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Paul McCartney says he and Yoko Ono are friendly now

Paul McCartney says he and Yoko Ono are friendly now

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney says he and Yoko Ono are now on friendly terms after decades of tension.
Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, having earned more than $160 million in the past year.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
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John Lennon's Hollywood Walk of Fame star defaced

John Lennon's Hollywood Walk of Fame star defaced

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Vandals defaced John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, days before what would have been the late music icon's 73rd birthday, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Canadian dentist hoping to clone John Lennon from tooth

Canadian dentist hoping to clone John Lennon from tooth

RED DEER, Alberta, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- An Alberta dentist said he is hoping to use a tooth he purchased for about $30,000 last year to create a clone of rock 'n' roll icon John Lennon.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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Sam Taylor-Johnson to direct 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film

Sam Taylor-Johnson to direct 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson says she has been hired to adapt the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" for the big screen.
Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- A rare VOX guitar played by Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison was sold for $408,000 in New York, Julien's Auctions said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
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Ono tweets photo of bloody Lennon specs with anti-gun message

Ono tweets photo of bloody Lennon specs with anti-gun message

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Artist-activist Yoko Ono has tweeted a photo of the glasses her husband, music icon John Lennon, was wearing when he was shot and killed in New York in 1980.

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Beatles collaborator Sheridan dead at 72 ... David Axelrod named NBC political analyst ... McCready didn't want to leave dog alone ... Prince Michael Jackson joins 'ET' staff ... News from United Press International.
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John Lennon
WAX2000120800 - 08 DECEMBER 2000 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono listen in on the Watergate hearings on Capitol Hill in this 1973 file photo. Today is the 20th anniversary of John Lennon's murder who was shot dead in New York by Mark David Chapman December 8, 2000. cc/FILE PHOTO UPI ..
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John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.

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