Yoko Ono

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McCartney: Lennon Broke Up the Beatles

Ono and Lennon were 'making a new life,' he says

(Newser) - The Beatles, who broke up more than a half-century ago, might instead have gone on making music for years, Paul McCartney says. But they went their four ways, and after receiving much of the popular blame since because he had broken the news, McCartney wants to make clear that it...

Lennon Tape Not Heard for 50 Years Hits Auction Block

Includes never-released 'Radio Peace,' performed during John and Yoko's 1970 Denmark visit

(Newser) - Think you've heard every John Lennon bootleg, remaster, and import? There's a new tape in the mix, unheard for more than 50 years, though you'll have to convince the person who just bought it for $58,300 at auction to play it. The 33-minute recording made in...

Lennon Signed It for His Own Killer. Now, the Auction Block

TMZ estimates its value at up to $2 million

(Newser) - The album John Lennon signed for his killer is hitting the auction block and could rake in up to $2 million, TMZ reports. Lennon signed the Double Fantasy album for Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980, only hours before Chapman shot him four times on the Upper West Side...

Radio Station Sorry for Killing Off Queen, 99 Others

Obituaries mistakenly published during RFI website work

(Newser) - Dozens of political leaders, cultural figures, and celebrities did not die en masse on Monday, though anyone perusing the website of Radio France Internationale might have thought otherwise. Obituaries for roughly 100 people were mistakenly published—and some automatically picked up by partner sites such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN—...

He 'Did Wrong' by Ono Before. Suit Says He's Doing It Again

She sues John Lennon's former assistant in copyright battle going back decades

(Newser) - For decades, Yoko One has been involved in a legal skirmish with a former assistant to late husband John Lennon, and the battle has just ramped up again. TMZ reports the 87-year-old artist and activist has filed a lawsuit against Frederic Seaman, whom she accuses of copyright infringement and breach...

Bette Midler Sorry About Her Women, N-Word Tweet

She says she was tweeting out of anger over the Kavanaugh situation

(Newser) - Bette Midler had a rough Thursday on Twitter, and it all started with her paraphrasing Yoko Ono. In a now-deleted tweet that you can see at USA Today , the 72-year-old wrote, "'Women, are the n-word of the world.' Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals;...

Cops: Unlikely Bandit Steals Yoko Ono Rock From Museum

Toronto police looking for $17.5K stone and the middle-aged woman who took it

(Newser) - As art thefts go, it was pretty simple: “She just picked it up and walked away with it," says a Toronto police official. He's referring to a rock with the words "Love yourself" written on it by none other than Yoko Ono, reports the Toronto Star ...

Yoko Ono to Get 'Imagine' Credit, as Lennon Wanted

After more than 40 years, Lennon's widow will get credit on his famous song

(Newser) - More than 40 years after the release of one of John Lennon’s most famous songs, Yoko Ono is on her way to receiving the co-writing credit her husband thought she deserved. Variety reports that on Wednesday, National Music Publishers Association CEO David Israelite announced that the process is underway...

Yoko Ono Hospitalized
 Yoko Ono 
 Hospitalized 


Yoko Ono Hospitalized

Family says she's fine, despite rumors

(Newser) - Yoko Ono was hospitalized in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is on the mend and should be released this weekend, her representative says. Ono, 83, went to the hospital on the advice of her doctor, and media reports that she suffered a stroke are not true, Elliott Mintz...

7 Best Lines From Yoko Ono's Awesome Us List

Admit it, you always wondered whether she liked the Dougie or krumping better

(Newser) - Jezebel is calling it "the Best-Ever Us Weekly '25 Things.'" The Frisky calls it "f---ing perfect." Vulture calls it "the Most Yoko Ono Listicle Ever." Yes, Yoko Ono's contribution to Us Weekly's recurring feature, "25 Things You Don'...

Yoko Ono: John Lennon's Killer Is Still Dangerous

Plus: why she never left the Dakota

(Newser) - Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was last year denied parole for the eighth time; he and his wife reportedly wrote to Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, asking for forgiveness. But, in an extensive interview with the Daily Beast , Ono says Chapman should never be free. "...

Yoko Ono Releasing Sad Line of Coffee Cups

Inspired by tragedies, including John Lennon's murder

(Newser) - Yoko Ono is expressing herself through espresso cups. The artist and widow of John Lennon has designed a collection of cups and saucers featuring the dates and places of six tragic events written in Ono's handwriting, such as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and the day Lennon...

Yoko 'Thankful' for McCartney's Words

'He's a rocker,' she says

(Newser) - Yoko Ono says she's thankful Paul McCartney appears to have gotten over his grudge against her. McCartney, in a recent Rolling Stone interview , said he's getting along fine with the widow of John Lennon, his old songwriting partner. The bad feelings dated back to when Lennon's romance...

Yoko Shares Photo of Lennon's Bloody Glasses

In tweets pushing for gun control

(Newser) - Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of Yoko Ono's marriage to John Lennon, and she marked the occasion by offering a personal—and graphic—statement on the gun-control debate: She tweeted a photo of Lennon's bloodstained glasses. "Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in...

12 Weird Celebrity Duets
 12 Weird Celebrity Duets 

12 Weird Celebrity Duets

Ozzy Osbourne and ... Jessica Simpson?!

(Newser) - Get ready for the smooth sounds of Michael Bublé and ... Reese Witherspoon? Yep, the two are pairing up for a duet on the Canadian crooner's next album. Fortunately we already know Witherspoon can sing, thanks to her role in Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, but one has to...

McCartney: Yoko Didn't Break Up the Beatles

John Lennon was going to leave anyway, Paul says

(Newser) - All those years you’ve harbored a grudge against Yoko Ono for breaking up the Beatles … and now it turns out you can let it go. "She certainly didn't break the group up," Paul McCartney says in a new TV interview set to air next month,...

Don't Let Fracking Destroy My Home
 Don't Let Fracking 
 Destroy My Home 
Sean Lennon

Don't Let Fracking Destroy My Home

Sean Lennon warns of the environmental dangers of fracking

(Newser) - In the 1970s, John Lennon and Yoko Ono bought a beautiful farm in an idyllic spot in Delaware County, NY. Now some gas companies intend to "tear through our wilderness" to make room for a hydraulic fracking pipeline, their son Sean writes in the New York Times . "Natural...

John Lennon Peace Sign Sells for $154K

He made the placard during a 'bed-in' with Yoko Ono

(Newser) - A placard that got prominent play during a "bed-in" peace protest by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969 has fetched the handsome price of $154,000, reports Bloomberg . The sign reading "Bed Peace" was on the window behind the couple as they staged their weeklong protest in...

Yoko Ono Has a Most Unusual Twitter Strategy

...which seems to be: 'follow everyone'

(Newser) - If Yoko Ono is following you on Twitter, don’t feel too special: At the moment, she’s following 693,368 people, the most of any Twitter user. She took over the top spot sometime during the past six months—it used to be occupied by President Obama, notes Time...

John Lennon's Letters to Be Published

'Pen and ink were his medium,' says publisher

(Newser) - "Society only likes dead artists," John Lennon once wrote in a heartbreaking letter. "I'm afraid Yoko and myself cannot oblige." That note was scooped up by a private collector for $13,000, but soon some 200 other letters, postcards, and doodles of Lennon's will be available...

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