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 sure what exactly I was expecting from a song about the cosmos, but the only way I can think to describe the end result is warm and calming. I kind of love it.
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 on private sessions irked Paul. But time, he says, has allowed him to let go of his grudge and heal. He mused:
“If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid.” Keep reading »
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. Keep reading »
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 Sean being biracial, and even her experience of widowhood, telling Esquire, “I started to see what a test it is to be a widow in this society.” After the jump, five things from her Esquire interview that you may not know about Yoko Ono. Keep reading »
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 years, until now. After the jump, some of the best quotes from John Lennon’s final interview—haunting, prolific, and inspiring. Keep reading »