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 Beatles. Now on iTunes. We are proud to announce that The Beatles are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store. http://www.itunes.com/thebeatles Starting today, the band's 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume "Past Masters" compilation and the classic "Red" and "Blue" collections are available for purchase and download [...]
YOKO ONO Chooses “One Life” by Live How You Live as the winner of John Lennon 70th Anniversary Birthday Contest
The John Lennon Songwriting Competition sent out a call for submissions for songs of peace, love, political activism and free expression. Songs were submitted from around the world. Live How You Live was selected as the WINNER of the John Lennon 70th Birthday Anniversary Contest, and the song "One Life" was selected by Yoko Ono. [...]
Edible Manhattan – APPETITES: Yoko Ono “I drink orange juice with grated ginger and garlic mixed. That just revives you..”
APPETITES: Yoko Ono By Lese Dunton, Edible Manhattan Photographs by Charlotte Muhl & Sean Lennon 2009 ©YOKO ONO On chocolate, kimchi and why begging is a state of mind. Artist Yoko Ono is known not only as John Lennon’s widow—from their wedding in 1969 until his murder on the steps of the Dakota in 1980, [...]
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 [...]
YouTube has created a global Yoodle of the YouTube logo, to be launched in 25 countries at 9pm PT on Friday, October 8th and to remain live for 24 hours. The Yoodle will be synced to cover Lennon's October 9th birthday in all regions. Google has created its first-ever video doodle, which presents sketched animation featuring John Lennon's self-portrait set to an audio clip of Lennon's iconic song, "Imagine." It was created by Google doodler, Mike Dutton, with Yoko Ono's approval. The Google doodle will be live on Google homepages all over the world starting noon on Friday, October 8th and all day Saturday, October 9th until midnight. If you don't see the John Lennon video doodle your Google homepage, try Google UK, Google Australia or Google India.
Dear Friends 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...
Free Download – John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over – Stripped Down 2010 Remix – enjoy! love, yoko
iTunes are offering a free download of the newly 'stripped down' version of '(Just Like) Starting Over' (available for purchase with the newly released Double Fantasy Stripped Down). Available on iTunes in the following stores: Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. Visit your local iTunes store for the free download or click here. A Message from Yoko Ono Lennon: "In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and life partner John reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering / reissue programme will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience. By remastering 121 tracks spanning his solo career, I hope also that those who are already familiar with John's work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist and from his power as a commentator on the human condition. His lyrics are as relevant today as they were when they were first written and I can think of no more apposite title for this campaign than those simple yet direct words 'Gimme Some Truth'." - Yoko Ono Lennon
Play the new John Lennon quiz & win a limited edition print, signature box set, or set of remastered albums.
Launching Monday 4th October a new round will open every Monday at 9.00GMT for 6 weeks, ending with the final round opening November 8th. GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One lucky fan will receive a JOHN LENNON LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT. SECOND PRIZE: Five 2nd prize winners will receive a copy of the new John Lennon Signature Box Set. TEN RUNNERS UP: Will each receive copies of the 8 digitally remastered John Lennon solo albums (Imagine, Double Fantasy Stripped Down, Milk And Honey, Walls And Bridges, Some Time In NYC, Mind Games, Plastic Ono Band and Rock 'n' Roll).
Yoko Ono’s signed iconic Porsche Carrera sunglasses in auction on EBay for Alder Hey hospital Imagine Appeal
100% of the profits from this EBay sale go to Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, UK, the largest children's hospital in Europe caring for 200,000 young patients every year. The Imagine Appeal ensures their pioneering work continues to create a healthy future for children and improves the quality of life for youngsters in hospital throughout the world. www.imagineappeal.com. Bid for Yoko's glasses on EBay here. See all the other bids from Alexandra Shulman, Anna Kournikova, Nicola Roberts, Joan Collins, Dannii Minogue, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilda Suarez, the X Factor finalists, Dame Shirley Bassey & Dame Judi Dench here. Bidding ends 10th October.
Dovedale Primary School Yoko Ono greets children, fans and Sure Start members during an emotional visit to John Lennon's former school, Dovedale Junior in Liverpool, where she opened The Sure Start Children’s Centre - a new children's and community centre. The Sure Start Children’s Centre is a joint project between Dovedale Junior and Dovedale Infants schools - [...]
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 [...]
The Mods & Rockers film festival: A Celluloid Celebration Of John Lennon’s 70th Birthday [Grauman’s Theater, LA, USA]
A LENNON TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL! A Celluloid Celebration Of John Lennon's 70th Birthday John Lennon loved movies. It was in a Liverpool cinema that he first encountered Elvis Presley. John was 15 and in the balcony. Elvis was 21 and on the screen. It led to John taking up music as his rock [...]
The Mods & Rockers Film Festival and The American Cinematheque Proudly Present HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN! A Multi-Media Celebration of The 70th Anniversary of the Birth of JOHN LENNON The Los Angeles Premiere of Followed by In conversation with the film's director Sam Taylor-Wood, star Aaron Johnson - and John Lennon's childhood friends and band-mates from [...]
Cilla Black today honoured "fifth Beatle" Brian Epstein - the man who set her on the path to fame. Former chart star, turned TV host, Black unveiled a plaque to mark the location of her former manager's London office in Covent Garden. Epstein, who guided the career of the Beatles until his death in 1967, [...]
Music magazine Q will mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday with four tribute covers, using previously unpublished shots by Astrid Kirchherr, David Bailey, Iain Macmillan and Bob Gruen. Lennon would have been 70 on 9 October. The November issue of the Bauer Media-owned monthly title goes on sale this Thursday with four covers featuring rare or [...]
An Exhibition and Sale of Historic Photographs documenting the Pre-AIDS party era of America, proving that there was a time when love was free, certain drugs were still legal and war was ignored. Launch is on September 29th and will continue through October 20th. Iconic photographer and chronicler Allan Tannenbaum in concurrence with Renaissance Woman, [...]
The first podcast for American Masters: LENNONYC features Jack Douglas talking about his long relationship with John Lennon including his time producing Double Fantasy. Slated to appear on later podcasts are Bob Gruen, personal friend and Lennon photographer, Jim Keltner, drums on various Lennon/Ono albums, Elton John, musician, and Yoko Ono, multi-media artist and peace activist. Each podcast will consist of slightly edited interviews conducted for the film American Masters LENNONYC introduced by Susan Lacy, series creator and executive producer of American Masters and a producer of LENNONYC and Michael Epstein, director/writer of LENNONYC. New “episodes” will post weekly every Thursday until the Thursday after broadcast on November 22. The final episode will be a Q&A session using the best questions submitted by users via email.
By Sarah Rodman, Boston Globe The Smithsonian Channel may not be the first place music fans think of when considering “music on TV’’ options. But between programming on undersea edens and classic court cases, the cable network has programmed some engrossing and offbeat musical fare on everything from free jazz to traveling blues. Sunday night [...]