardiner Museum.

Source: CBC Radio, Canada
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Liverpool to host first John Lennon and Yoko Ono exhibition

Liverpool is set to host an exhibition about Beatles legend John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono which will tell their love story in their own words. The announcement comes on the 49th wedding anniversary of John and Yoko. The Museum of Liverpool will show a ground-breaking exhibition starting in May, 2018.

Source: Click Liverpool
John Lennon and Yoko Ono married in Gibraltar on this day in 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's entire hectic love affair was described in detail on The Beatles' The Ballad of John and Yoko. The single was released May, 1969, with lyrics that deal directly with the circus surrounding their romance and nuptials. It all happened on this day, March 20th, 1969, at the Gibraltar registry office.

Source: Live for Music
Friday, March 16, 2018
Mending the world, one teacup at a time, Yoko Ono style

A Yoko Ono installation dating back to 1966 is on now at the Rennie Museum in Vancouver. The conceptual piece is designed to bring people together through an act of reparation that is both physical and symbolic. In Ono's Mend Piece, up to 10 people, using twine and tape, attempt to assemble porcelain shards into a semblance of a teacup.

Source: Vancouver Sun
Monday, March 12, 2018
March 12, 1974: John Lennon kicked out of Hollywood nightclub

It happened during John Lennon's infamous "lost weekend" when he was separated from Yoko Ono and moved out of the Dakota in Manhattan and was spending time in Los Angeles. The Smothers Brothers were playing the Troubadour nightclub, John Lennon and Harry Nilsson arrived for the March 12, 1974, late show lit on Brandy Alexanders.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Yoko Ono's exhibit asks you to look, and please touch

Forget the usual "hands off" museum directive. At The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, visitors can pick up rocks, reassemble broken crockery and nail pieces of twine to the walls. While the Riverbed is both a quintessential Ono endeavour and a compelling one, some will surely chafe at its undeniable tweeness.

Source: The Toronto Star
Friday, February 16, 2018
Happy birthday to legendary artist and peace activist Yoko Ono

"Yoko Ono" is often synonymous with "John Lennon" in the media, but there is much more to Yoko than her connection to The Beatles and her iconic marriage to the late Lennon. Born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933, Yoko's personal mission statement has seemingly always been about peace, and it still is.

Source: Hello Giggles
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, 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
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

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