Posts tagged ‘Yoko Ono’

April 25, 2012

John Ono Lennon

Following his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, John Lennon officially changed his middle name to Ono. His given middle name was previously Winston.

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April 17, 2012

The Beatles in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, their first year of eligibility. Paul McCartney opted not to attend the ceremony, while George Harrison and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s sons Sean and Julian Lennon, accepted the award.

February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Yoko!

Yoko Ono – activist, musician, artist and widow of Beatle John Lennon – turned 79 years old on February 18th.

Happy Birthday Yoko!

January 26, 2012

Woman

“Woman” is a love song written by John Lennon that appeared on his final studio album Double Fantasy. It was the second single released from the album, and the first Lennon single issued after his death on December 8, 1980.

January 19, 2012

Too Many People

‘Too Many People” is a song by Paul McCartney, released on his 1971 album Ram. Many believe the song was directed towards McCartney’s former bandmate John Lennon, as they were involved in a “feud” during this time. McCartney later admitted that the line “Too many people preaching practices” was aimed towards Lennon and wife Yoko Ono, as he felt they had become “too preachy.”

January 2, 2012

Two Virgins

John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded an all-night session of avant-garde jamming, which was released on the album Two Virgins in 1969. The cover featured a full-length nude photograph of the couple. Some areas of the United States deemed the album “pornographic”, and on January 2, 1969, police seized 30,000 copies of the record at Newark Airport to prevent their sale.

 

December 8, 2010

RIP John Lennon

John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980, in front of the entrance of the Dakota building, Lennon’s New York City home. Chapman shot Lennon in the back 4 times as the singer was walking into his apartment.

December 8, 2010 marks the 30th Anniversary of Lennon’s death. RIP John Lennon.

November 24, 2010

LENNONYC

LENNONYC is a new documentary chronicling the life of John Lennon during his New York City years, between moving to the U.S. in 1972, up until his murder in 1980. The film is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and is currently being shown on PBS as part of the American Masters series.