“New York Morning” – To Elbow, with love from Yoko

Sat 01 Mar 2014 - Written work, Yoko listens

To Elbow: Dear Guy, Craig, Mark, Pete and Richard, Yes. New York has been kind to me as your song says. Thank you. For John, he always wanted to come and live in this city, ever since he saw Bob Dylan on the famous album cover (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan). And I played the catalyst to […]

John Lennon named as NME’s Ultimate Icon. I’m so thrilled! I’m sure he’s thrilled, too – up there! Big kiss, yoko

Wed 19 Sep 2012 - Awards

“I’m so thrilled that NME have voted John Lennon as the Ultimate Icon of NME’s Lifetime. A great surprise to wake up to this morning! Thankyou, NME and thankyou to all of you who voted for John. I’m sure he’s thrilled, too – up there! Big kiss, yoko”

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John Lennon 1940-1980. Please write your tributes in the comments here:

Thu 08 Dec 2011 - Imagine All The People

John Lennon 1940-1980. Please write your tributes in the comments here:

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Dream Power John Lennon Super Live 2011 (Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan)

Thu 08 Dec 2011 - Events & Exhibitions, Music

Having celebrated its tenth anniversary last year, this year’s edition of the Dream Power John Lennon Super Live will mark a new beginning, taking place once again on the anniversary of his passing, Thursday, December 8, at the Nippon Budokan. The concert was initiated at Yoko Ono’s behest to donate schools to children throughout the […]

Louis and Dan, your Lennon animation is great! I love it!!! Thank you. yoko

Tue 06 Dec 2011 - Yoko watches

Dan Bull’s tribute track to John Lennon made up of oh so many song titles. But how many?

Executive Producer: Will Saunders
Producer: Matt Holt
Producer: Rupert Majendie
Author/Performer: Dan Bull
Animator: Dice Productions (Louis Hudson)

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Fix Gun Checks: Sign the petition by Nov 14th & Mayor Bloomberg will deliver your signature to Congress

Dear Friends
Many lives will be saved by Mayor Bloomberg’s sensible proposal to improve background checks for the purchase of guns.
I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise proposal. Thank you, Mayor.
We New Yorkers are all very proud of you for your wisdom and courage.
With deep respect and love,
Yoko Ono Lennon
24 January 2011

Yoko Ono accepts award for “Woman” by John Lennon at 2011 BMI London Awards

Wed 05 Oct 2011 - Awards

“I had a fantastic time last night with Brian & Roger from Queen! Thanks, Brian Rasic, for the photo! love, yoko”

BMI Icon Honorees Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen pose with Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon who was honored with MillionAir Awards for “Woman” by John Lennon (4 million US radio airplays) and 5 other Beatles songs at the 2011 BMI London Awards held October 4 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. (Photo by Brian Rasic)

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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be relit at 8pm on 9th October 2011. Tweet your wishes to @IPTower

Sat 24 Sep 2011 - IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will next be lit on October 9th 2011 at 8pm (see your local time here) until December 8th and then from December 21st to 31st.

Tweet your wishes to @IPTower at http:/IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com.

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John Lennon IMAGINE City of Hope T-Shirt

Mon 12 Sep 2011 - Imagine All The People

Now is the time to support innovative research and treatment in search of cures for cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. That’s why we have teamed up with City of Hope. City of Hope is recognised worldwide for its innovative science and compassionate patient care that saves lives worldwide.

When you purchase a T-shirt, you help City of Hope shorten the time it takes to get from bold, innovative ideas to powerful new medical treatments. 50% of the purchase price (exclusive of shipping & handling, and taxes) of each shirt sold will be donated directly to COH for research, treatment and education.

More info at www.cityofhope.org.

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Watch the film #BEDPEACE starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono ✩✩✩ FREE ✩✩✩

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 […]

http://MYDADDYISBEAUTIFUL.com – Share your tributes for Father’s Day 2011 by Yoko Ono

Sat 18 Jun 2011 - Events & Exhibitions News

Upload your father’s photo to the MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL groups on Facebook or Flickr.
Write his name, a note about him, to him and to yourself.
If it gets to be a love letter, a poem or a very long message or as long as a novel (!), that’s fine. Make sure to squeeze him with big hugs and kisses in your mind and send it with a sprinkle of i ii iii. love,

Yoko Ono Lennon
for Fathers Day: Sunday 19th June 2011

♬ Listen to Yoko Ono on BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs (from the BBC Radio Archives)

Sun 24 Apr 2011 - Interviews & Articles, Yoko listens

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. […]

Sweet Relief raising money to help John & Yoko’s sax player, Stanley Bronstein

Tue 15 Mar 2011 - Imagine All The People, Music News

MAR.16.2011 SWEET RELIEF TO RAISE MONEY FOR JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO LENNON’S SAXOPHONIST STANLEY BRONSTEIN   Sweet Relief is asking for your help in providing assistance to Stanley Bronstein who has been battling lung and brain cancer. Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund was contacted by the loving family of Stanley Bronstein in an effort to […]

IMAGINE PEACE 2012 by Yoko Ono Lennon

Fri 18 Feb 2011 - Written work

IMAGINE PEACE 2012 Yoko Ono Lennon 18 February 2011 Dear Friends, Today, February 18th, 2011, I am 78. I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It’s something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us …maybe. The world situation […]

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New version of IMAGINE wins a GRAMMY for Herbie Hancock, India Arie, Pink, Seal & Jeff Beck

Tue 15 Feb 2011 - Awards, Yoko listens

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 […]

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GRAMMY Museum exhibition: John Lennon, Songwriter & Yoko Ono ‘in conversation’ (video)

Tue 14 Dec 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono Visited The GRAMMY Museum – 9 Oct 2010 Two-time GRAMMY winner discussed her art and the life and legacy of her late husband John Lennon In celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth on Oct. 9, 1940, two-time GRAMMY winner Yoko Ono visited the GRAMMY Museum on Oct. 3 for an […]

Yoko Ono: In Her Own Words (1hr BBC2 radio interview with Nina Myskow)

Mon 13 Dec 2010 - Interviews & Articles

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 […]

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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 Paley Center Tribute to John Lennon: photos & screenings in NYC

Tue 02 Nov 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

THE QUARRYMEN: LESLIE KEARNEY 1957 © 2010 THE QUARRYMEN SCREENINGS FROM THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA COLLECTION A Tribute to John Lennon Friday, October 8, 2010 to Friday, December 31, 2010, The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019 Screening Fridays at 3:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm FREE for […]

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Yoko unveils blue plaque at former home, 34 Montagu Square, London

Sat 23 Oct 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

The musician and songwriter John Lennon (1940-80) was commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque today, Saturday 23 October, in celebration of his life and contribution to music.  The plaque was unveiled at 11am at 34 Montagu Square, Marylebone, by Yoko Ono. The basement and ground-floor flat at 34 Montagu Square was the first home […]

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