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2010-12-14 04:30:00

BRANSON, Mo., December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lennon Sisters, who made their first appearance on The Lawrence Welk Christmas Show for ABC TV in 1955, will celebrate their 55th Anniversary this year. From that very first night on television, America was captivated by the sweet harmonies of sixteen-year-old Dianne (Dee Dee), fourteen-year-old Peggy, twelve-year-old Kathy, and nine-year-old Janet Lennon, dubbing them "America's Sweethearts of Song." (Photo:...

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2010-11-24 05:30:00

Billboard announced on Tuesday that the Beatles have already sold over 450,000 albums and more than two million individual songs in the week since their music appeared on Apple's iTunes. Billboard said the best-selling album in the U.S. was "Abbey Road" and the best-selling song was "Here Comes the Sun." "Here Comes the Sun" was number 54 on the iTunes list of the top 100 best-selling singles on Tuesday followed by "Let it Be" at number 60, "In My Life" at number 74, "Come Together" at...

2010-11-11 18:50:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark John Lennon's 70th birthday as well as the 30th anniversary of his assassination, the organization Peacebeliever will release a new version of his classic "Give Peace A Chance" to raise money for their foundation. The single will be available for purchase on both www.peacebeliever.com and iTunes. The project involves more than 20 musicians and more than 100 children around the world on this updated version of the song, which adds a new...

2010-11-01 11:05:00

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the 70th birthday of a true creative genius -- legendary musician and songwriter John Lennon -- Steinway & Sons has introduced the Imagine Series Limited Edition piano. The Imagine Series Limited Edition is modeled after the white Steinway grand piano that John Lennon presented to Yoko Ono on her birthday in 1971, which is still at their famous Manhattan residence - the Dakota. The music desk of each piano...

2010-10-18 06:47:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with industry legend Dave Sholin and Premiere Radio Networks, Krantz Media Group will syndicate a two-hour radio special and vignettes centering on John Lennon's last-radio interview, recorded at the Dakota in New York City, only hours before Lennon's death on December 8, 1980. The original team that conducted the interview (Dave Sholin, Laurie Kaye, Ron Hummel and Bert Keane) come together 30 years later to re-create this historic event....

2010-10-08 11:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the worldwide release of eight remastered John Lennon studio albums and several new collections on October 5 (October 4 internationally), Yoko Ono and EMI Music have partnered with YouTube for exciting global tributes honoring the music legend on the occasion of his 70th birthday (October 9). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101008/LA78856) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101008/LA78856) YouTube will honor...

2010-10-07 14:08:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, October 9 marks the 70th anniversary of music legend and peace activist, John Lennon's birth. Celebrations are being held around the world to commemorate this occasion, including the unveiling of the much anticipated Peace Monument, in Lennon's hometown of Liverpool, England. Saturday is not the only special day in Beatles history. 2010 is a huge year for Beatles fans: It's been 50 years since the band was formed, 40 years since they split up, 70...

2010-10-06 13:26:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC) is celebrating the anniversary of John Lennon's 70th Birthday on October 9, 2010, with a special tribute contest. The JLSC is currently accepting submissions from all music genres for songs inspired by John's visions of peace, love, political activism and free expression. One winner and two runners up will be selected by Yoko Ono and announced on November 15, 2010. Entries will be judged on originality, melody,...

2010-10-05 13:02:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International is joining with Yoko Ono and Ozzy Osbourne in shining a light on the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon with a special new recording of the iconic Lennon song "How?" to be released on iTunes on Tuesday, October 5. All U.S. proceeds will benefit Amnesty International, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization. The recording will be available worldwide as a digital download exclusively on iTunes. The...

2010-09-20 06:07:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Like virtually every other young person in the United States who came of age during the 1960s, David Lanz was enamored of the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Age 13 and already an accomplished pianist when he first saw the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, the young man from Seattle soon knew what he wanted to do with his life: play music professionally. Now, with more than four decades of experience behind him, David Lanz is finally paying...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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