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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.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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
Monday, February 12, 2018
Yoko Ono's sister says John Lennon encouraged her to be an artist

The younger sister of Yoko Ono today revealed how John Lennon encouraged her to take art seriously. Setsuko Ono, 76, who paints and creates dream-like sculptures from sheets of welded steel, is to have an exhibition of her work in London for the first time. She says in a visit, Lennon encouraged her to take her passion for sculpture seriously.

Source: The London Evening Standard
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Interview: Producer Jack Douglas on working with John Lennon

In an interview with legendary record producer Jack Douglas, he talked about making John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy album, how John was in the sessions, could he separate how it felt making the album from what happened afterwards, and whether there's anything unreleased from John's final sessions.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Relisten without prejudice to Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band album

Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band album was released in December 1970, it struggled to number 182 in the US and failed to chart in the UK. Lester Bangs described her in Rolling Stone as one who has 'led poor John astray'". But today's audiences have come round to Yoko's raw and aggressive sound within the context of the punk movement.

Source: Pop Matters
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Yoko Ono will exhibit in Johannesburg alongside local artists

Multimedia art and music icon Yoko Ono will be exhibiting her infamously thought-provoking sculpture work at an exhibition later this year in Johannesburg, where she will be shown alongside major South African artists like Esther Mahlangu and Nandipha Mntambo. The exhibit will be held at Johannesburg's Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park.

Source: Huffington Post
Friday, January 12, 2018
New Denmark stamps feature Yoko Ono's artwork

The words "Dream" and "Smile" are featured prominently on the first stamps designed by Yoko Ono. The designs also represent the sun and the moon, respectively. These Danish stamps were issued Jan. 2 in a souvenir sheet of two, as an "extension" of the "Yoko Ono: Transmission" exhibition in Copenhagen.

Source: Linn's Stamp News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace exhibition in Akron

As you enter the gallery, you are greeted with "Imagine Peace" written in 24 of the world's most popular languages. To see Imagine Peace in one's home language is a powerful moment, especially when so far from that home. It is hard not to imagine peace and to engage others in this poignant exhibition.

Source: Cleveland Scene
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Yoko Ono on Ringo Starr's knighthood: It's about time!

Yoko Ono thinks it's fab that the British royal family is finally recognizing former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr for his "services to music." Ono wrote on Twitter, "I am very happy that you have received this honour from the Queen. It's about time! Huge congratulations! It is an honour for everyone in the Beatles family."

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Monday, December 25, 2017
John Lennon handwritten letter goes up for auction

A handwritten letter by John Lennon is going up for sale for $35,000. The note sees the Beatles legend accuse the EMI record label of blocking distribution on his 1968 experimental album "Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins", because he appears nude on its cover with Yoko Ono, who became his wife in 1969.

Source: Delaware 105.9
Friday, December 8, 2017

Lennon and Ono's Bed-In for Peace remembered in Tokyo

Tower Records in Shibuya, Tokyo, has opened an exhibit remembering John Lennon and Yoko Ono's antiwar performance, "Bed-In for Peace," on the 37th anniversary of Lennon's death. The exhibit features journalist Gerry Deiter's photos of the couple's peace-promoting response to the Vietnam War, in a hotel room in Montreal during their honeymoon in 1969.

Source: Kyodo News, Japan
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
See Yoko Ono's public artwork at three places in New Orleans

A public artwork now on view in New Orleans is a reminder of Ono's monumentally important artistic practice, which, despite its six-decade span and worldwide influence, is still often overshadowed by her ties to the Beatles. It appears at three different locations, where Ono's work asks, "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately?"

Source: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Jerry Garcia Foundation unites music and art at Lennon inspired benefit

In this "season of giving," the Jerry Garcia Foundation is once again honored to announce that it will be producing its third annual "Imagine There's No Hunger" holiday benefit concert in support of WhyHunger and Yoko Ono Lennon's mission to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide. Hot Tuna is headlining the benefit concert.

Source: PR Newswire
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
Monday, March 14, 2016
Louisiana lithographer to exhibit at Beatles Symposium

Enoch Doyle Jeter hosts the longest-running John Lennon Birthday Party in America, twice recognized by Yoko Ono, and three years ago, he illustrated a chapter in book 3 of The John Lennon Series, She Loves You. Jeter will display his creations and talk with visitors at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's Beatles Symposium, April 1-2.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News

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