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Yoko Ono donates $55K to storm victims

Yoko Ono donates $55K to storm victims

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Artist and singer Yoko Ono has donated about $55,000 to aid victims of last September's Tropical Storm Ondoy, the Philippine Embassy in Japan said.
Eccleston to play Lennon in TV movie

Eccleston to play Lennon in TV movie

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Christopher Eccleston will portray slain British rock 'n' roll star John Lennon in an upcoming television movie, the BBC announced.
Ono, Lennons give 'Peace' $ to charity

Ono, Lennons give 'Peace' $ to charity

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon are partnering with EMI Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing on a charity venture, the parties announced.
Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. activist and presidential candidate Ralph Nader says his novel about a group of super-wealthy liberals saving the country is a work of utopian fantasy.
Yoko Ono signs U.N. Oneness Day petition

Yoko Ono signs U.N. Oneness Day petition

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- 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.
Yoko Ono to get Golden Lion Award

Yoko Ono to get Golden Lion Award

VENICE, Italy, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Venice (Italy) Biennale say they plan to bestow a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement to Japanese-born artist Yoko Ono.
Drunk Lennon tape sells for $30K

Drunk Lennon tape sells for $30K

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A 1973 cassette tape, featuring audio of an intoxicated John Lennon singing "Just Because," has been sold for $30,000 at an auction in Los Angeles.

Book: Lennon was cruel and jealous lover

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Slain British singer John Lennon was often malicious to and jealous of his lovers, a new biographical book alleges.

'Expelled' claims withdrawn by plaintiffs

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- EMI Records and artist Yoko Ono have both withdrawn claims of copyright infringement against the U.S. movie "Expelled," a producer says.
Sean Lennon: My dad had a temper

Sean Lennon: My dad had a temper

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. musician and singer Sean Lennon alleges in the new biography "John Lennon: The Life" that his late peace icon dad had a temper.
'Give Peace' lyrics could sell for $600K

'Give Peace' lyrics could sell for $600K

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the song "Give Peace a Chance" reportedly could sell for up to $600,000 in London next month, Christie's auction house said.
Judge says 'Imagine' can stay in film

Judge says 'Imagine' can stay in film

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that John Lennon's anthem "Imagine" may stay in a film, despite protests from the late singer's wife.
Yoko copyright infringement suit dismissed

Yoko copyright infringement suit dismissed

BOSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel has dismissed the claim of a Massachusetts company that accused singer John Lennon's widow of copyright infringement.
Woman selling hand-written Lennon lyrics

Woman selling hand-written Lennon lyrics

LONDON, May 14 (UPI) -- A former friend of late British rock 'n' roll icon John Lennon said she is selling his handwritten lyrics to the anti-war anthem "Give Peace a Chance."
Lennon tapes spark federal court battle

Lennon tapes spark federal court battle

BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Yoko Ono is fighting in Boston federal court to keep tapes of John Lennon joking about drugging Richard M. Nixon private, a video company says.
Amateur band winners to jam with Police

Amateur band winners to jam with Police

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- The winner of an amateur band contest will perform with the British rock band, The Police, before an audience of 60,000 in London, a contest organizer said.
'Fifth Beatle' Neil Aspinall dead at 66

'Fifth Beatle' Neil Aspinall dead at 66

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- Neil Aspinall, the British business adviser known as the "Fifth Beatle," has died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He was 66.

Exhibit showcases noise

MILAN, Italy, March 2 (UPI) -- A new exhibit in the Italian city of Milan is making a lot of noise -- after all that's what the exhibit is about, noise.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.
By United Press International
Ringo Starr collects Grammy for 'Love'

Ringo Starr collects Grammy for 'Love'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Ringo Starr was on hand in Los Angeles Sunday night to collect the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for "Love."

Beatles song directed into deep space

HOUSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. space officials said The Beatles song "Across the Universe" will be blasted directly into deep space next week.

Sean Lennon invokes memories of his father

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Singer Sean Lennon invoked the image and personality of his father, the late Beatles star John Lennon, during a recent visit to New York.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.
By United Press International

Law sparks ugly fight over pretty star pix

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger must decide whether to sign a bill giving an heir more control over a dead star's name and image.

Scottish village honors John Lennon

DURNESS, Scotland, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The remote Scottish village where John Lennon spent summer holidays as a child is honoring the late Beatle this weekend with a festival.
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