And in the end: A fan's notes on Peter Jackson's Beatles doc
Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary “Get Back” runs for nearly eight hours and the only real criticism you can make is that it doesn't last longer. For the Beatles fanatic, and we are a vast and obsessive community, every moment offers some kind of revelation or random pleasure, along with glimpses of what was to come and what might have been. It's the most in-depth look we've ever had of the Beatles at a given moment, but should not be mistaken for more than a given moment.news.yahoo.com
Ask Amy: Adopted reader shares disappointment, dashed expectations that finding birth family can bring
I’ve been reading letters from readers of yours who, when they find their birth family, are extremely disappointed with the experience. It seems as if they expect their birth family to welcome them into the fold as if they were always there. The real Yoko Ono is now 88. Forgive me if I am over-analyzing this unintentional slip, but to new generations of feminist rockers, Yoko Ono is their favorite Beatle! – Tom in New OrleansDear Tom: I supplied those substitute names in the letter about four friends, and I take responsibility for replaying a very tired trope about Yoko Ono.mlive.com
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death
Photos, flowers, and candles have been left at Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to remember John Lennon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The rock star and former Beatle was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by a fan on Dec. 8, 1980. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building. It was Dec. 8, 1980, when the world-famous musician was with his wife, Yoko Ono, and was shot by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him," Ono said, referring to Lennon's two sons.
Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online
FILE - A couple look at the "Lennon Wall" with a face mask attached to the image of John Lennon, in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 6, 2020. Like so many other events in the year of coronavirus, an annual tribute to John Lennon held in its adopted city of New York will go online. The five-hour event will be streamed for free on Lennon's birthday, October 9, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time on the LennonTribute.org website. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)NEW YORK – Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York on his Oct. 9 birthday has been forced online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Raiola and other friends began their informal tribute to Lennon in 1981, less than a year after the former Beatle was shot to death.
Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty
Chapman said he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for the despicable act. (New York State Department of Corrections via AP, File)ALBANY, N.Y. – The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable” act. As in previous parole board hearings, the now 65-year-old inmate expressed remorse for gunning down the former Beatle outside the musician's Manhattan apartment building. At the time I deserved the death penalty. When you knowingly plot someone’s murder and know it’s wrong and you do it for yourself, that’s a death penalty right there, in my opinion,” he said.
John Lennon bus initiative targets musical kids
John Lennon bus initiative targets musical kids Founded by Yoko Ono and musician Brian Rothschild, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus gives school children with musical aspirations the gift of a lifetime: The chance to record music and shoot a video in a state-of-the-art studio. Jim Axelrod reports.cbsnews.com
10/20: Potentially deadly airbag recall reaches millions; John Lennon bus initiative targets musical kids
10/20: Potentially deadly airbag recall reaches millions; John Lennon bus initiative targets musical kids The owners of nearly five million vehicles with a potentially deadly airbag defect are being urged to bring them in for repairs. So far, more than 11 million vehicles worldwide have been recalled; and, Founded by Yoko Ono and musician Brian Rothschild, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus gives school children with musical aspirations the gift of a lifetime: The chance to record music and shoot a video in a state-of-the-art studio.cbsnews.com