Mayor of Reykjavik Jon Gnarr, Alice Walker, Michael Pollan, Yoko Ono, Josh Fox, Barbara Kowalcyk The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace 2010 The LennonOno Grant for Peace was created to honour Yoko Ono Lennon’s late husband John’s dedication to peace and commitment to the preservation of human rights. Created in 2002, this biennial award has [...]
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 [...]
On October 9th, I will relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland in memory of my late husband John Lennon.
Please ask all your friends to join us by Tweeting your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
You can do this by going to http://IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com where you can also watch the lighting live with us at
7.45pm GMT = 8.45pm UK = 3.45pm NY = 12.45am LA = 4.45am Japan.
Tell all your friends. Spread the word. Let’s tweet a million wishes for peace for John’s birthday!
Yoko Ono Ringo Starr Aerosmith Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Jeff Bridges Brian Wilson Cirque du Soleil LOVE Capitol Records Penn Jillette George Thorogood Brandon Boyd (Incubus) D.M.C. Jonas Brothers More tributes here Submit your own video: http://youtube.com/johnlennon Join us in celebrating John Lennon’s 70th birthday! Give peace a chance.
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.
Legendary artist, musician and peace advocate, YOKO ONO, announced today she will be holding several events in Iceland on October 9th to promote peace throughout the world and to celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace 2010 The LennonOno Grant for Peace was created to honour her [...]
Legendary artist, musician and peace advocate YOKO ONO will be holding several live events in Iceland on October 9th to promote peace throughout the world and to celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday, including, at 8pm GMT, the re-lighting IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on the island of Viðey in Reykjavík (live at www.IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com). [...]
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…
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
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It’s hard to imagine, but October 9 would have been the 70th birthday of one of Britain’s most iconic musicians of all time, John Lennon. Even more incredibly, we are also only a few weeks short of the 30th anniversary of his murder. To celebrate the birthday, journalist and broadcaster Nina Myskow meets Yoko Ono, [...]
Friends – Worldwide Moment is TWO weeks from right now – the moment this email was scheduled to send – Sunday, September 25, 2010 at GMT 10:10am. What will you shoot? Your Love? Your God? Your Country? Your Fear? Your Message? Your Wish? Your Peace? During the remaining 14 days until Worldwide Moment 2010, let’s [...]
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s deportation battle The couple had powerful friends who helped them fight and win their deportation battle with the Nixon administration. by Jon Weiner, Los Angeles Times In 1972, John Lennon had a problem. He and his wife, Yoko Ono, had been living in New York for a year, and they [...]
“If we want to survive as a race of people we’ve got to address problems head on. John and Yoko took the bull by the horns and for that you’ve got to take your hat off to both of them” – Ozzy Osbourne This week marks the 70th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth, and we at [...]
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
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).
Fans of John Lennon plan to COME TOGETHER at events around the world next Saturday to mark the anniversary of his birth. Hard to believe, but that’s the day Lennon would have turned 70. And who would have thought Lennon’s two long estranged families would ever come together in peace and harmony. But as Anthony Mason [...]
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