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Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Movie Review, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, George Martin, Jude, Glyn Johns, Apple Corps, Linda McCartney

The Beatles: Get Back Clip: The Fab Four Rock Out On The Roof

We're days away from both Thanksgiving food comas and the premiere of "The Beatles: Get Back" on Disney+. The original docuseries from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy director Peter Jackson is a three-part event that begins on Thursday. It's the perfect excuse to remove yourself from family battles over politics and who's getting turkey skin. Today we have a brand new clip of the famous rooftop performance of the titular song, and it's stunning.Jackson, who's won three Oscars so far, has restore...
Tags: London, Television, Movies, News, Disney, George Harrison, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter Jackson, John She, Michael Lindsay Hogg

The Beatles: Get Back: 10 Things We Learned From Peter Jackson Himself

This Thanksgiving, fans will be able to immerse themselves in something they ought to be incredibly thankful for: Peter Jackson's restored retelling of the Beatles' Get Back sessions in the form of a three-part docuseries on Disney+, aptly titled "The Beatles: Get Back." We've seen the story played out before in the 1970 Michael Lindsay Hogg film "Let It Be," which painted a sober tale of a band at the end of their rope.This time, the footage sheds a completely new light on the group's last sess...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, John Lennon, Disney, Yoko Ono, New Zealand, Paul Mccartney, John, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon

We Must Reclaim Nationalism From the BJP

This is of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. The man who gave us our national anthem, Rabindranath Tagore, once wrote that nationalism was “a great menace.” He went on to say, “It is the particular thing which for years has been at the bottom of India’s troubles.” Not just India’s, but the world’s: In his book The Open Society and its Enemies, published in 1945 as Adolf Hitler was defeated, Karl Popper ripped into nationalism, with all its “appeals to our tribal instincts, ...
Tags: Travel, India, John Lennon, BJP, Yoko Ono, West, Adolf Hitler, Rabindranath Tagore, Tamir, Karl Popper, Nutopia, Times of India The, Yael Tamir

John Lennon Finally Meets & Jams with His Hero, Chuck Berry (1972)

“If you had tried to give rock and roll another name, you would call it Chuck Berry,” says John Lennon by way of introduction to his hero in the clip above from The Mike Douglas Show. The two perform Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee” and “Johnny B. Goode” (with Lennon’s backing band, Elephant’s Memory, and unwelcome discordant backing vocals from Yoko). The moment was a major highlight of Lennon’s post-Beatles’ career. The year was 1972, and Lennon and Yoko Ono had taken over Douglas’ show fo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, California, College, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ronald Reagan, Paul Mccartney, Elvis Presley, John, Keith Richards, Beatles, Mccartney, Lennon, Douglas, PAUL

A Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s New Beatles Documentary Get Back: Watch the New Trailer

In much the same way David Lynch gave us way more Twin Peaks than we’d ever hoped for in 2017, Peter Jackson and the Beatles are giving us nothing like the little seen and quickly shelved Let It Be documentary from 1970, but a full six hours of the final musical works of the Beatles. Premiering on Disney Plus (yes, I know, you gotta pay money to the Mouse) over three days after Thanksgiving, this six-hour series is the big one fans of the various remasters, repackages, and remixes have b...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, US, Yoko Ono, Jackson, David Lynch, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Phil Spector, PAUL, GQ Magazine, KCRW, Abbey Road, Ted Mills, Allen Klein

Beatles: Unheard John Lennon and Yoko Ono interviews sell for £38,000

The interviews covered a wide range of subjects, from The Beatles to the couple's peace protests.
Tags: News, John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Unreleased John Lennon recording sells for £43,000 in Denmark

Song and interview were recorded by Danish schoolboys during Lennon and Yoko Ono’s stay in Thy in 1970A cassette tape recording of an interview by Danish schoolboys with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in which the Beatles star sings a previously unreleased song has been sold at auction in Copenhagen for £43,000.The 33-minute audio track was recorded by four teenagers as part of a report for their school magazine in January 1970, just months before the Beatles announced their breakup. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, World news, Yoko Ono, Culture, Denmark, Copenhagen, Beatles, Lennon

Recording of 'unheard' John Lennon song up for auction

A tape containing an unreleased John Lennon song and interview with the late singer and his wife Yoko Ono, recorded by a group of 16-year-old schooboys in 1970, is up for sale.
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Beatles on the brink: the truth about the Fab Four’s final days

The director’s new documentary weaves together hours of unseen footage to dispel many myths about the band’s final weeks. John Harris, who was involved in the project, tells the inside storyOn paper, the idea looked brilliant. In the opening weeks of January 1969, the Beatles were working up new songs for a televised concert, and being filmed as they did so. Where the event would take place was unclear – but as rehearsals at Twickenham film studios went on, one of their associates came up with t...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, John Lennon, Disney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Libya, Peter Jackson, Music Documentary, Ringo Starr, Mediterranean

Beatles: Unheard John Lennon interview tapes up for auction

The Beatles legend speaks of his musical influences and how wife Yoko Ono changed his life.
Tags: News, John Lennon, Yoko Ono


Springsteen's:    Ono's: Imagine all the people living life in peace.— Yoko Ono ☁️ (@yokoono) September 11, 2021 I don't know what you think of "celebrity 9/11".... It's a matter of taste, but they are trying, with decent enough sincerity. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Anne Bean: ‘People said Yoko Ono ruined the Beatles. I think the Beatles ruined her’

The performance artist on her new 10-hour work, rethinking her distance from feminism, and why she told Malcolm McLaren her avant garde covers band was ‘unmanageable’Anne Bean has been revisiting her past. On 21 August the pioneering performance artist is taking part in a 10-hour “durational live event” as part of PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in the UK. Not only did this require her to look back on five decades of practice – her past work, she tells me, is “intimately linked” to her present ...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Yoko Ono, Culture, Art and design, Paul Mccarthy, Performance art, Derek Jarman, Moody, Malcolm McLaren, Bermondsey, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Andrew Logan, Anne Bean, Kipper Kids

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 5-12

  Mardilan Lee Georgio’s “Happy Hour” is part of “Enraptured by Nature” exhibit, also with art by Sandy Fisher, through Aug. 17 at the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Newhall. (Photo courtesy of Mardilan Lee Georgio)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Aug. 5-12. EVENTS   Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s Parks After Dark: A screening of “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), 8:30 p.m. Aug...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Comedy, Cooking, Events, Food, Higher education, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Watch Yoko Ono's incredible "Cut Piece" performance art from 1964

In Cut Piece (1964), one of Yoko Ono's early performances, she sits alone on a stage with a stoic expression on her face. There is a pair of scissors lying in front of her. The audience was informed that they could use the scissors to cut a small piece of clothing off of her outfit and keep it for themselves. — Read the rest
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 29-Aug. 5

  Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit opens July 31 and runs through Jan. 2, 2022 in Los Angeles. Timed tickets in advance are required. In the photo, visitors check out the experience during a media preview at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)     Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 29-Aug. 5. EVENTS   Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the flame’s long journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics. The cauldron sat atop a peak inspired by Mount Fuji. It’s a sphere that opened like a flower, “to embody vitality and hope,” organizers said. A second cauldron has been placed in Tokyo’s waterfron...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Greece, Mexico, France, China, Russia, John Lennon, Uncategorized, Sport, Ukraine, Yoko Ono, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Ireland

The Latest: Singers perform ‘Imagine’ at Tokyo opening

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ An array of singers, including John Legend and Keith Urban, have performed “Imagine” at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. The song’s inclusion was a nod to the song that John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-wrote 50 years ago. “We’re not the first to say ‘Imagine no countries’ or ‘Give peace a chance,’ but we’re carrying that torch, like the Olympic tor...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Greece, Mexico, France, China, Russia, John Lennon, Uncategorized, Sport, Ukraine, Yoko Ono, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Ireland

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 22-29

  Tran Nguyen’s exhibit “Remedy,” depicting humans and nature living in magical harmony is on display until Aug. 7 at Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Tran Nguyen/Thinkspace Projects) Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 22-29. EVENTS   Canoga-Pop: An art show and sale plus musical entertainment, 5-9 p.m. July 22. Begin the tour at Retro Relics, 21501 Sherman Way (at the corner of Alabama Aven...
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Restaurants Food and Drink, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events, Food, Movies, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

How the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince and more became photographic icons

For Gered Mankowitz, a rock ‘n’ roll photographer in England in the ’60s, it was a constant fight to have the pictures he made of artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Small Faces taken seriously. “It was the packaging, it was something to knock off, it was a glossy to be given to a magazine,” Mankowitz says on a recent video call. “And yet I and dozens of my contemporaries were trying so hard to make the best of it, to try and do something special, stretch the genre, and give...
Tags: Music, Hbo, England, TV, New York, London, California, La, New York City, Samsung, Carl Barat, Sport, Ap, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono

Rock sideman Earl Slick: ‘Bowie had gone levels into insanity’

He played through extreme drug-taking on Bowie’s Station to Station, and with Yoko Ono weeks after Lennon’s death. The guitarist explains why he’s great at backing legends – and terrible at selling timesharesIt’s not surprising that Earl Slick was in the middle of a tour when the first Covid lockdown began. The guitarist is, by his own account, “the biggest roadhog on the planet”, one of rock’s most celebrated sidemen: his association with David Bowie stretched over five decades; he has played w...
Tags: Facebook, Music, UK, New York, London, John Lennon, Walter Matthau, Yoko Ono, Culture, Pop and rock, David Bowie, Lennon, Jack Lemmon, Bowie, Matlock, Carl Perkins

50 years later, Apple+ offers a fresh look at ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’

Think about the year 1971 and some things come immediately to mind: the war in Vietnam. the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and, well, after that, the answers can begin to splinter off into a hundred different directions. Danielle Peck, one of the producers and directors of the docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” knows that the date in the title isn’t an obvious marker in popular music’s journey through the 20th century. But Peck, director-producer Asif Kapadia, and the rest...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Movies, Obama, France, La, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Cnn, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris

Pril: Only One Drop

In Thailand, Pril is an imported dishwashing liquid brand which costs 3-4 times higher than the local brands. Therefore, Pril’s core target consumers in Thailand are expats who are familiar with the brand, and also the high income housewives or homemakers that perceive the brand as high-quality dishwashing liquid which is worth to spend more money on. In order to communicate the unique selling point of Pril which is “The power of one drop against gr...
Tags: John Lennon, Michael Bay, Advertising, Yoko Ono, Thailand

John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: Klaus Voormann on Making the Classic Album and Why a New Boxed Set is Essential

As far as “fifth Beatles” go, Klaus Voormann has forever been at the top of that elite list. Along with being an intimate part of the pre-Fab Four’s Hamburg circle, his trio Paddy, Klaus & Gibson was taken under the wings of Beatles manager Brian Epstein upon Voormann’s arrival to Great Britain. The bassist/graphic artist […]
Tags: News, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Beatles, Hamburg, Phil Spector, Brian Epstein, Klaus Voormann, Voormann, Paddy Klaus Gibson

Want pandemic relaxation? Here’s why spending time in outdoor garden spaces might help

As a CEO for a multimillion dollar company where he spent hours in front of a computer screen, Abhi Arora battled stress and anxiety attacks. He found a remedy and refuge in the serene garden spaces designed by his friend Rishi Kumar. Now, Arora and Kumar started Healing Gardens, a business that lets people rent their own garden spaces AirBnB-style. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more people have been spending time outdoors. But it’s not just exercise that can make us feel better. ...
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Watch wonderful new footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono rehearsing "Give Peace a Chance"

Just a few days before John Lennon and Yoko Ono's historic Bed-In-for Peace in Montreal on May 31, 1969, the couple were chilling out in the Bahamas where this rehearsal was recorded. It's never been seen before. From YouTube: Originally set for New York, the second Bed-In was relocated to the Bahamas after John & Yoko were denied entrance into the U.S. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, New York, News, John Lennon, Peace, Yoko Ono, Montreal, Bahamas, Beatles, Yes, John Yoko, War Is Over If You Want It

Never before seen footage of John and Yoko

A special reissue of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection is coming out on April 23. Here's a new video from the John Lennon YouTube channel for the song "Look At Me," which includes previously unreleased 8mm footage of John and Yoko at home. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, John, Beatles, Yoko, John Lennon YouTube

John Simm meets Tracy-Ann Oberman: 'Without the audience, we’re just shouting in a room'

The actors and old friends talk about how theatre beats TV, the terror of standup – and the joys of making Yoko Ono crack upJohn Simm’s dad encouraged him towards a career on stage; Tracy-Ann Oberman’s parents were horrified by the idea. Both became household names on television – in Life on Mars and EastEnders respectively – but both love the camaraderie and unpredictability of live theatre. Simm’s theatre credits include Hamlet, Macbeth and the Norwegian odd-couple comedy Elling. Oberman is du...
Tags: Television, Drama, Theatre, Yoko Ono, Culture, Television & radio, Stage, Venice, Mars, Hamlet Macbeth, Tracy-Ann Oberman, John Simm, SIMM, Magic Alex, Elling Oberman

"I had to isolate, using Being Famous as an immense excuse for never facing anything. Because I was Famous, therefore I can’t go to the movies."

"I can’t go to the theater. But then sitting in this [Hong Kong hotel] room, taking baths, which I noticed Yoko did, every time I got nervous — I must have had about 40 baths — I’m looking out over the Hong Kong Bay, and there’s something ringing a bell. It’s like, what is it? And then I just got very, very relaxed. And it was like a recognition: this is me! This relaxed person is me!.... I rediscovered [in Hong Kong], the feeling I used to have as a youngster, walking in the mountains of Scotla...
Tags: Psychology, Hong Kong, Music, Law, Scotland, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, John, Richard, Beatles, Lennon, Solitude, Jerry Lee Lewis, Yoko, Ann Althouse, Hong Kong Bay

Happy birthday, Yoko Ono: Her career, life with John Lennon and beyond

Happy birthday, Yoko Ono! The widow of John Lennon turns 88 on Feb. 18, 2021. To celebrate, we're looking back at her life with Lennon and beyond.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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