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Colts Owner Buys Lennon's Paperback Writer Guitar

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has snapped up the guitar John Lennon used to record the Beatles' Paperback Writer after the instrument failed to sell at auction last year (Nov14).Lennon's cousin David Birch pulled the...

John Lennon Hit Son Julian As A Child, Housekeeper Claimed

John Lennon hit his son Julian, his former housekeeper claimed.A statement written by The Beatles' star's former domestic worker Dorothy Jarlett about John's behaviour during his split from first wife Cynthia Powell has been unearthed...

John Lennon's Mother's Home Up For Auction

A former home of John Lennon's mother Julia is expected to fetch more than $192,000 (£120,000) at auction later this year (15).The property in Liverpool, England was lived in by Julia and her daughters Jackie...

Heather Mills 'Too Strong' For Paul Mccartney

Heather Mills believes her marriage to Sir Paul McCartney failed because he didn't want a ''strong woman''.The 47-year-old model married the Beatles legend - with whom she has 11-year-old daughter Beatrice - in 2002 but...

Sean Lennon Takes British Band Under His Wing

John Lennon's musician son Sean is playing mentor to fledgling British punk band Fat White Family by putting them up at his New York home, giving them free use of his recording studio, and allowing...

Jamie Dornan Fears Murder By 'Mad' Fan

Jamie Dornan's biggest fear is getting murdered by a fan.The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor - who plays the lead role in the novel's upcoming film adaptation - has admitted that he worries about being...

Paul Mccartney Still Considers Lennon's Opinion

Sir Paul McCartney still uses John Lennon as a ''judge'' of his songwriting.The Beatles legend admits he will scrap lyrics if he doesn't think his late bandmate - who was assassinated in 1980 - would...

John Lennon's Killer Wants Forgiveness From Yoko Ono

John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman wants The Beatles legend's widow Yoko Ono to forgive him for murdering the star.Chapman shot Lennon four times outside his home at the Dakota building in New York in December,...

U.s. Rocker Threatened With Deportation Can Stay For Xmas

A U.S. rocker who has worked with David Bowie, John Lennon and Pink Floyd is facing what could be his final Christmas in his adopted Britain after Home Office bosses agreed to stall his deportation...

Paul Mccartney: 'Lennon's Killer Is The Jerk Of All Jerks'

Sir Paul Mccartney recalled the moment he heard about John Lennon's death during an interview over the weekend, insisting the late Beatles star's killer, Mark David Chapman, is "the jerk of all jerks".MCCartney rarely speaks...

Sir Paul Mccartney Discusses John Lennon's Death

Sir Paul McCartney is relieved he and John Lennon were able to reconcile their differences.The Fab Four - which also featured Ringo Starr and George Harrison - formed in Liverpool in 1960, but after enjoying...

Abbey Road Werewolf Paul Mccartney

Sir Paul McCartney recreated The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album cover while dressed as a werewolf.The 72-year-old musician passed by the world famous recording studio in London while returning home after a Halloween party in October...

David Zayas' Lennon Movie Shoot Disrupted By Speeding Car

Dexter star David Zayas and the cast and crew of his new John Lennon film narrowly avoided injury during a shoot on Thursday (20Nov14) after a speeding car came barreling down a one-way street in...

Katy Perry And Will.i.am To Cover Imagine For Unicef

Yoko Ono, Katy Perry, will.i.am and David Guetta are among the celebrities who have recorded a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' to raise funds for UNICEF.The star-studded cover will be accompanied by an interactive video...

Hugh Jackman Leads Celebrity Lennon Choir Initiative

Hugh Jackman, Suki Waterhouse and Idris Elba have tackled John Lennon's peace anthem Imagine as part of a global Unicef campaign.The actors join singers Nicole Scherzinger and Katy Perry on the new cover track, which...

John Lennon Telegram Up For Auction

A telegram in which John Lennon apologises to a Dj for punching him during Sir Paul Mccartney's birthday party is among a host of Beatles memorabilia up for auction next month (Dec14).The late musician sent...

Students Paint Over Prague's Lennon Wall

A wall in the Czech Republic capital that has become a mecca for fans of John Lennon has been painted over.Fans painted and drew images of the late Beatles star and scribbled the lyrics to...

Ryan Adams To Score New Al Pacino Film

Rocker Ryan Adams has been enlisted to compose the score for Al Pacino's upcoming drama inspired by John Lennon.The singer/songwriter was recruited by veteran film composer Theodore Shapiro to co-write the music to Danny Collins,...

Madonna's Wedding Dress Sells For 81k

Madonna's wedding dress from her nuptials to Sean Penn sold for $81,250 at auction.A collection of items once worn by the 'Material Girl' singer were sold at Julien's Auctions' Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll...

Rihanna's Alleged Stalker Attends Court

A judge has branded Rihanna's latest stalker a ''ticking time bomb''.New York City judge Orlando Marrazzo fears Kevin McGlynn has the potential to become like Mark David Chapman - the man responsible for shooting and...

Tom Odell Covers John Lennon For Christmas Commercial

British singer Tom Odell has recorded a version of John Lennon's song Real Love for an annual Christmas Tv advertisement.The songwriter provides the soundtrack to this year's (14) traditional festive commercial for British department store...

Sir Paul Mccartney Surprises College Students

Sir Paul McCartney surprised students at a Florida college.The event where the 72-year-old Beatles frontman appeared was kept secret from the students until the last minute.Paul said: ''Doing this for the students was such a...

John Lennon's Glasses To Be Auctioned

A pair of glasses once worn by John Lennon is expected to fetch up to $40,000 (£25,000) at auction next month (Nov14).The spectacles have been sitting in an underwear drawer since he gave them to...

John Lennon Letter Sells For $28,000

A letter written by John Lennon has sold for more than $28,000 (£17,500) at auction.In the 1971 note, which was addressed to U.S. Tv host Joe Franklin, the Beatles legend praises the musical talents of...

John Lennon Lands Spider Species Honour

A newly-discovered tarantula species has been named after late Beatles star John Lennon.The nocturnal Bumba lennoni has been found in Brazil. In a report in the online science journal Zoo Keys, one of the...

Liam Gallagher's Menswear Label Teams Up With Mick Rock

Liam Gallagher's menswear label Pretty Green has teamed up with legendary photographer Mick Rock. The collaboration between the brand and Mick entitled 'The David Bowie Collection' consists of five round neck T-shirts featuring the photographer's...

Michael Jackson Tops High Earning Dead Star List

Michael Jackson has topped a list of highest-earning dead celebrities for the second year in a row.The late 'Thriller' hitmaker - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - brought in an estimated...

Debbie Harry To Headline 2014 John Lennon Tribute Concert

Debbie Harry will honour the memory of John Lennon this December (14) by headlining a charity concert in his name.The Blondie rocker will top the bill at the 34th annual John Lennon Tribute at Symphony...

John Lennon's Guitar To Fetch Up To $1 Million At Auction

The guitar John Lennon used to record Paperback Writer is expected to fetch nearly $1 million (£625,000) when it goes under the hammer later this year (14).The Beatles legend gifted the Gretsch 6120 to his...

John Lennon Guitar To Fetch 1m

A guitar used by John Lennon is expected to fetch $1 million at auction.The musical instrument - a Gretsch 6120 - was used by the late Beatles legend when the group recorded 'Paperback Writer' and...

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