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2009-11-10 00:30:00

Hard Rock Kicks Off "Imagine There's No Hunger" Campaign to Benefit WHY (World Hunger Year) with Exclusive Performance by Artist Ambassadors O.A.R. Yoko Ono Lennon has teamed up with Hard Rock International for Imagine There's No Hunger, a global campaign to benefit WHY - a nonprofit organization that strives to fight against hunger and poverty around the world. Dedicated to its Love All, Serve All motto, 100% of net proceeds from Hard Rock's campaign will directly benefit WHY and...

2009-11-09 05:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1971, John Lennon expressed his vision of hope, peace and a world free of poverty through his powerful song "Imagine". Decades later, his lyrics continue to influence and inspire. Lennon's mission lives on as his wife, artist and musician Yoko Ono Lennon has joined Hard Rock International for IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER, a global campaign to benefit WHY - a nonprofit organization that strives to fight against hunger and poverty around the world....

2009-11-03 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the unifying spirit and 40th anniversary of the Plastic Ono Band's universal anthem, "Give Peace a Chance," Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon have partnered with EMI Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing to donate net proceeds from the sale of a commemorative 40th Anniversary digital single to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). Beginning today, iTunes will exclusively offer the single's special anniversary edition for download...

2009-10-10 18:19:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Julian Lennon was in NYC recently recording with James Scott Cook, a new artist partner of Julian Lennon's new company 'theRevolution'. Initially, Julian was scheduled to sing a few background vocals on one of James' songs titled 'LUCY', but during the recording, and with the news of Lucy Vodden's passing fresh on everyone's minds, Julian suggested that the track be released as a digital charity single, in honor of the memory of Lucy, with proceeds being...

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2009-09-10 09:33:54

British rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney says he hasn't played The Beatles: Rock Band, a new video game featuring his former group's music. The game and a digitally remastered version of the band's song catalog were released this week. I haven't tried it, the Liverpool Echo quoted McCartney as saying of the game. When you go to a demo they play it and I go, 'God, that looks hard.' However, the former Beatles bass player and vocalist admitted he is often wary of new technology. I think you...

2009-08-30 11:28:43

British singer Paul McCartney says the upcoming remastered versions of Beatles songs offer the most true versions of his former band's works. McCartney said the remastered Beatles albums due for release in the United States on Sept. 9 offer very clear recordings of the band's songs thanks to the removal of excess noise, the New York Post reported Sunday. It sounds like it did in the room when (we) recorded it, McCartney said of the remastered recordings. The remastered Beatles albums will be...

2009-08-18 09:40:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, is proud to offer the completely remastered Beatles catalog along with dozens of books commemorating the Fab Four's contribution to music. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO ) "The Beatles told us great stories that are as alive and compelling today as they were in the '60s. They created a generation of...

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2009-07-13 09:20:59

Yoko Ono has joined other prominent people signing a global grassroots petition appealing to the United Nations to declare a Oneness Day, her Web site says. Other famous or influential signers include South African Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spiritual authors Deepak Chopra and Neale Donald Walsch, sportscaster Gary Bailey, Dalai Lama envoy Sonam Tenzin and U.N. adviser Janis Roze, the petition organizer said Monday. Michael Jackson fans also signed the petition in honor of...

2009-06-07 12:26:13

The woman behind the Beatles' hit song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has the auto-immune disease lupus, British singer Julian Lennon says. Lennon, whose late father John was a member of the popular British rock group, said Lucy Vodden, 46, is facing organ breakdown and intense pain as she battles lupus, The Sunday Times of London reported. Vodden, whose maiden name is O'Donnell, earned instant notoriety after being identified as the inspiration for the song from the Beatles album Sergeant...

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...


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