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Osbourne's Ex Pays Tribute To Lennon

US rocker BERT McCRACKEN marked the 25th anniversary of his hero JOHN LENNON's death earlier this month (08DEC05) by recording a new version of the former BEATLE's HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) anthem for a...

Beatles Sue Emi

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, RINGO STARR and the relatives of late BEATLES bandmates JOHN LENNON and GEORGE HARRISON are suing record company EMI over $54 million (GBP30 million) in unpaid royalties. London's High Court will...

Lennon Film-makers Dogged By Security

A film charting the life of JOHN LENNON's assassin has been criticised as disrespectful for shooting at the location where the former BEATLE was murdered. Security officials outside the Dakota apartment building, where the...

Mccartney: 'Bambi Made Me Fight For Animal Rights'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY credits classic animated Disney characters BAMBI and DUMBO with spurring him on to champion animal rights. The former BEATLE, who is a strict vegetarian and supporter of pressure group People for...

Elvis Still Reigns

ELVIS PRESLEY is still The King of the UK charts - the iconic singer has spent more weeks in the British music charts than any other band or artist, according to new book British Hit...

U2 Pay Tribute To John Lennon

Irish band U2 performed a cover of THE BEATLES classic NORWEIGAN WOOD yesterday (08DEC05) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of JOHN LENNON's murder. The ELEVATION hitmakers, currently on the US leg of their VERTIGO...

Japan Marks Lennon Anniversary

Japan marked the 25th anniversary of JOHN LENNON's death today (08DEC05) by holding a free concert at a specially built museum. The late BEATLE's Japanese widow YOKO ONO approved the building of the John...

Lennon's Infamous Mbe Medal Found In Vault

The Member Of The British Empire (MBE) medal JOHN LENNON returned in protest to British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II has been discovered on the 25th anniversary of the late BEATLE's murder. Lennon and his...

Beatles Reunion Was In Progress, Says Producer

THE BEATLES were planning their reunion when JOHN LENNON was murdered, according to the record producer working with the late rocker on the night he was shot. JACK DOUGLAS, who produced Lennon's final album...

Lennon's Cousin Fumes Over Chapman Tapes

JOHN LENNON's cousin STANLEY PARKES has slammed British TV network Channel 4 over their controversial decision to broadcast tapes of the rocker's killer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN. Channel 4 will broadcast 15-year-old recordings made by...

Gallagher Pays Respects To 'Cool' Best

OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has paid tribute to GEORGE BEST by saying the late soccer superstar was cool enough to play in the WONDERWALL band. Gallagher was devastated to hear his friend Best died...

Mccartney Had Planned To Reunite Beatles

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY planned to reunite THE BEATLES a year before JOHN LENNON was murdered, according to a newly released record contract. In a 1979 deal with CBS Records, McCartney claimed he could again...

Lennon Thought Jagger Copied Him

JOHN LENNON accused ROLLING STONES frontman SIR MICK JAGGER of imitating THE BEATLES during the bands' 1960s heyday in a 'lost' 1970 magazine interview. The late singer described Jagger as "a joke" in a...

Wonder Predicted Lennon Assassination

STEVIE WONDER was unsurprised by JOHN LENNON's murder - because he always feared the star's atheist beliefs would bring about his demise. The EBONY AND IVORY hitmaker was devastated when the former BEATLE was...

Lennon Interview Shatters Wholesome Beatles Image

JOHN LENNON shattered the clean-cut image of THE BEATLES in a 'lost' 1970 magazine interview, claiming the band took "whatever was going" for sex. The late singer laughed about his visits to brothels in...

Sir Elton John Praises 'Glamorous' Killers

SIR ELTON JOHN credits hip rock band THE KILLERS with bringing glamour back to the music scene. The CANDLE IN THE WIND singer, long known for his own flamboyant style, hated the fashions favoured...

Original Shadows Drummer Dies

TONY MEEHAN, the founding drummer with pop instrumentalists THE SHADOWS, has died in hospital. He was 62. Meehan, who played with the group between 1958 to 1961 on hits including the much-sampled APACHE, had...

Jagger 'Banned' From Being Lennon's Pal

SIR MICK JAGGER was banned from socialising with rock contemporary JOHN LENNON, because YOKO ONO insisted he was a "bad influence" on the ex-BEATLE. The ROLLING STONES frontman cemented his friendship with Lennon when...

Mccartney Boycotts China

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is refusing to perform in China after having seen a secret film of animals being brutally treated in Guangzhou's fur market. The former BEATLE and animal rights campaigner was horrified to...

Mccartney Attemps To Save Sacred Beatles Building

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is bidding to save the Liverpool Art College building where his former BEATLES bandmate JOHN LENNON studied from being torn down. Multi-millionaire McCartney, who owns the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts...

Presley's Sandwich Trip Tops Rock Star Extravagances Poll

ELVIS PRESLEY's love of sandwiches has landed The King at the top of a bizarre new Rock Star Extravagances poll. The tragic rocker's 1976 trip to Denver, Colorado to pick up 22 Fool's Gold...

Jagger: 'Yoko Cut Me Out'

ROLLING STONES frontman SIR MICK JAGGER is convinced YOKO ONO banned her late husband JOHN LENNON from seeing his rocker friends because she deemed them a "bad influence". The BROWN SUGAR singer enjoyed partying...

Ono: 'Chapman Tapes Are Macabre'

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has attacked US broadcaster NBC for choosing to mark the 25th anniversary of her late husband's murder with the broadcasting of an interview with his killer. Chilling recordings...

Ono Secretly Buys Lennon Lyrics?

Avant garde artist YOKO ONO reportedly bought the handwritten lyrics to her late husband JOHN LENNON's classic 1969 anthem GIVE PEACE A CHANCE for $427,000 (GBP250,000) at auction last night (17NOV05). The legendary lyrics,...

Lennon Blamed Mccartney For Beatles Break Up

JOHN LENNON blamed SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's hatred of his wife YOKO ONO for the break up of THE BEATLES, according to a previously unheard interview with the IMAGINE star recorded in 1970. In the...

Chapman Tapes To Air On Tv

Recordings of JOHN LENNON's killer describing the late BEATLE's horrific 8 December 1980 assassination are to be aired on television in Britain and America. The tapes, recorded in the early 1990s by a journalist...

Chapman: 'Nothing Could Have Stopped Me Assassinating Lennon'

JOHN LENNON's assassin MARK DAVID CHAPMAN insists "nothing could have stopped" him murdering the former BEATLE. Chapman gunned Lennon down outside the Dakota Building in New York City in 1980, and claims his mission...

Lennon's School Book Under The Hammer

A school book in which JOHN LENNON wrote and illustrated poems will be auctioned in London next month (15DEC05). The former BEATLE used the exercise book when he was 12, during his first year...

Ono Praises Sweet Gallagher

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO thinks OASIS star LIAM GALLAGHER's devotion to her late husband's legacy is "sweet". Ono, who was married to THE BEATLES legend for 11 years before he was assassinated in...

Apple Denied Access To Lennon's Digital Back Catalogue

JOHN LENNON's digital back catalogue will not be made available to iTunes users due to a legal wrangle between THE BEATLES' management company Apple Corps and technology giant Apple. Apple Corps contends that Apple's...

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