Message from Yoko Ono Dear Friends I’d like to say thank you with all my heart to the six hundred guitarists who gathered and played IMAGINE together in India last week in protest to the terrible violence done to an innocent woman. You have used your creative skill to make a powerful statement. On New [...]
Back This Project $1 minimum pledge UPDATE from Director Chris Noland, 3/11/2012 Dear Yoko and readers of IMAGINEPEACE.com, This is Chris Noland. I thought I would bring you up to what is currently going on with our SURVIVING JAPAN film project. It has been one year since my life changed forever in Tokyo on 11 [...]
“This is a beautiful step towards World Peace. By imagining there’s no hunger, like John sang in his song, we express our strong desire to bring a world in which children will never again suffer from hunger or poverty. Let’s come together and help spread this message around the world.”
Yoko Ono Lennon
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Message from Yoko Ono Thank you, Emmanuel. You sang beautifully! Thank you. John would have been proud of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love, yoko Singer Emmanuel Kelly wows The X Factor judges by Fiona Byrne, Herald Sun PLUCKY Melbourne singer Emmanuel Kelly is dreaming of a recording career after moving tough judges [...]
IMAGINE: A Sound Art Performance – Exeter Cathedral 2011 Commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a recital of John Lennon’s anti war song ‘Imagine’ will be performed on the bells of Exeter Cathedral and broadcast live online. Imagine reinvents a British folk art form to serve as a memoriam and encourage reflection upon religious tolerance [...]
Message from Yoko Ono Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know. It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have [...]
Various Artists: Songs for Japan As Japan recovers from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11th, the world’s top recording artists respond to the tragedy with this benefit album. The 38 tracks include some of their biggest hits, featuring “Imagine” by John Lennon, an exclusive remix of Lady GaGa’s “Born This Way” [...]
GRAMMY: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Herbie Hancock’s The Imagine Project. Song: Imagine, featuring Pink, Seal, India Arie. Congratulations to Herbie Hancock – awarded a GRAMMY for ’Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals’ for his version of the John Lennon song “Imagine”, featuring vocals from India Arie, Pink, Seal and guitar work from Jeff Beck. He collected [...]
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 [...]
In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and lifetime partner John Lennon reach the age of 70, I was surprised that so many musicians from all over the world sent me their ideas of how they were making a tribute to John this year. But I was surprised the most by a call from EMI presenting me with a very ambitious project to get John Lennon’s voice – his singing, his music and his lyrics – out to the world this year…
by Greg B., PS22 Chorus Thoroughly proud to present the video premiere from the PS22 Chorus of 2011, putting a new spin on the John Lennon classic, “Imagine.” I don’t think any of my choruses in all the years previous has put forth a more solid debut in such a short amount of time! Harmonies [...]
I recently came across this quote of mine from 22 years ago:
”What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?”
I believe this is still a supremely relevant question and the jury is out.
There is a lot of commercial clutter on the net, and a lot of propaganda, but I have a sense that just beneath the surface understanding is gaining ground. We just have to keep blogging, keep twittering, keep communicating, keep sharing ideas.
Bracelets, Pins, T-Shirts & music available at www.hungerthonstore.com In 1971, John Lennon expressed his vision of hope, peace and a world free of poverty through his powerful song “Imagine”. Decades later, his lyrics continue to influence and inspire. Lennon’s mission lives on as his wife, artist and musician Yoko Ono Lennon has joined Hard Rock International for IMAGINE [...]
Imagine all the people living life in peace… Milan, 2 october 2009: to celebrate the start of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, thousands of people sing “Imagine” (John Lennon) in Piazza Duomo, Milan. Milano 2 ottobre 2009 – Evento di lancio della Marcia Mondiale per la Pace e la Nonviolenza, in diretta su [...]
Yoko Ono is awarding £260,000 to Liverpool John Moores University to establish a new fund for disadvantaged students. Aimed at young people who have been in care or become estranged from their families, the John Lennon Imagine Awards will offer support to the students, both financial and practical, to ensure they benefit from their time [...]
Visitors to New York’s famous Central Park can now get a guided tour of the attraction, voiced by a galaxy of stars. Yoko Ono, Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, Anne Hathaway, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close and Sigourney Weaver are among the 30+ celebrities who have recorded special messages about the park’s landmarks. Tourists and locals will [...]
Video – Liverpool Cathedral Bells play Lennon’s Imagine By Ian Jackson, Art in Liverpool.com, 16 May 2009 Actually being there in front of the great cathedral with a crowd of people listening intently was quite an experience. It sounded quite melancholic and moving but it maybe doesn’t translate well onto this bit of video. The [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]