Walking on Thin Ice by Yoko Ono

Fri 24 Dec 2010 - Written work

Making Double Fantasy was a great joy for John and me. But it was intense as well, since we were trying to finish it for the Christmas release. John knew what I was up against and protected me to the end. If it weren’t for that, the record would not have been a dialogue between […]

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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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Yoko Ono: What I’ve learned about John Lennon, 30 years on (Esquire)

Sun 12 Dec 2010 - Interviews & Articles

Thirty years after her husband’s death, artist Yoko Ono opens up to Esquire magazine on power, guilt, Jackie, conspiracy theories, strollers, and breaking up the Beatles

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Nam June Paik retrospective: Tate Liverpool and FACT Liverpool

Sun 12 Dec 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

The Future is Still Now: Nam June Paik curators talk about his two Liverpool shows By Mark Sheerin, Culture 24 | 16 December 2010 Don’t go away, but think for a minute that video footage of almost any subject under the sun is only a click or two from your fingertips. To be online in […]

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John Lennon: The Teamaker, by Yoko Ono Lennon. Please share your memories of John here

Tue 07 Dec 2010 - Written work

“John and I are in our Dakota kitchen in the middle of the night. Three cats: Sasha, Micha and Charo are looking up at John, who is making tea for us two…”

Read ‘The Teamaker’ and please share your Memories of John in the comments here.

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Kishin Shinoyama “Love Fantasy with John Lennon and Yoko Ono”

Tue 07 Dec 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

The photo that would become the cover art of “Double Fantasy” was taken in Central Park, right in front of their home at the Dakota House. There were only a few people around as John and Yoko sat on a bench by the pond in the autumn sunset, and I asked them to kiss each other. Three months later just as the album was finished, John was gunned down. I shot the photo in color, but for some reason, the actual cover art was released in black and white.

Read more from photographer Kishin Shinoyama here.

 

Yoko Ono: SMILE [Gallery 360°, Tokyo, Japan]

Sat 04 Dec 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

Gallery 360° is holding the exhibition “Yoko Ono: SMILE” starting on Monday, December 6, 2010.
Pictures of smiling faces of viewers will be taken, projected and made into a film.
In order to realize the artwork, transferring a smile from person to person, please visit us to participate in the work.
Sincerely yours, Gallery 360°

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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 […]

Group Show: Aware: Art Fashion Identity [Royal Academy Of Arts, London, UK]

Thu 02 Dec 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

GSK Contemporary – AWARE: ART FASHION IDENTITY 2 December 2010 – 30 January 2011 The third season of contemporary art at 6 Burlington Gardens examines how artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity. The exhibition contains work by 30 emerging as well as established international contemporary […]

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Concert: Dream Power John Lennon Super Live [Budokan, Tokyo] 8 Dec 2010

Tue 30 Nov 2010 - Events & Exhibitions, Music News

Some of Japan’s top artists gather each year to participate in the Dream Power John Lennon Super Live, a charity concert founded by Yoko Ono to donate schools to deprived children all over the world. The tenth edition of this concert will be held this year – a year that marks the seventieth anniversary of […]

Yoko Ono & Sean Ono Lennon participate in Storycorps’ 26Nov2010 National Day Of Listening

Tue 23 Nov 2010 - Interviews & Articles

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 […]

Tune in today to HUNGERTHON 2010 http://Hungerthon.org A hunger free world for all! yoko

Tue 23 Nov 2010 - Imagine All The People

This is a beautiful step towards world peace. By imagining there’s no hunger, as 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

Whyhunger’s global campaign “Imagine There’s No Hunger” was made possible with the generous permission and support of Yoko Ono Lennon. Purchasing the bracelet, limited edition pin or T-Shirt will help fight childhood hunger and poverty worldwide through grass roots solutions that secure basic rights to food, water, land, jobs and credit.

The Beatles. Now on iTunes.

Tue 16 Nov 2010 - Beatles News

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 […]

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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. […]

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Playing For Change Foundation & Theatre Within advance John Lennon’s vision for Peace

Fri 12 Nov 2010 - Imagine All The People

Playing For Change Foundation and Theatre Within Advance John Lennon’s Vision for Peace With POWER TO THE PEOPLE Campaign Global Initiative to Raise Awareness & Funds for Peace-Building Music Education Programs To Be Announced at 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire Driven by the fundamental belief that peace and change are possible […]

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Group Show: RCA Secret 2010, Royal College of Art [London,UK]

Thu 11 Nov 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

RCA Secret 2010 Royal College of Art, 12–20 November RCA Secret is an annual contemporary art exhibition and fundraising sale consisting of around 2,500 original postcard-sized artworks. All cards are made and donated by professional artists, designers, illustrators, students and graduates from the College.  The cards are sold to the public at a one-day sale, […]

Change Begins Within: “Operation Warrior Wellness” is helping Veterans with PTSD

Thu 11 Nov 2010 - Imagine All The People

David Lynch Foundation’s OPERATION WARRIOR WELLNESS Overcoming PTSD and Promoting Mental Resilience through Transcendental Meditation. THE PROBLEM Thirty-five percent of U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 are said to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to researchers, people with PTSD exhibit over-arousal of the sympathetic nervous system (exaggerated fight or flight […]

SPIN interview: Yoko Ono Talks John Lennon, Lady Gaga & More

Tue 09 Nov 2010 - Interviews & Articles

By William Goodman , SPIN Since the early ’60s, Yoko Ono has been a renegade in the avant-garde art world with her conceptual approach to music, film, art, and politics. Then there’s John Lennon. In the late Beatle, whom she met in 1966 and married in ’69, she found her artistic soul mate — two people, one […]

Yoko Ono: Voice Piece for Soprano / Whisper Piece / Wish Tree at MoMA [NY, USA]

Fri 05 Nov 2010 - Events & Exhibitions, Wish Trees

From a Whisper to a Scream: Following Yoko Ono’s Instructions by Jason Persse, Inside Out I first heard about Yoko Ono’s so-called “instruction pieces” as a high school student, when a friend told me the (possibly apocryphal, certainly embellished) story of Ono’s first meeting with John Lennon. History according to the poorly fact-checked lunchtime ramblings […]

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