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2009-05-31 12:17:57

Residents of Hamburg say the German city is attempting to fight a decline in tourism by embracing its famed former residents: the Beatles. Hamburg resident Horst Fascher said when the famed British band lived in Hamburg in 1960, they made quite an impression, The Times of London reported Saturday. They were like five wild animals in those days, Fascher said. They didn't really know how to live away from home -- they didn't know how to go out to a restaurant or wash their clothes. To honor the...

2009-05-17 18:56:50

Hundreds of Britons gathered at Liverpool Cathedral this weekend to hear John Lennon's anti-religion anthem Imagine played on its bells, observers said. Local Anglican Church leaders told The Mail on Sunday they carefully considered an artist's request to use its church bells -- the highest and heaviest ringing peal bells in the world -- to play the late former Beatle's 1971 work, which he once described as anti-religious, anti-conventional and anti-capitalistic. They reportedly decided...

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2009-05-12 14:54:40

The clothes music icon John Lennon was wearing the day he was gunned down in 1980 are to go on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York. The BBC said Lennon's widow helped create the exhibit called John Lennon: The New York Years, which also feature's the late British musician's guitars, trademark wire-rimmed spectacles, a New York City T-shirt he wore in a widely circulated portrait and a piano from the Manhattan apartment he shared with Yoko Ono. Ono admitted it was...

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2009-05-08 14:44:49

The late musician, singer and songwriter George Harrison's handwritten lyrics to an unpublished song have gone on permanent display at the British Library. The Times of London said Harrison penned the eight-line work of 67 words while he was still a member of The Beatles. If he wrote music to go with it, its whereabouts are unknown. The song, estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars and authenticated by both Harrison's ex-wife and his widow, was rediscovered by Beatles' biographer...

2009-04-28 09:22:00

Rare, Original and Never-Before-Seen Artifacts of John Lennon on Display to Public In True Rock and Roll Style the Annex Extends to Late Hours, Seven Days a Week "I have a love of this country. Two thousand years ago, we would all have wanted to live in Rome...and now this [NYC] is Rome. This is where the action is." ~John Lennon NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC is proud to present JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS, which opens May 12, 2009....

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2009-04-15 09:51:25

Paul McCartney and Tom Hanks attended the dedication ceremony for the late British musician George Harrison's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harrison's wife Olivia and son Dhani also turned out for Tuesday's event as did U.S. rock 'n' roll singer Tom Petty, British comedian Eric Idle and hundreds of fans. Harrison, who had been a member of the Beatles along with McCartney, died of lung cancer in 2001. He was 58. The BBC quoted Idle as describing Harrison as a remarkable person with a...

2009-04-13 10:36:00

NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC is honored to present JOHN LENNON: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS to open in May 2009. This extraordinary exhibit presents exclusive artifacts from the life and work of John Lennon - a true legend of music and one of the greatest artists and activists of the twentieth century. The exhibit will feature never-before-seen items that uniquely commemorate Lennon's life in New York City. (Photo:...

2009-04-03 09:46:33

The Montreal hotel suite where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged an eight-day in-bed protest for peace 40 years ago can now be booked for $599. The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel and the city of Montreal have announced plans to commemorate John and Yoko's 1969 stay that ended with the release of the song Give Peace a Chance, USA Today reported Friday. The couple remained in bed from May 26 to June 2, 1969 talking to 150 journalists and eating cold fried rice and broiled halibut. To commemorate...

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2009-02-27 14:36:24

Officials at England's Liverpool Cathedral Friday said the church's bells will play the late John Lennon's Imagine for the North West's Futuresonic festival. The Liverpool Daily Post quoted cathedral leaders as saying they took into consideration the song's lyrics, Imagine there's no heaven and no religion, too, but also noting they hope the bells performance would inspire those who hear it in May. Lennon, a Liverpool native and former member of The Beatles, once described his signature...

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2009-02-25 18:53:58

Organizers of the Venice (Italy) Biennale say they plan to bestow a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement to Japanese-born artist Yoko Ono. U.S. conceptual artist John Baldessari is also slated to be honored with a similar prize at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, known as the Venice Biennale, ANSA said. ''These Golden Lion career awards celebrate two artists whose avant-garde work has opened new possibilities of poetic, conceptual and social expression for artists all over the...


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