by Benjy Eisen, Spinner No stranger to the strange but certainly enjoying a revival on the club floor, Yoko Ono says that her recent success on the dance charts doesn’t really reflect a new direction or creative reinvention. “You should listen to songs like ‘Men, Men, Men,’ ‘O’Oh,’ ‘Will You Touch Me,’” Ono tells Spinner. [...]
Yoko Ono is not a name that needs much introduction. She is arguably the most successful modern artist. As long as The Beatles remain popular it’s destined that Ono’s name will also remain a household name, but it’s really a shame to only know her for her fame. I fell in love with her work [...]
Yoko Ono has had four consecutive No. 1 hits on the Dance/Club song charts, heralding what she calls the “new era of Yoko Ono.” Surprisingly, she says this success originated from something akin to rebellion against her father.
Ono was only about four years old when her father, a brilliant pianist, decided she should have formal musical schooling in her home country of Japan. From there, she learned pitch, chords, harmony, melodies both in class and through frequent concerts given before parent-filled audiences.
from Popwreckoning Yoko Ono is one of the most recognizable, successful female artists in pop culture today. In 2009, she released the album Between My Head and the Sky, produced by her son, Sean. In the wake of the success of “Give Me Something,” Yoko’s fourth single in a row to reach #1 on the [...]
Yoko Ono Talks to Indie Rock Café About Her Dance Hits, Musical Collaborations, Sean & John Lennon, and Her Childhood Nearly 30 years after the world mourned the death of her husband, one of the most beloved musicians of all time, John Lennon, Yoko Ono has danced her way to the top of the dance [...]
Yoko Ono began 2010 by participating in “Art Adds,” a project that exhibits her artwork on New York City taxicabs. Replacing advertisements that traditionally decorate the rooftops of taxis, Ono’s peace-promoting works (along with pieces by Alex Katz and Shirin Neshat) move throughout the city as a kind of public art. In Carol Vogel’s New York Times article about the project, Ono likens the experience to a dance, saying, “The message is always in motion.”
ONOBOX DISC 1: LONDON JAM This disc represents ’68 to ’71. It’s the Ascot London – Briefly Visiting New York Period. At the time, I was an avant-garde composer obsessed with the sound of music in my head and in no one else’s. In the avant-garde, I jammed with top musicians like John Cage, David [...]
Release Date: 1992 Label:Rykodisc Synopsis Onobox is a 1992 comprehensive 6-disc collection of Yoko Ono’s work from 1968 to 1985. The discs are grouped by era and theme. Disc six is the previously unreleased 1974 album A Story, which was later reissued separately along with the rest of Ono’s back catalogue. There was also an accompanying [...]
Release Date: May 02, 1994 Label:Capitol Length:77:16 Synopsis New York Rock is an off-Broadway musical by Yoko Ono. It is a musical account of Yoko Ono’s life, including her time with John Lennon. The musical contains many songs from Ono’s albums throughout the years, as well as several new tracks, some of which were reworked for [...]
Release Date: 1992 Label: Rykodisc Length: 71:09 Synopsis Walking on Thin Ice is a greatest-hits compilation of Yoko Ono’s work from 1972 to 1985. It was released by Rykodisc in 1992, along with the more comprehensive 6-disc Onobox set. The booklet includes an essay by Yoko, pieces from her book Grapefruit, and quotes about Ono from artists such [...]
John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy Release Date: November 17, 1980 Label:Geffen Length:45:05 DOUBLE FANTASY-John Lennon & Yoko Ono Side 1: (Just Like) Starting Over Kiss Kiss Kiss Clean Up Time Give Me Something I’m Losing You I’m Moving On Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) Side 2: Watching The Wheels Yes I’m Your Angel Woman Beautiful [...]