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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Liam Gallagher explains how Yoko Ono inspired a new song

It's been revealed a new Liam Gallagher track was inspired by Yoko Ono. At a meeting in New York, he inquired about the meaning of a massive banner that was hanging up. She said, "It says, 'While I've been hibernating I've been gathering my wings.'" Gallagher wrote it down and now, those lyrics have finally worked their way into a song called "I've All I Need."

Source: Exclaim! Canada
Primal Scream therapist Arthur Janov dies at 93

Arthur Janov, a psychotherapist whose "primal therapy" had celebrities screaming to release their childhood traumas and spawned a best-selling book in the 1970s, has died. His 1970 book "The Primal Scream," made him an international celebrity. His patients included John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He was 93.

Source: CBS News
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Yoko Ono Mural
Yoko Ono's latest large-scale mural unveiled in Washington, DC

Yoko Ono has exhibited her artwork at museums around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Now her artwork graces the side of Union Market in Washington, DC. The large-scale, public-art mural, Relax, Your Heart is Stronger Than What You Think! can be seen on the Union Market's 1000 sq ft exterior western wall.

Source: Lonely Planet
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Montreal hotel turns Lennon/Ono bed-in suite into memorial exhibit

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has opened their redesign of the suite 1742, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent eight days during their now-famous "bed-in for peace." The rooms now feature virtual reality exhibits, archival TV and radio footage, and furnishings and artwork inspired by the landmark moment in time.

Source: Toronto Sun
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Liverpool schools to celebrate John Lennon Imagine picture book

Children from a Liverpool school choir will sing John Lennon's Imagine at Liverpool One on the International Day Of Peace on Thursday. John lennon's iconic Imagine lyrics will be published for the first time as a picture book on the same day by Amnesty International, Yoko Ono and renowned French illustrator Jean Jullien.

Source: The Guide Liverpool

Yoko Ono sues John Lemon lemonade

A tiny start-up company from east London has become embroiled in a legal fight with Yoko Ono over the sale of a lemonade called John Lemon, who says it infringes on the John Lennon EU trademark and his legacy. The company that distributes John Lemon in the UK says its name is not connected with John Lennon, but cannot afford to fight the lawsuit.

Source: East London Advertiser
Friday, September 15, 2017

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus returns to New York City

Yoko Ono has announced the return to New York City of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, the mobile music and video production studio, for a month-long tour starting this weekend. Entitled Come Together: NYC, this year's tour visits schools and public events across the city where students will create original music, videos, poetry, photos, and art.

Source: Globe Newswire
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Yoko Ono honored with Hirshhorn concert and Union Market mural

This weekend, the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. will pay tribute with a special Concert for Yoko Ono, Washington and the World. Also, after the Hirshhorn exhibits close, Ono's legacy will remain with a new mural at Union Market titled "Relax. Your Heart is Stronger Than What You Think."

Source: WTOP, Washington
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
When John and Yoko helped Jerry Lewis

On Sept. 4, 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. With the backing of Elephant's Memory, they performed "Imagine" and Yoko's political song "Now or Never," with the sadly prescient lyric, "Are we gonna keep shooting the ones that try to change?"

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Triple reissue offers a chance to review Yoko Ono's output from the 1970s

The ongoing project to rerelease Yoko Ono's full catalog of 11 albums, which began in late 2016, has now reached its second stage with the release of a trilogy of early-1970s albums. The main recurring musical impression of this triptych of albums is of an artist reaching for the future using the musical building blocks of the past.

Source: Japan Times
Friday, August 25, 2017
Grammy-winning Art Director Chris Whorf passes away

Grammy Award-winning art director Chris Whorf has passed away at age 76. He created artwork for John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy album, Yoko's Season of Glass album, and was Art Director for The John Lennon Collection in 1982. He worked with music companies including Warner Bros., A&M, RCA, Capitol, EMI and Geffen.

Source: Hollywood Reporter
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.

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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
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
Friday, January 10, 2014
Fans to share evening of intimate conversation with Beatles friends

On Thursday, February 6, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first weekend in America, New York's 92nd Street Y will present an evening of intimate conversation with some of the Beatles' friends - Peter Asher, Donovan, Billy J. Kramer, Freda Kelly and Vince Calandra, moderated by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, November 15, 2013
First fully signed White Album expected to auction for over £100k

An American 1968 stereo pressing of The Beatles White Album, autographed by all four Beatles on the inner gatefold, will go up for auction next Friday, November 22, with on-line bidding at TracksAuction.com. This autographed White Album is the rarest fully signed Beatles album ever to be publicly auctioned.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, October 4, 2013
John Lennon birthday celebration at Hollywood Walk of Fame star

John Lennon and Beatles fans of all ages will gather at a public John Lennon Birthday Celebration taking place at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9 to celebrate the life and music of the late legendary singer, songwriter and Beatles member on what would have been his 73rd birthday.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 25, 2013
Weekly Beatles radio show to rebroadcast Tony Sheridan interview

This Wednesday, as a tribute to Tony Sheridan, veteran Beatles DJ Ken Michaels will present his interview with Sheridan on the live broadcast of his weekly live and syndicated Beatles radio program "Every Little Thing." The interview took place in November 1992 at a Beatles Getaway weekend at Pines Hotel, Catskills, NY.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 18, 2013
Reminder: We don't use his name

As it is in the news today that there is some stuff for sale related to John Lennon's killer, I think it's appropriate to remind everyone that we do not ever mention the name of the man that murdered John Lennon. At the time of John's death, both Paul McCartney...

Source: Beatles News Blog
Distinguished Louisiana lithographer to illustrate Lennon biography

Enoch Doyle Jeter, Instructor in Fine Arts Printmaking at the University Of Louisiana at Monroe has produced a series of 14 original lithographs expressly for Jude Southerland Kessler's new work on John Lennon, She Loves You, the third volume in The John Lennon Series, covering Lennon's life from May 1963 to August 1964.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Thursday, September 20, 2012
John Lennon birthday party 2012 planned

The longest-running Lennon Birthday Bash in America will be held at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe, Louisiana on Tuesday October 9. Festivities will include a traditional Irish Toast to John, a huge birthday cake, live music, and a tribute written for the occasion by Jude Southerland Kessler, author of the 9-volume John Lennon Series.

Source: Beatles News

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