First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 10 June 2007 Listen now on BBC iPlayer (45 minutes) Download to keep Kirsty Young’s castaway this week is Yoko Ono. She was already an avant-garde artist in her own right when, in 1968, she started dating one of the most famous men in the world, John Lennon. […]
It’s hard to imagine, but 9 October 2010 would have been the 70th birthday of one of Britain’s most iconic musicians, John Lennon, and 8 December 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of his death. In this programme, journalist and broadcaster Nina Myskow meets Yoko Ono, whom she has interviewed on several previous occasions, for an […]
Courtney Love: “I’d just had Frances and Kurt came into the hospital with a Yoko Ono boxset and I threw it at his head. I was so offended by it, because of what it meant. He thought that was cool, I did not at the time. He loved Yoko Ono and he loved her work. Then I got round to listening to it and I thought she was quite brilliant. Bizarre but brilliant. She sticks with her own thing. Why was I offended? Because she got so much shit – I wrote in the song: “You don’t fuck with the fabulous four, or you spend the rest of your life picking things up off the floor””.
From 5-12 Dec you can listen to Yoko Ono’s 2 hour radio show on BBC6Mix HERE. Yoko takes over BBC6’s 6Mix to present 2 hours of music and inspiration on 5 December 2009: 22:00-24:00 GMT | 17:00-19:00 Eastern | 14:00-16:00 Pacific Musician and artist Yoko Ono presents a special edition of the 6 Mix to […]
LATER… with Jools Holland Series 35, Episode 6 BBC TV – BBC2 Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Basement Jaxx, The Dead Weather, Bassekou Jouyate & Ngoni Ba. Jools Holland brings together hot, legendary and relatively unknown artists in performance, along with some light-hearted, informal chat Jools’s guests this time are South London’s Basement Jaxx with tunes […]
Every day for the week 19-23 October in the UK, Yoko will be on BBC Radio 2 with Ken Bruce choosing her “Tracks of My Years”, where she picks 2 tracks a day and talks about how much they mean to her. Ken’s show goes out weekdays on 88-91FM from 09:30 to 12:30 and the […]
The ‘emotional sound’ of Yoko Ono Yoko Ono has been nominated for a lifetime achievement award by the music magazine Mojo. Reporter Nicola Stanbridge went to meet Yoko – along with her son Sean Lennon – to discuss if this means that the world is finally ready to accept her as a talented musician in […]
Japan keeps Lennon’s memory alive By Duncan Bartlett, BBC News, Tokyo John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono is marking the 28th anniversary of the musician’s death by playing a special memorial concert in Tokyo. Japan is one country where John Lennon’s memory is kept very much alive. Beatlemania has never really died. Every night in Tokyo, bands […]