John Lennon

  1. Beatles 1966 Press Conference Tapes For Auction In L.A.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The only known audio recording of a 1966 Beatles press conference, in which John Lennon is grilled about saying the band was more popular than Jesus, is expected to sell for about $20,000 at auction in June. Auction house Bonhams & Butterfield ...

  2. Lennon's 'Day In The Life' Lyrics Up For Auction

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life," considered one of the Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," will go on sale in New York in June. Sotheby ...

  3. BBC Beatles Doc Uncovers New Outtakes

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to broadcast never-before-aired outtakes and conversations from the Beatles' final Abbey Road recording sessions as part of a weeklong tribute to the band to be aired on terrestrial Web BBC2 and arts channel BBC4 in September. Narr ...

  4. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a ...

  5. Jackson Dominates iTunes, Amazon, Twitter

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson has had an immediate impact on his sales. Five of the top ten "trending topics" on Twitter are currently Jackson-related and his death dominates Google trends. The singer dominates the U.S. iTunes store' ...

  6. Beatles Day Returns

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of last year's inaugural event, Beatles Day - a 24-hour celebration of the Fab Four set in their home city of Liverpool - will once again take place on July 10. The event was officially launched in Liverpool today (May 1 ...

  7. Publishers Quarterly: EMI Makes Lyrics A Big Business

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The apparel company Lyric Culture has its offices in a three-story house in West Hollywood, just stumbling distance from famous Sunset Strip music haunts like the Whisky a Go Go and the KeyClub. The location is a little trendy and a whole lot rock ...

  8. Lennon In TV Ad 28 Years After His Death

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Imagine, John Lennon makes a television commercial for charity -- 28 years after his death. Through the use of digital technology, the former Beatle urges people across the United States to support a campaign by "One Laptop per Child" to ...

  9. McCartney Hopes To Release Beatles Track

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney says it's time an experimental Beatles track saw the light of day. McCartney says he wants to release "Carnival of Light," a 14-minute experimental track the Fab Four recorded in 1967 but never released. The band play ...

  10. John Lennon Biopic To Focus On Rise To Fame

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with "Nowhere Boy," a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood. Produced by U.K. shingle Ecosse Films and with a script from "Control" screenwriter Matt ...

  11. George Martin Reflects On 'Sgt. Pepper' In L.A.

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday at Los Angeles' Bovard Auditorium. The ...

  12. Lennon Heirs Sue 'Expelled' Filmmakers Over 'Imagine'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's sons and widow, Yoko Ono, are suing the filmmakers of "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" for using the song "Imagine" in the documentary without permission. Ono, her son Sean Ono Lennon, and Julian Lennon, J ...

  13. Lennon Catalog Hits iTunes

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Let the speculation resume about when the full Beatles catalog is coming to iTunes. For the first time, 16 of John Lennon's solo albums and exclusive videos from EMI Music made their digital debut on the service today. Like all other EMI trac ...

  14. Primary Wave Lands Lennon Share

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a significant share of Julian Lennon's economic interest in the Beatles songs co-written by his father, John Lennon. The share comes from the so-called writer's share of the songs rather than an ...

  15. GLOBAL PULSE: LENNON COVER MARKS TOKIO HOTEL'S YEAR ON CHARTS

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST German teenage pop-rock band Tokio Hotel has joined the select group of acts donating recordings of John Lennon songs to human rights organization Amnesty International's Web site Make Some Noise (amn German teenage pop-rock band Tokio Hotel ...

  16. Ono Sues Capitol Over Lennon Royalties

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Files $10 million lawsuit. John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against her late husband's old record company accusing them of cheating his estate out of his royalties. In a three-page lawsuit filed in Manhattan ...

  17. A&R Exec John Kalodner To Retire

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A&R executive John Kalodner is retiring after 35 years in the music business, effective June 20. Kalodner's tenure spanned posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia and, most recently, Sanctuary. A&R executive John Kalodner is retiring ...

  18. Lennon, Peel Favorite Ivor Cutler Dies

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cult Scottish singer/songwriter, poet, author and broadcaster Ivor Cutler died March 3 aged 83. Cult Scottish singer/songwriter, poet, author and broadcaster Ivor Cutler died March 3 aged 83. One of the United Kingdom's most idiosyncratic tal ...

  19. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the ...

  20. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the ...

  21. Oasis Grabs Two Q Awards

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono picks up Special Award for Lennon. Oasis clinched two of the top prizes at this year's Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 10) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, picking up best album for “Don't Believe the Truth” (Big Brother) and th ...

  22. Quarrymen Member Eric Griffiths Dies At 64

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Griffiths, a member of the schoolboy band that evolved into the Beatles, has died at the age of 64, his bandmates said. Eric Griffiths, a member of the schoolboy band that evolved into the Beatles, has died at the age of 64, his bandmates sai ...

  23. The Beat

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The release of "Acoustic" and the reissue of "Rock 'N' Roll" show two sides of John Lennon. Read Melinda Newman's column. The release of "Acoustic" and the reissue of "Rock 'N' Roll" ...

  24. The Beat

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The release of "Acoustic" and the reissue of "Rock 'N' Roll" show two sides of John Lennon. Read Melinda Newman's column. The release of "Acoustic" and the reissue of "Rock 'N' Roll" ...

  25. Gibson Marks Lennon's B'day With Auction, Exhibits

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gibson Guitar has launched several programs honoring John Lennon, whose 64th birthday would have been tomorrow (Oct. 9). Gibson Guitar has launched several programs honoring John Lennon, whose 64th birthday would have been tomorrow (Oct. 9). Gibso ...

  26. Judge Orders FBI To Release Lennon Files

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The FBI must turn over the remaining secret files on John Lennon to a professor who has waged a more than 20-year legal battle to get the documents, a judge ruled. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The FBI must turn over the remaining secret files on John Lenno ...

  27. Altnet In AIDS Benefit Pact

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Altnet -- the commercial download service that runs on top of peer-to-peer networks, including KaZaA and Grokster -- is selling tracks from John Lennon, Paul Simon, Britney Spears and others thanks to Altnet -- the commercial download service that ...

  28. Altnet In AIDS Benefit Pact

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Altnet -- the commercial download service that runs on top of peer-to-peer networks, including KaZaA and Grokster -- is selling tracks from John Lennon, Paul Simon, Britney Spears and others thanks to Altnet -- the commercial download service that ...

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