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Paul McCartney on Lennon's Death: 'It Was Just So Horrific'

December 8, 2014

During a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Paul McCartney recounted how he found out about the death of John Lennon. The Beatle was murdered outside of his New York City apartment 34 years ago today. "I was at home, and I got a phone call,"...

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UNICEF Launches John Lennon–Inspired #IMAGINE Campaign

November 21, 2014

UNICEF has launched a new campaign, #IMAGINE, to draw attention to the challenges children face around the world and help raise money for the organization. Yoko Ono,  Hugh Jackman and ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus presented it to the UN...

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Parts of John Lennon's Guitar Could Fetch $63,000 at Auction

November 10, 2014

The pick guard and machine heads from John Lennon's 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri guitar are going to auction in London on November 23rd, and auctioneer Tracks believes the musical miscellany will fetch as much as £40,000 (a little more than US $63,000)....

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Debbie Harry Headlines 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute

October 9, 2014

Debbie Harry, David Johansen, the B-52s' Kate Pierson, Ben E. King and many more will be on hand for the Theatre Within's 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute, which will take place at New York's Symphony Space on Friday, December 5th. Joan Osborne, Marshall...

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John Lennon Catalog Arrives on Spotify

October 7, 2014

All of the studio albums that John Lennon released between 1970 and 1984, including Plastic Ono Band, Imagine and Mind Games, are now available for streaming on Spotify alongside three Lennon comps that came out in 2010. Power to the People collects Lennon's...

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John Lennon Manuscripts Sell for $2.9 Million at Auction

June 4, 2014

UPDATE: More than 100 John Lennon manuscripts sold for a collective $2.9 million, more than double the pre-sale estimate, at Sotheby's, according to New York Times. John Lennon's original poetry and drawings for his mid-Sixties books In His Own Write...

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Dentist Wants to Clone John Lennon, Raise as Son

April 10, 2014

Canadian dentist Dr. Michael Zuk has previously said that he wants to clone John Lennon from a molar he bought at auction by figuring out how to "fully sequence" Lennon's DNA. Now he claims he has a plan on how to rear the bogus Beatle, according to NME. The...

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John Lennon Drawings and Manuscripts Going Up for Auction

March 24, 2014

A huge trove of John Lennon's writings and drawings is coming up for auction in New York City this summer, offering a renewed look at the former Beatle's lesser known comic literary side. According to Sotheby's, the 89-lot collection titled "You...

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How Jimi Hendrix Got His Own Postage Stamp

March 14, 2014

The pastel, psychedelic portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in his military jacket and scarf that graces the latest installment of the United States Postal Service's Music Icons series of Forever stamps has long been in the making. The guitar idol's sister, Janie,...

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Hear Unearthed John Lennon Interviews

February 7, 2014

In 1968, Maurice Hindle, a college student at Keele University in England, wrote a letter to a Beatles fanzine requesting an interview with John Lennon. Remarkably, Hindle's letter was answered by Lennon himself, who invited the student and others to...

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Handwritten John Lennon Letter Sells For $28,000 at Auction

October 25, 2014

A letter John Lennon wrote to New York-based television host Joe Franklin sold for more than $28,000 Thursday night at the Boston-based RR Auction. In the letter, written on Apple Records stationary in 1971 right after Yoko Ono released her...

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John Lennon's 'Paperback Writer' Guitar Going to Auction

October 7, 2014

John Lennon's Gretsch 6120 guitar, the instrument the rock legend used when recording the Beatles' 1966 classic "Paperback Writer," will hit the auction block next month. TracksAuction, which will conduct the sale of the Grestch, calls it "the most significant...

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Eddie Vedder Plays 'Imagine' at Concert, Reinforces Anti-War Stance

July 21, 2014

UPDATE: Vedder's cover of "Imagine" is now available on iTunes, with proceeds from sales going to Heartbeat.fm, an organization that helps young Israeli and Palestinian musicians work together. Over the past week, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie...

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'A Hard Day's Night' Reborn: Behind the Film's Restoration

July 3, 2014

"If you listen closely...there, right there. Did you hear that?" Ryan Hullings moves his mouse back to the play button and clicks, and the single most recognizable opening chord ever — a modified F chord, played against a Gsus4 and a D bass note...

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Watch John Lennon and Yoko Ono Talk Love

April 22, 2014

"When I was singing about 'all you need is love,' I was singing about something I hadn't experienced," John Lennon said in a revealing interview animated by PBS' Blank on Blank series. "I'd experienced love for people in gusts, and love for things,...

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Kurt Cobain, John Lennon in Dutch Beer Ad

March 25, 2014

Dutch brewing company Bavaria has an egregious new ad out for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler, that'll leave you more dumbfounded than a bunch of Clydesdales debating those twins. The spot posits the idea that Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur,...

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John Lennon's 'Pee Letter' Up for Auction

March 20, 2014

A letter that John Lennon wrote to producer Phil Spector blaming Who drummer Keith Moon and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson for urinating on a recording console in the Seventies is going up for auction, via auctioneer Cooper Owen. Dubbed by Lennon "A...

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Lennon, Hendrix Stamps Planned

February 21, 2014

Philatelists rejoice: The U.S. Postal Service will unravel several lines of celebrity-adorned stamps over the next two years, with subjects ranging from Apple founder Steve Jobs to gay rights activist Harvey Milk. It will also be offering numerous music-related...

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Beatles' Autographed Wall from 'Ed Sullivan Show' Headed to Auction

February 6, 2014

A chunk of backdrop wall from the Ed Sullivan Theater signed by the Beatles during their famous debut on The Ed Sullivan Show will go to auction in New York City this April, the Associated Press reports. Autographed, from top to bottom, by Ringo Starr,...

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