Архив за месяц: Сентябрь 2010.

Сентябрь 28, 2010

Lennon at 70!

As he approaches the big milestone and his highly anticipated reunion dates with the Plastic Ono Band, the irrepressible ex-Beatle talks about cows, survival, and Yoko.

The scars run up and down John Lennon’s torso, unignorable souvenirs of that night nearly 30 years ago when a team of Roosevelt Hospital physicians, led by Dr. Stephan Lynn, […]

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Yoko Ono joyous over reconciliation between John Lennon’s sons Sean and Julian

All you need is love, apparently. Things have never been easy between John Lennon’s two families - especially after the rock legend’s death, when his estate came into dispute. But some of the old wounds have begun to heal. Sean and Julian, Lennon’s sons from his two marriages, have recently reconnected - and Yoko Ono couldn’t be […]

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John Lennon resurrected by Vanity Fair

Imagine there was no shooting … John Lennon would have divorced Yoko Ono in 1983, reckons the Vanity Fair article. Photograph: PA
Vanity Fair has come up with an interesting – although possibly not entirely successful – new angle on the approaching 70th anniversary ofJohn Lennon’s birth. “Lennon at 70!” says the “web exclusive” – we don’t doubt […]

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Fascinating book explores Paul McCartney’s family roots in Liverpool

“The McCartneys: In the Town Where They Were Born” by Kevin Roach (available from Amazon.com andAmazon.co.uk) is a charming look at the history of Paul McCartney and his family’s past.
The 112 page book begins with Paul McCartney’s school days. Page 10 features a photo of Paul with his school mates in the Anglican Church in 1952.
But the […]

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Mersey Beat founder examines John Lennon’s Liverpool roots in new book

As part of the celebration of the Liverpool John Lennon Season, there’s a new book by Bill Harry, founder and editor of the seminal music paper Mersey Beat, called “In My Life: Lennon’s Liverpool,” about John Lennon’s roots.
This book goes back to Lennon’s early life in the city and features personal anecodes from Harry, whose […]

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Lennon’s Birthday Marked With Movies, Reissues, More

The celebrations of what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday will include a documentary on his years in New York and a Yoko Ono concert with Lady Gaga

John Lennon would be turning 70 years old on October 9. At first, Yoko Ono herself didn’t realize the significance of that date. “I don’t think about age […]

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Сентябрь 27, 2010

Beatles manager to be honored with plaque Tuesday in London

A plaque honoring Brian Epstein is to be unveiled by Cilla Black in a ceremony Tuesday morning in London at a building which once housed his NEMs company and the Beatles fan club. Black signed to be managed by Epstein in 1963 and became the only female vocalist he worked with.
The unveiling, to take place […]

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Q to mark John Lennon’s 70th birthday with special covers

Two of four different covers of music magazine to use previously unpublished shots provided by Yoko Ono and David BaileyREAD MORE

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The Beatles in glorious mono, on red vinyl pressed in Japan … welcome to the future of music buying

‘You don’t have the American version, the one with the extra track, from 1971, do you?” asked the burly middle-aged bloke in what might once have been a Rolling Stones T-shirt.

All around him, knowledgeable collectors of vinyl – men of a certain age, generally – were having roughly the same conversation with equally knowledgeable dealers.
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Сентябрь 26, 2010

The legacy of John Lennon

John Lennon on his return from honeymoon with Yoko Ono. Photograph: George Stroud/Getty ImagesNext month, the ex-Beatle would have been 70. Here, one of his confidantes reflects on his enduring importance and how he might have reacted to events since his death – from 9/11 to punk and the advent of TwitterREAD MORE

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