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Articles Tagged 'Yoko Ono'

Rapper Kendrick Lamar (C) performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

13 Surprising Album Release Stunts

Kendrick Lamar has surprised fans by releasing a new album overnight, announcing it in a tweet that was immediately retweeted more than 43,000 times in two hours. It’s a far remove from album releases of the past—when once a new album used to be a huge event in an artist’s career, now they drop with all the ceremony […]

John and Cynthia Lennon (Pic: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

RIP Cynthia Lennon: the First Lady of Beatlemania

Cynthia Lennon, one of the few people with a perfect ringside seat to the phenomenon of the Beatles, first wife of John and mother of Julian, has died at the age of 75. She had been suffering from cancer. A message on Julian’s website said that he had been “at her bedside throughout,” and thanked […]

John Lennon’s Collected Letters to be Released in 2012

Think you know all there is to know about John Lennon? While his vast collection of songs provides a glimpse into the gifted mind of one of music’s most celebrated artists, other published works such as In His Own Write and Skywriting by Word of Mouth also highlight his wild imagination. But his treasure trove […]

WATCH: Colin Firth, Other Stars Remember John Lennon

It’s been 40 years since The Beatles split this month, and 30 years since the death of John Lennon. Tom Brook, who was the first British journalist to report live from the scene of Lennon’s murder, has interviewed top celebs from the film and music worlds about the fallen Beatle’s legacy. Back on December 8, […]

Music Roundup: Bryan Ferry Is Still the Original ‘Casanova’

Bryan Ferry has unequivocally defined the meaning of cool for nearly 40 years and the Roxy Music frontman does not disappoint on Olympia, his 13th solo effort and follow up to 2007's Dylanesque. The 10-song stunner features a star-studded list of collaborators like The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, David Gilmour, Flea, and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, just […]

New York City Remembers John Lennon

New York City's Central Park was full of love this weekend as thousands of people came out to Strawberry Fields to honor the late John Lennon on what what would have been his 70th birthday. Countless fans also took in a free showing of the new documentary, LennonNYC, at Rumsey Playfield. Fans of ages joined […]

Yoko Ono Credits Paul McCartney for Saving Her Marriage

While the world celebrated John Lennon's 70th birthday over the weekend, his widow, artist Yoko Ono, visited Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik to honor her husband with various peace-themed initiatives at the Imagine Peace Tower. The late Beatle was gunned down by deranged fan, Mark David Chapman, outside his New York City apartment on December […]

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Gets Personal with John Lennon’s Sons

As the world comes together in celebration of John Lennon's 70th birthday on Saturday, there will be two particular individuals toasting to the late Beatle: his sons Julian Lennon and Sean Ono Lennon. CBS Sunday Morning featured both brothers on a segment on October 3rd, spotlighting the opening of the elder Lennon's photography exhibit, "Timeless: […]

Music Roundup: Travis’ Fran Healy Rules Again on ‘Wreckorder’

Travis frontman Fran Healy has captivated American audiences for the last 15 years with his honest-to-goodness and heartfelt pop tunes. If you’re a massive fan of UK music, knowing every word to one of the band's brightest and biggest hits, "Why Does It Always Rain on Me," is an undeniable part of your subconscious. Don't […]

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