The John Lennon Songwriting Competition sent out a call for submissions for songs of peace, love, political activism and free expression. Songs were submitted from around the world. Live How You Live was selected as the WINNER of the John Lennon 70th Birthday Anniversary Contest, and the song “One Life” was selected by Yoko Ono. [...]
The Alternative Country duo Madison Violet has been announced the winner of the coveted “Maxell Song of the Year” from the 13th annual John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their original composition, “The Ransom.” The duo made up of Brenely MacEachern, who sings the lead vocals on the track, and Lisa MacIsaac, who sings the harmony, will [...]
The Black Eyed Peas have announced their plans to take the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (a non-profit mobile recording and multimedia studio) on the road for their upcoming trek in support of their multi-platinum album “The E.N.D.” on tour starting February 22 through April 10.
The facility, on which Peas’ member Fergie recorded her hit “Fergalicious” and other cuts from her solo album, will not only serve as the official recording studio for the Peas, but also for upcoming student projects in cities visited by the Peas’ while on tour.
Yoko kicked off John Lennon’s 70th birthday celebration year at the 2010 NAMM Show. Her appearance at the show inspired attendees to submit their wishes of hope and peace at a special Wish Tree set up in front of the Bus during the convention from January 14-17, 2010. Hundreds of wishes were collected and will [...]
Yoko Ono, Quincy Jones back kids at show by Sarah Tully, The Orange County Register When someone approaches Yoko Ono about a new project, she usually says she’ll think about it. Most of the time, that means no. But when she heard about the idea of a music education program in honor of her late [...]
by Brian Rothschild We all had quite the day yesterday for the kick off of NAMM’s Wanna Play? campaign. The idea is to get everyone playing music. So don’t worry if you don’t think you’re talented, or not good enough, pick up that dusty guitar and get started making music. On hand we had the Bacon Brothers, [...]