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Mixing John Lennon's Imagine: Recording engineer Rob Stevens Warning: Page opens with sound 

Rob Stevens mixed John Lennon's Live in New York City and Menlove Avenue albums, six years after the Beatle's death, in 1986. Over the years, Stevens has worked with Yoko Ono on many of the reissues and compilations of Lennon's solo work. He's created the Raw Studio Mixes on the new John Lennon Imagine Ultimate Collection.

Source: CNET, UK
Jeff Bridges on his bed-in with Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono in New York 

Jeff Bridges, Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr got in bed this September in New York recreating Yoko Ono and John Lennon's iconic 1969 Vietnam War protests to support New York city schools. Bridges said, "I was very happy about being invited. It was such an inspiring kind of absurd surreal way of say, hey listen, just give peace a chance!"

Source: Truth Celebs
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Name another 85-year-old making music this combative

In Warzone, reworkings of what you might call Yoko Ono's big hits are absent. There's no Walking on Thin Ice, nothing from 1981's Season of Glass, her most commercially successful solo album. Warzone proves that at 85, its creator is still capable of raging away with an undimmed intensity. A slip into genteel retirement looks unlikely.

Source: The Guardian, UK
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Opinion: Yoko Ono destroys John Lennon's Imagine with her new version

In 1971 John Lennon wrote one of the greatest songs of all time. Imagine went on to be an inspiring anthem for the ages, it could never be matched or improved. Until now. Yoko Ono has decided she knows better. Released this week, her version starts off like fingers scraping on a blackboard and gets worse from there.

Source: Irish Central
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Sean Lennon shares heartwarming pic on his and John Lennon's birthday

Sean Lennon shares his father's passion for music, but Sean and John also share a birthday. To celebrate their special day, the son of the Beatles legend and Yoko Ono took to his Instagram on Tuesday to honor his father with an adorable photo of the two. Sean Lennon turned 43 on Oct. 9, the same day John Lennon would have turned 78.

Source: Inquisitr
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Beatles world pays tribute to Geoff Emerick

Tributes are pouring in for Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick who passed away yesterday. Paul McCartney called him a genius on his Facebook page. Giles Martin said he was "one of the finest and most innovative engineers to have graced a recording studio." Yoko Ono wrote, "Not only was he the best engineer, he was very very kind."

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Sedona Film Festival presents restored Imagine encore Sept. 24

The Sedona International Film Festival will join theaters around the world to present a one-night only world encore of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Imagine on Monday, Sept. 24. It includes previously unreleased cinema-exclusive bonus material, restored footage, and a remixed, remastered and immersive soundtrack mix.

Source: Sedona.biz
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ringo Starr coming together with Yoko Ono at NYC event tomorrow

Ringo Starr will join Yoko Ono at a special "Bed-In" event in New York City tomorrow, celebrating the return to the city of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The gathering, marking the launch of a monthlong residency in New York for the bus, will feature speeches by student activists and a group sing-along of Give Peace a Chance.

Source: WFJA FM
Friday, September 7, 2018
John Lennon, Yoko Ono documentary to reveal untold story of Imagine

A new feature documentary will use unseen archive and access to material from John Lennon's estate to relay the untold story behind his classic song "Imagine," and the album of the same name. "John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky" has been commissioned by U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 and will air later this year.

Source: Page Six
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon reveal John Lennon stamp at ceremony

Yoko Ono took the stage at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell today for the United States Postal Service's official first-day-of-issue ceremony for the newest addition to the Music Icons series, a John Lennon Forever stamp. She was joined by her and John's son, Sean Lennon, who at times displayed his father's trademark wit.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Paul McCartney opens up to Howard Stern about Beatles and John and Yoko

Over the course of a 90-minute chat on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show Wednesday morning, Paul McCartney talked quite a bit about his days with the Beatles. Also, McCartney, who found himself on opposite sides from John Lennon and Yoko Ono after the breakup of the Beatles, said it was Lennon who broke up the group.

Source: Variety
Video: New version of Why by Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono's latest video, Why, taken from her upcoming album Warzone, has premiered on the internet. A remake of a 1970 track of the same name from her debut album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, through her voice, Ono conjures up the urgency and spirit of the song's message that was laid down over 40 years ago.

Source: Crack Magazine
Monday, September 3, 2018
When Yoko Ono joined The Beatles in the studio for the first time

The second volume of the biography of Sir George Martin by Kenneth Womack tells the factors that led to Martin's withdrawal during the making of the White Album. They were joined by Yoko Ono, only this time things were decidedly different from her visit to Abbey Road during "The Fool on the Hill" sessions back in September.

Source: The Independant, UK
Friday, August 31, 2018
2018 Liverpool International BeatleWeek was a fantastic seven days

Highlights of the 2018 Liverpool International BeatleWeek included something for everyone, from Beatles' VIP Guest Speakers Patti Boyd, the 75th Birthday celebration of George Harrison, a London Westend Musical Choir, the Analogues band making history by playing the complete White Band, to a "Scousechella" and much more.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Previously unreleased version of Jealous Guy now on internet

On October 5, Geffen/UMe will release a six-disc boxed set, Imagine - The Ultimate Collection, remixed and remastered 140 tracks fully authorized by Yoko Ono. Now on the internet is a portion of "Jealous Guy (Elements Mix)" from the box set, a piano, bass, and drums mix featuring Nicky Hopkins' haunting piano track.

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Monday, August 27, 2018
Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr Come Together on John Lennon Bus

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is returning to New York City to launch the fifth annual Come Together NYC residency on Sept. 13. The event will kick off with a "Bed-In" featuring Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges, iconic rock photographer Henry Diltz, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson.

Source: ET, Canada
Friday, August 24, 2018
Liverpool film maker and author to be featured at Beatles at the Ridge

2018 Beatles at the Ridge Featured Artist Dave Bedford is perhaps best known for his incredible books on The Beatles. In fact, he will be releasing his latest volume, "Finding the Fourth Beatle," at a free-to-the-public Book Launch Party at Beatles at the Ridge. Also, his film "Looking for Lennon" will be shown at the festival.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
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.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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

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