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Former Beatle George Harrison's memorial tree is killed by beetles

Former Beatle George Harrison's memorial tree is killed by beetles

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) --A George Harrison memorial tree that was planted near an observatory in Griffith Park in Los Angeles was killed by actual beetles.
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Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Ron Howard will helm a new documentary about the early years of The Beatles, and the film has been authorized by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
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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.
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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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$40-$160 to enjoy London's best view … Swedish students irked by housing comments … Website lists odd hotel amenities … Church bought for $2,500, lists for $79K … UPI Quirks in the News.

Website lists odd hotel amenities

BOSTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Boston website said the most extravagant hotel amenities include one in Oman where visitors have the option of arriving by Jeep, speedboat or paraglider.

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McCartney: Ono didn't break up Beatles

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll icon Paul McCartney says Yoko Ono, the wife of late Beatles band member John Lennon, is not to blame for the group's breakup.

Suu Kyi has moment with Pussy Riot family

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The husband and daughter of a jailed Russian punk rocker paid their respects to rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi while she visited Washington.

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Japanese-American artist/singer Yoko Ono performs with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band at Royal Festival Hall in London on June 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Yoko Ono (Katakana: オノ ヨーコ, Hiragana: おの ようこ「Kanji: 小野 洋子」, Ono Yōko?, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon. Ono brought feminism to the forefront through her music which prefigured New Wave music (whether she was a direct influence is still debated). She is a supporter of gay rights and is known for her philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace and AIDS outreach programs.

Yoko Ono was born in 1933 to mother Isoko Ono, the great-granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda of the Yasuda banking family, and to father Yeisuke Ono, a banker and one-time classical pianist who was a descendant of an Emperor of Japan. Two weeks before she was born, her father was transferred to San Francisco by his employer, the Yokohama Specie Bank. The rest of the family followed soon after and Yoko met her father when she was two. Her younger brother Keisuke was born in December 1936. In 1937, her father was transferred back to Japan and Ono was enrolled at Tokyo's Gakushuin (also known as the Peers School), one of the most exclusive schools in Japan.

In 1940, the family moved to New York City, where Ono's father was working. In 1941, her father was transferred to Hanoi and the family returned to Japan. Ono was then enrolled in Keimei Gakuen, an exclusive Christian primary school run by the Mitsui family. She remained in Tokyo through the great fire-bombing of March 9, 1945. During the fire-bombing, she was sheltered with other members of her family in a special bunker in the Azabu district of Tokyo, far from the heavy bombing. After the bombing, Ono went to the Karuizawa mountain resort with members of her family.

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