1. Yoko Ono: John Lennon Fans 'Are Keeping Him Alive with Their Love'

    December 08, 2010 3:05 PM EST On the eve of the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, Yoko Ono said fans are keeping her late husband "alive with their love" in a moving message posted on her website, ImaginePeace.com . "This year would have been the 70th birthday year for John if only he was here,…

  2. John Lennon Celebrated at New York's Strawberry Fields

    December 08, 2010 10:20 AM EST J ohn Lennon 's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's murder…

  3. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWO TO 1 Hey Gary…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey May Soon Announce Pregnancy, LimeWire Shut Down

    October 27, 2010 6:15 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mariah Carey Coming Clean About Pregnancy? Mariah Carey may end her silence about her widely rumored pregnancy as early as tomorrow. The singer is reportedly making an announcement tomorrow on the "Today"…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: John Lennon, Taylor Swift, 'Glee'

    October 14, 2010 7:36 PM EDT LENNON LEGEND: Capitol Records' celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday Oct. 9 brings the party to both the Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Eight of Lennon's classic solo albums were remastered and reissued last week (Oct. 5), while a new…

  6. Documentary Screening Draws Lennon Fans to Central Park

    October 12, 2010 5:34 PM EDT J ohn Lennon's 70th birthday may have come and gone with quite the hullabaloo, but a rumored 20,000 New Yorkers spent the day celebrating the musician's legacy at Central Park. With a little help from the city of New York, Lennon fans enjoyed a free screening of the new American…

  7. POTW: Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, Nick Jonas, Paul McCartney

    October 08, 2010 2:17 PM EDT Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono shared a hug, Nick Jonas went on a health kick with Michelle Obama, Sir Paul McCartney snapped a pic with his mobile device, Rihanna hit the racks, Adam Lambert planted one on a friend, Kanye West and model Selita Ebanks held hands, Drake and Trey Songz smiled for the…

  8. Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga Perform Together for Plastic Ono Band Tribute

    October 04, 2010 3:55 PM EDT Beatlemania is even more rampant than usual this week with John Lennon 's 70th birthday looming on Saturday. Yoko Ono amplified anticipation this weekend when she headlined "We Are Plastic Ono Band" tribute shows Oct. 1-2 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, sharing the…

  9. Yoko Ono Reflects On 'Giving Energy' to Lennon's Fans

    October 04, 2010 4:20 AM EDT Time has been good to Yoko Ono . Once derided by fans as a divisive force in the Beatles universe, Ono is now the trusted guardian and quality control overseer of her late husband John Lennon 's legacy -- all while maintaining her own career as a vital musical and visual artist and peace…

  10. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  11. The Expansive John Lennon Reissue Campaign

    October 01, 2010 3:35 PM EDT The "Gimme Some Truth" catalog campaign from EMI Music is the centerpiece of the music company's commemoration of what would've been John Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9. Overseen by Yoko Ono , the campaign will include remastered and repackaged recordings to be…

  12. Lennon Documentary Traces Ex-Beatle's New York Years

    September 28, 2010 4:43 PM EDT So much has been told about the Beatles that director Michael Epstein knew he needed to say something different in his documentary of John Lennon , which premiered this past weekend at the New York Film Festival. The film, "LENNONYC," recounts the ex-Beatle's decade in the…

  13. Iconic John Lennon/Yoko Ono Photo Up For Auction

    September 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT A photo that Annie Leibovitz took of John Lennon shortly before he was killed is going up for auction in New York City. The photo was taken in December 1980 for Rolling Stone magazine. It shows Ono and her husband embracing while reclining. It is not the famous photo on the cover featuring a…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: the Beatles, Eminem, Willow Smith

    September 16, 2010 6:55 PM EDT THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO: Ahead of multiple benefit concerts planned in honor of the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon , including tribute shows from New York to Los Angeles , the late legend and his widow Yoko Ono each occupy Billboard chart summits this week. The Beatles bow…

  15. POTW: Jessica Simpson, Kevin Jonas, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus

    September 10, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Jessica Simpson strutted on the catwalk, Kevin Jonas got his "good samaritan" on, Taylor Swift posed with hunky football players, Miley Cyrus took a stroll with brother Braison, Ashley Tisdale attended Fashion's Night Out, Fantasia hit the "106 & Park" stage, Lady…

  16. Yoko Ono's 'Das Gift' Exhibit Seeks Healing Amid Violence

    September 10, 2010 11:50 AM EDT At the center of Yoko Ono's new installation is a perfectly round bullet hole shot through a large pane of glass that John Lennon's widow says challenges viewers to confront "incredible violence and abuse" in the world today. Titled "Das Gift" - a play on the…

  17. Update: John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again

    September 07, 2010 4:40 PM EDT J ohn Lennon's killer was again denied parole in New York, nearly 30 years after gunning down the ex-Beatle outside the musician's New York City apartment building. A parole board decided not to release Mark David Chapman after interviewing him Tuesday by teleconference at Attica…

  18. Lady Gaga to Perform with Yoko at Plastic Ono Band Concert

    September 01, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Following her celebrity-filled "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music earlier this year, Yoko Ono has announced the special guests -- including Lady Gaga -- to be featured at her performances at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Oct. 1-2. Along with…

  19. Yoko Ono Plans Iceland Ceremony for Lennon's Birthday

    August 26, 2010 5:15 PM EDT In remembrance of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday, Yoko Ono is planning a series of peace-promoting events in Iceland on Oct. 9. Ono will continue the annual tradition of lighting the Imagine Peace Tower, which will be followed by the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band playing a…

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both lists with albums and accompanying singles…

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