Posts tagged "john lennon"

Paul McCartney Reflects On The Anniversary Of John Lennon’s Death

"I was at home and I got a phone call, it was early in the morning...it was just so horrific, you couldn't take it in...Just for days, you couldn't think he was gone. It was just a huge shock and I had to tell Linda [Paul's late wife] and the kids. It was very difficult.

By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2014

This Space-Inspired John Lennon Cover Is Totally Dreamy

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20th, German singer Louise Gold put together a space-inspired cover of John Lennon's "Oh My Love." She used the sounds of Neil Armstrong's heartbeat while walking on the moon's surface for the rhythm and the elliptical orbit of Venus for the orchestration. I'm not…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

Aww, Yoko And Paul McCartney Are Friends Again (Sort Of)

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney says he gets along just fine with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, despite the all the past resentment that seemed to have boiled between them. Back when the Beatles were starting to deteriorate, Yoko's tendency for hanging out in their recording studio and sitting in o…

By: Claire Hannum / November 2, 2013

This Dentist Is Hard At Work Trying Clone John Lennon From A Tooth

If all goes according to dentist Michael Zuk's plan, John Lennon will soon be alive again and making chart-topping albums. Zuk has made it his life's ambition to clone Lennon from a tooth that the late rock star left to his housekeeper in 1960's. Oh wait, it just gets weirder.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2013

Paul McCartney: Yoko Didn’t Break Up The Beatles, Really

““She certainly didn’t break the group up. I don’t think you can blame her for anything. ... When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of things,” he continued. “She showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for Joh…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 18, 2013

Yoko Ono Opens Up About John Lennon’s Death

Thirty years ago on December 8, John Lennon was killed outside his home in New York City. In the January 2011 issue of Esquire — the "Meaning of Life" issue — Yoko Ono, his widower, reveals what she's learned since his murder. She opens up about John's "negativity," her friend Jackie O, her son Sea…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2010

The Lost Quotes Of John Lennon

In honor of the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, Rolling Stone has released his final interview, which took place just a few days before he was murdered on December 8, 1980. The interviewer, Jonathan Cott, never transcribed the tapes in the wake of John Lennon's murder, and they remained in his closet for 30…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 9, 2010

Yoko Ono Will Write Her Memoir Before 2015

The thing I remember most about my lame boyfriend from sophomore year of college was his seething hatred of Yoko Ono. According to my ex, the Beatles were the most brilliant band in the world and they only broke up because some hussy brainwashed John Lennon. I just ignored that quirk in his personality at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2010

The Best Film No One Knows About Yet

I spent my Christmas vacation in Dublin. After too much Guinness and too many hurricane-like rainstorms, my friends and I decided to duck into the Irish Film Institute to get warm and dry. It turned out to be a fantastic decision. Right as we slogged in, the film “Nowhere Boy” was about to begin. We…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2010