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Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

The crazed fan who murdered JOHN LENNON in 1980 has been denied parole for a fourth time because of the "violent nature" of his offence. MARK CHAPMAN, 51, faces at least another two years behind...

Fans Mark Lennon's Birthday

Adoring fans of slain BEATLE JOHN LENNON will head to Central Park's Strawberry Fields today (09OCT06) to celebrate what would have been the 66th birthday of the beloved rock legend in New York City. Lennon...

Ono Marks Lennon's Birthday With Two Peace Events In Iceland

YOKO ONO is staging two events in Iceland to promote world peace today (09OCT06), on what would have been her late husband JOHN LENNON's 66th birthday. Campaigner Ono will award the Lennon Ono Grant For...

New Beatles Album To Be Released

THE BEATLES are releasing a new album next month (NOV06), which promises to be a "new experience" of the Fab Four's music. LOVE is the soundtrack to the Beatles-inspired Cirque du Soleil show of the...

Ono Hails Las Vegas

YOKO ONO has sparked rumours she's set to dump New York life for Las Vegas, arguing the city gives greater creative freedom. Ono visited the city recently to exhibit late husband JOHN LENNON's drawings at...

Sir Paul Awaiting Beatles Back Catalogue

Rock veteran SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is hopeful he will regain the rights to THE BEATLES hits in 10 years, because copyright laws mean he will regain what is rightfully his. MCCartney, 64, was outbid by...

Lennon Hails Ono's Direction

SEAN LENNON has heaped praise on his mother YOKO ONO for overseeing his latest series of music promos - even though she hated the concept at first. LINDSAY LOHAN, CARRIE FISHER and ASIA ARGENTO were...

Lennon: 'I'm Not My Dad'

SEAN LENNON has hit out at critics who expect him to be exactly like his dad, the late BEATLE JOHN LENNON. The young musician, who is preparing to release his new album FRIENDLY FIRE, resents...

Axl Rose Hit By Art Suit

Rocker AXL ROSE has been sued for damages by a Los Angeles art dealer who claims he backed out of a deal to buy $2.3 million (GBP1.2 million) ANDY WARHOL portrait of JOHN LENNON. The...

Lennon Loved Blondie's The Tide Is High

Music legend JOHN LENNON was once obsessed with BLONDIE's THE TIDE IS HIGH and played it non-stop at his Long Island retreat. The 1980 hit, a cover of THE PARAGONS 1967 single, was one of...

Lennon Birthday Marked By Peace Events

The anniversary of what would have been JOHN LENNON's 66th birthday next month (09OCT06) will be celebrated with two international peace events organised by the star's widow YOKO ONO. The former BEATLES legend will be...

Elton Misses Slain Pals Everyday

SIR ELTON JOHN is still struggling to come to terms with the murders of close friends JOHN LENNON and GIANNI VERSACE. The former BEATLE and the Italian fashion designer were both gunned down outside their...

Superman John Lennon Fights 'Evil' In New Film

Late BEATLE JOHN LENNON is portrayed as a hero of "Superman" proportions in new movie THE US VS JOHN LENNON, according to his widow YOKO ONO. The film, which is released in New York and...

Lennon Regrets Not Making Up With Cheating Pal

SEAN LENNON regrets not making up with estranged best friend MAX LE ROY before his death, even though the socialite slept with his girlfriend behind his back. The son of late BEATLE JOHN LENNON based...

Yoko: 'Lennon Was The Only Beatle Who Fought For Peace'

YOKO ONO has hailed her late husband JOHN LENNON as the "only BEATLE" who fought for peace during his time in the band. The avant-garde artist insists the tragic icon's crusading nature was what attracted...

Beatles' Lsd Dentist Named

The identity of the dentist who first introduced THE BEATLES to LSD has finally been revealed in a new book about the band. THE FAB FOUR: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE BEATLES by STEVE TURNER...

Emi To Block Beatles Action

LATEST: Record label EMI is preparing to appeal against a new ruling which allows former proteges THE BEATLES to sue it for over GBP10.5 million ($19 million) in alleged lost earnings. EMI claimed yesterday (31AUG06)...

Ono Granted Film-makers Access To Rare Lennon Footage

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has authorised film-makers to use previously unseen footage of the late BEATLE in a new documentary. THE US VS JOHN LENNON follows the period of Lennon's life, between 1966 and...

Beatles To Sue Emi

THE BEATLES have been granted the right to sue their former record label EMI and affiliate company Capitol Records for over GBP10.5 million ($19 million) in alleged lost earnings. The band, including the estate of...

Lennon Had 'One Night Stand' With Epstein

The late JOHN LENNON had a one night stand with THE BEATLES' gay manager BRIAN EPSTEIN in 1963, according to the band's official biographer HUNTER DAVIES. In Davies' forthcoming memoirs THE BEATLES, FOOTBALL AND ME...

Lennon Recalls Cheating Ex On New Album

Tracks on SEAN LENNON's new album were inspired by the rocker's heartbreaking split with an ex-girlfriend after she cheated on him with his best friend. Lennon, the son of late BEATLE JOHN LENNON and YOKO...

Leto Diagnosed With Gout

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM star JARED LETO has been diagnosed with gout after undergoing dramatic weight loss for a film role. The condition is a form of arthritis and causes sudden and excruciating pain, swelling,...

Kasabian Star Meighan Inspired By Ringo

KASABIAN frontman TOM MEIGHAN knew he was destined to be a rock star when he heard RINGO STARR singing, when he was just a toddler. The CUTT OFF rocker sang along to the former BEATLES'...

Jagger Recreates Beatles Abbey Road Cover

SIR MICK JAGGER's daughter ELIZABETH has recreated THE BEATLES' famous ABBEY ROAD album cover for a new advertising campaign. The 22-year-old joined 1960s icon TWIGGY and supermodels LAURA BAILEY, NOEMIE LeNOIR and ERIN O'CONNOR on...

Mills And Mccartney Duet Uncovered

Estranged couple SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and HEATHER MILLS recorded a charity single a few months after they first met. The former BEATLE, 64, and Mills, 38, met at a charity event in 1999 and decided...

Hit Factory Re-opens As Swanky Apartment Block

The New York studio complex which hosted recording sessions for MADONNA, STEVIE WONDER, JOHN LENNON and U2 is to re-open as a six-storey condominium project. The Hit Factory building has been shuttered for a year...

Mclachlan Joins The Early Christmas Album Rush

Canadian singer SARAH MCLACHLAN has joined the list of celebrity Christmas fans planning a 2006 festive release. After recording a version of JOHN LENNON's HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) as a holiday release, MCLachlan chose...

Beatles Top Gay Album

THE BEATLES' first album PLEASE PLEASE ME is a shock entry in a new poll of the top 50 gay albums of all time. JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON and RINGO STARR's 1963 album,...

Mccartney's 'First Guitar' Sells For Gbp300,000

The guitar pop legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY learned to play on has fetched $600,000 (GBP330,000) at an auction at London's Abbey Road Studios. The instrument was sold by the former BEATLE's school friend IAN...

Lennon's Chart Comeback

JOHN LENNON could return to the top of the charts with a rare and long-forgotten track that has been unearthed. The hidden track ATTICA STATE was written by the late former BEATLE more than 30...

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