Yoko Ono

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3/10/19-Lost Lennon Films

Filmmaker Michael Epstein couldn't believe his luck when Yoko Ono gave him access to hours of forgotten footage of her life with John Lennon. The singer and performance artist decided it was time to show fans the home videos shot at the couple's Tittenhurst Park home in England and in New York in 1970 and 1971, and called in Epstein to sort through it. The result is John & Yoko: […]

todayMarch 10, 2019 2

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9/21/17-Lennon's "Imagine" lives on

“[My husband] wrote Imagine as a song calling for peace around the world. Today, we need peace more than ever… Imagine. Together we can make peace happen. Then the world truly will live as one” – Yoko Ono Lennon Thousands of people around the world - from Iceland to Brazil - have joined a call for peace and solidarity to celebrate John Lennon’s iconic Imagine lyrics, which have been published […]

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6/15/17-Yoko Ono's Imagine!

(CNN) "Imagine" Yoko Ono had inspired one of John Lennon's greatest songs. It's easy if you try. The National Music Publishers Association on Wednesday announced that Lennon's widow is to receive a co-writing credit on the 1971 song as part of the organization's Centennial Song Award. During the announcement, a clip of an interview with Lennon from 1980 was played in which he said credit for "Imagine" should be shared […]

todayJune 15, 2017 2

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2/27/16: Yoko Ono's 'stroke'

Yoko Ono has not suffered a stroke, despite recent reports. The widow of John Lennon was admitted to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in New York with “extreme” flu-like symptoms, clarifies her publicist Elliot Mintz. He told People.com that the artist and activist shouldn’t be in the facility for too long. "It was never ever a stroke," he says. "She was suffering extreme flu-like symptoms. Her doctor thought it would be […]

todayFebruary 27, 2016 2

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2/2/16-Yoko Ono gets award

NME is proud to announce it will be honoring Yoko Ono with The Inspiration Award at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas on February 17. Yoko Ono, who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on February 18, is a true iconoclast who has had a long, varied and illustrious career. She has influenced, inspired and delighted several generations of musicians, artists and activists. These include David Bowie, Nile Rogers, Eric […]

todayFebruary 2, 2016 4

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10/7/15-John Lennon's 75th

Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono in Central Park on Tuesday to try to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign. The record attempt to honor Ono's husband, John Lennon, didn't succeed. Still, the crowd celebrated the upcoming birthday of the late Beatle, who would have turned 75 on Friday. A Guinness World Records representative said the effort drew more than 2,000 people. […]

todayOctober 7, 2015 13

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7/11/14-Beatles win Emmy Awards

The CBS special "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" has received six nomination for the 2014 Emmy Awards. The special aired on February 9, fifty years to the day after the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan show, and saluted the impact that broadcast had on music and popular culture. A number of artists took the stage for the concert performing songs from the Beatles' catalog. The […]

todayJuly 11, 2014 2

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11/4/13-Yoko & John couldn't "Imagine!"

The classic 'Imagine' would become John Lennon's signature song but when it was written neither he nor Yoko expected it to be as big as it would become. In an interview with Australia's Derryn Hinch Yoko explained, 'When that song was made we never thought it would spread so widely but I'm so glad it did'. The song was released in 1971 just after the break-up of The Beatles. Millions […]

todayNovember 4, 2013 2

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5/17/13- Paul McCartney defends Yoko Ono

Avid Beatles fans have been blaming Yoko Ono for the break-up of the Beatles for over 40 years. In a surprise gesture, Paul McCartney has come to her defense, stating that she did not cause the break-up, during an interview with Sir David Frost. "She certainly didn't break the group up," the 70-year-old rock-star will be seen telling Sir David Frost in an interview to be broadcast next month. "I […]

todayMay 17, 2013 4

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