Enjoy Record Store Day! love, yoko
Released on Record Store Day (21 April 2012), The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends features collaborations with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, Nick Cave, Neon Indian, Ke$ha, Prefuse 73, Tame Impala, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Lightning Bolt, Biz Markie, New Fumes, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
REVIEWS ★★★★★ “Excellent, essential” UNCUT ★★★★★ “Fantastically cool, fearlessly weird” DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★ “Brilliant, absorbing, thoughtful” THE INDEPENDENT ★★★★ “Challenging, tender” OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY ★★★★ “The best work of her musical career”NME ★★★★ “Brawny, brainy avante-rock”THE ONION (AV CLUB) ★★★★ “Beautifully desolate, bittersweet” PITCHFORK ★★★★ “Truly vital: unsettling, touching, funny, undeniable” ROLLING STONE ★★★★ “Hell, [...]
Dear Friends, On Sunday, I was in Reykjavík with our son Sean to relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, and celebrate his and John’s birthday – October the 9th. In a boat big enough for Sean and me and all our friends who came all the way from New York, Liverpool and Tokyo, we slowly sailed our [...]
YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono before the dissolution of the Beatles, joins Polaris Music Prize Winner Owen Pallett, synth siren Glasser and Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui on this year’s Iceland Airwaves line-up. The festival, which runs from 12-16 of October in Reykjavík, also sees more Icelandic additions, including [...]
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
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. [...]
What happened is not just what happened in Japan. It is affecting our planet in a big way. And our hearts are beating in unison all over the world. Let’s come together and pray. Give generously and quickly to the ones who are in pain for having lost so much. Whatever you give with [...]
Yoko Ono – guest speaker at SXSW 2011 – March 18th South By Southwest (SXSW) is thrilled to announce Yoko Ono as a very special featured speaker for the 25th Music Conference and Festival. Ms. Ono will sit down with Jody Denberg for a SXSW Interview on Friday March 18th. Yoko Ono & Jody Denberg [...]
Sean Lennon recently sat down with his mother, Yoko Ono — not to talk about John Lennon or The Beatles, but to talk about her life. “I was born from my mother, who is a Yasuda, and my father, who is an Ono,” Ono says. But Ono was essentially disowned from the latter family because [...]
The debut acoustic album by Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger weaves narratives around a metaphysical geography of their own devising, finding a surrealist beauty in the mundane. Their songs are like Dali’s imaginary landscapes: lavender roads, oil slicks radiating rainbows, ballerinas tipping off tightropes, sweating snowmen, black [...]
YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND – Live performance in Reykjavík, Iceland, Oct 9, 2010. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, revived last year by Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon after a long hiatus, will play an exclusive concert at Háskólabíó, Reykjavík on October 9th. The concert, which will be dedicated to John Lennon, is one of [...]
Saturday – The night was hot! The whole audience gave a standing ovation to Lady Gaga from the minute she appeared on the stage to when her turn was over. And that is saying a lot. That meant people were standing through the long, long songs – THE SUN IS DOWN and IT’S BEEN VERY HARD. It’s a record! At the end of IT’S BEEN VERY HARD, Lady Gaga started to play the piano with her high heel shoes, and I went up on the top of the piano and started jamming lying down. Right away, Lady Gaga climbed up on the piano right next to me, and two of us jammed, in tune, of course. I am sure the audience would never forget this night… You can say that two of us came from one clay…. yoko
This premiere exhibition and sale of Julian Lennon’s stunning collection of limited edition and hand signed portraiture and landscape photography, entitled Timeless, is curated by one of the most sought after celebrity photographers, Timothy White and sponsored by Lennon’s charity, The White Feather Foundation, Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. and Canson Inc., creators of the world’s finest Fine Art [...]
From Monday, July 5, “Jardin du Luxembourg”, the debut single from The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, will be released July 5 & 6 around the world. You can purchase it at the Chimera web store (digital, vinyl) and at Other Music NYC (digital, vinyl). To order the 45 by text from Other Music NYC, text “om45ghostjardin” [...]
By Brian R. San Souci, Rhode Island Monthly Thirty years ago this month, John Lennon left Newport on a small boat headed for Bermuda. He hoped the five-day voyage would unlock his musical writer’s block. It turned out to be the ride of his life. As the Megan Jaye sailed into St. George’s Harbour in [...]
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 is forever associated with the Beatles, yet her aristocratic family life in imperial Japan, long before she met John Lennon, was equally intriguing. For the first time, she opens up the Ono family album.
Yoko is back in Japan for a three-week trip and, for the first time, has agreed to a journalist accompanying her to write about this side of her multi-faceted life. This is also the first time she has agreed to open up in depth about her childhood, her awkward, distant upbringing in a quasi-aristocratic family in Tokyo, and Lennon’s relationship with her parents. Only now is she truly comfortable returning to Japan.
Last year, Yoko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for its first studio album in decades, “Between My Head and the Sky.” It’s hard to blame her for the delay; her time has been occupied by making art, campaigning for peace and handling the affairs of her late husband, John Lennon. Ono, 76, tells us it was their son, Sean, who suggested bringing back the group – which at points counted Eric Clapton, Keith Moon and Frank Zappa as members – with a new lineup that includes Japanese indie-rockers Cornelius and Yuka Honda. The Plastic Ono Band kicks off this year’s Noise Pop Festival with a performance Thursday at Oakland’s Fox Theater.
by Kimberly Chun, SF Bay Guardian MUSIC The simplest, most singular words and images have always been Yoko Ono’s most potent artistic tools — depth charges designed for maximum impact, unexpected wit, and subtly change-inducing effect. And though words like “empowerment” feel too tapped-out to draw from the same power source as Ono-connected words like [...]
BAM! Suddenly the audience started to sing Happy Birthday to me right in the middle of the sing along GIVE PEACE A CHANCE! That was such a nice surprise. I was so unprepared for it, I don’t even remember if I had thanked the audience or not. Did I? There was so much love circulating, it didn’t seem necessary to say anything… We were family. The curtain went down after GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. Sean and I looked at each other. Sean’s eyes were twinkling. “You were great.” said Sean. “So were you.” It was a grand moment. We knew we had been witnesses to something that was bigger than both of us.