Rolling Stone: The Playlist Special – Yoko Ono on John Lennon

Sat 04 Dec 2010 - Interviews & Articles, Yoko listens

Yoko Ono loves the Beatles, but in choosing her late husband’s best songs, she focused on the records Lennon made after the band’s breakup. “He felt more free,” says Ono. “He was getting down to what he was feeling. He was really speaking the truth.” “Oh My Love” 1971 In most love songs, you’re making […]

The Continuing Adventures Of… YOKO ONO [Esquire, Dec 09]

Wed 25 Nov 2009 - Interviews & Articles

by Arsalan Mohammad, Esquire, December 2009 Yoko Ono has just made one of the year’s best avant-garde records and is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Give Peace A Chance. What more does she have to do to prove she’s an icon of our times? Each October for the past three years, a black-clad widow has […]

My Sweet Friends! by Yoko Ono

My Sweet Friends! I am so glad that Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Prizes are given to those in need. (I must have needed a lot this past July!) Obama needs all the encouragement he can get at this point. Let’s all send him the love and trust he could use as his […]

A Toast to NYC (Or, what Yoko Ono Taught Me About New York) by Marissa Moss, Huffington Post

Mon 29 Jun 2009 - Interviews & Articles

When the good folks at the Huff asked me to write a piece for the launch of the New York page, it was kind of like the feeling I might get if a friend or my sister ever asks me to be the maid of honor in one of their weddings: first, delight. Then, utter […]

IMAGINE: The Peace Ballad of John and Yoko [Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada]

Fri 10 Apr 2009 - Events & Exhibitions

A “conscientious objector” during a period of societal and political crisis throughout the world, John Lennon, along with his muse and alter ego Yoko Ono, sang a message of hope and tolerance that sought the transformation of violence into peace, and hate and racism into love. Today, the work they carried out together has not […]

John Lennon art exhibition opens at the Hilton Amsterdam

Sat 21 Mar 2009 - John Lennon Artwork

Forty years after their landmark peace initiative at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, John and Yoko are back, with a major exhibition of John Lennon’s art work on view at the Hilton Amsterdam from 20 – 22 March, 2009. The exhibition is being held under the umbrella of a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the […]

$4m+ of INSTANT KARMA to Darfur

Gift of Lennon’s Songbook Supports Amnesty International’s Global Campaign on Darfur February 18, 2009 Yoko Ono’s generous gift to Amnesty International — the right to have leading international musical artists record new versions of John Lennon’s solo compositions – provided a significant boost toward the organization’s campaign to end the violence in Darfur, achieve security for […]

ONO: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE The International Remixes – OUT NOW on iTunes & Beatport

Mon 16 Feb 2009 - Discography, Music News

ONO: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE The International Remixes OUT NOW! The final installment of ONO’s series of three digital-only, environmentally-friendly “green” remix singles on Mindtrain/Twisted Records. Available February 18th 2009 (Yoko’s birthday!) from iTunes & Beatport. The potent set includes electrifying reworks of the landmark world peace anthem which has been re-recorded by the tireless humanitarian as an […]

Neorhino party touts Bed-In to ‘Give Peace Another Chance’

Sun 18 Jan 2009 - Yoko recommends

Ben97, Jean-Patrick Berthiaume and Serge Grenier of the Neorhino party pushed their idea for a bed-in at Parliament Hill Friday. (CBC) A Quebec-based fringe party is calling on the public to protest for peace by staying in bed for a week this spring to commemorate the anniversary of a similar protest by ex-Beatle John Lennon and […]

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Yoko Ono: Billboard’s #4 Hot Dance Club Play Artist of the Year

Sat 10 Jan 2009 - Music News

Following the milestone success of her two consecutive #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart singles No, No, No (The Remixes) and Give Peace A Chance (The Remixes) , seminal pop culture icon Yoko Ono closes 2008 as Billboard’s #4 Hot Dance Club Play Artist of the Year (alongside Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Natasha Bedingfield) Her […]

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Blueprint For A Reprise

Wed 05 Nov 2008 - Interviews & Articles

Blueprint For A Reprise by LYDIA FONG An Interview with Yoko Ono *** Many of us remember the scene: Yoko Ono, in a white sleeping gown, unmistakable long black hair framing her face, sitting in bed next to John Lennon in a hotel room packed with reporters, celebrities and activists. Tape recorder on and guitar in […]

Imagine There’s No Hunger

Fri 31 Oct 2008 - Imagine All The People

More than just the words on the walls, Hard Rock International has remained true to its motto — “LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL” — since the company’s founding in 1971 by continuing its pledge to serving others. Hard Rock is proud to announce the launch of its 2008 global “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign to benefit WHY […]

Student tent project emphasizes the desperation in Darfur

Fri 24 Oct 2008 - Imagine All The People

DAYTONA BEACH — “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” Those words penned by John Lennon in 1969 as part of a song to focus attention on the war in Vietnam are about to become part of a peace campaign by a new generation, courtesy of Seabreeze High junior Kyle Bogdan. Kyle wrote […]

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Come Together: A Night For John Lennon’s Words And Music

Wed 22 Oct 2008 - Films & Videos

Dave Matthews, the Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette, Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon will be part of a live John Lennon tribute DVD that’s re-released next month. Come Together: A Night For John Lennon’s Words & Music is due out on Nov. 4 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. The 90-minute DVD was filmed at New York […]

Being John Lennon

Yoko Ono discusses the artistic life of John Lennon and his evolution as an icon I always knew I was going to make it, but I wasn’t sure in what manifestation,” said John Lennon in a 1980 Playboy interview. “I used to read the reviews of books and art and music before I ever put […]

IMAGINE THAT: YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono loves you. But that’s only one of the messages that the avant-garde artist, who became a household name during her romance with Beatle John Lennon, is sending through her latest interactive work, “Wish Tree for Pasadena,” on display through Nov. 9 among the tables and chairs in the One Colorado courtyard. Ono’s “Wish […]

YOKO ONO INTERVIEW: GAY.COM

Fri 29 Aug 2008 - Interviews & Articles

She may be 75, but she hit number one on the Billboard club chart with her “Give Peace a Chance (the Remixes)” this month. The song’s release marked the 39th anniversary of the song’s original recording — during her and Lennon’s legendary week-long Bed-In for Peace at Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel — giving new life […]

THE MUSIC SLUT: 8 QUESTIONS WITH YOKO ONO

Thu 28 Aug 2008 - Interviews & Articles, Music News

Over the past few years you’ve collaborated with many groundbreaking artists including (but not limited to) Antony, Peaches, Spiritualized, Le Tigre & Cat Power. Whom did you have the best time working with and why? Also, is Peaches as twisted as we’re led to believe? They are all great people. I didn’t know much about indie music […]

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TALKIN’ PEACE AND JOHN WITH YOKO ONO by Marissa Moss, Huffington Post

Thu 28 Aug 2008 - Interviews & Articles

Much has happened since John Lennon recorded “Give Peace a Chance” 39 years ago with new bride Yoko Ono in a Montreal Hotel Room, during their “Bed in For Peace.” Presidents have come and gone, wars lost and won, and no one’s talkin’ much bout Timmy Leary, Tommy Smothers, Tommy Cooper, Derek Taylor anymore. One […]

PREFIX INTERVIEW WITH YOKO ONO

Thu 10 Jul 2008 - Interviews & Articles, Music News

Yoko Ono has spent nearly 50 years on the front lines as a challenging, provocative artist, from her early-’60s work as a visual artist on the New York avant-garde scene to her legendary work with third husband John Lennon up through 21st century collaborations with everyone from Cat Power to DJ Spooky. Now, for the […]

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