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Abts The First Woman Turner Winner

Artist TOMMA ABTS is celebrating after becoming the first woman painter to win the coveted Turner Prize in its 22 year history. The German-born artist was presented with the GBP25,000 ($49,000) cheque by JOHN LENNON's...

Beatles Lyrics Fetch $192,000

LATEST: A page of handwritten lyrics for THE BEATLES song MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER was yesterday (04DEC06) sold at auction in New York for $192,000 (GBP98,460). The words, penned by SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, were sold to...

Harrison's Guitar Sold For Six-figure Sum

A guitar played by the late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON was auctioned for $226,000 (GBP115,000) last night (30NOV06). Other items of Beatles memorabilia sold at the Cooper Owens Music Legends auction at London's Air Studios included...

Mccartney's Ono Money Grudge

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is still seething after taking JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO's advice - because it cost him millions of pounds. The music legend was keen to buy back the copyright of the original...

Townshend's Girl Threatens Rude Fans With Sex Before A Show

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend RACHEL FULLER has a way of hitting back at THE WHO fans who dislike her - she threatens to have sex with the guitarist just before a show, and rob him...

Ono Calls For Day Of Healing

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO is calling for the upcoming anniversary of the late BEATLE's death to become a day of worldwide healing. Ono took out a full-page advertisement in yesterday's (26NOV06) edition of The...

Lennon Piano Marks Anniversary Of Jfk Assassination

A piano once owned by JOHN LENNON was put on display at the famous "grassy knoll" in Dallas, Texas yesterday (22NOV06) to mark the 43rd anniversary of former President JOHN F KENNEDY's assassination. The instrument...

Killers Create Festive Track

Rockers THE KILLERS have been inspired by pop legend GEORGE MICHAEL to try for a Christmas number one. The MR BRIGHTSIDE hitmakers are huge fans of WHAM! classic LAST CHRISTMAS and headed back to the...

Gallery Where Lennon Met Ono Recreated In London

The 1960s art space where JOHN LENNON first met YOKO ONO was revived yesterday (20NOV06) with the unveiling of a new exhibition at London gallery Riflemaker. Mayfair conceptual art space Indica was financially backed by...

Beatles Memorabilia To Go On Sale

A guitar owned by GEORGE HARRISON valued at $180,000 (GBP100,000) and a psychedelic coat made-to-measure for JOHN LENNON are to go on sale on 30 November at an auction of BEATLES memorabilia. Harrison played the...

Martin Confident Of Beatles Chart Success

LATEST: Legendary British producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN is confident the new BEATLES album will outsell OASIS' greatest hits compilation when both albums go head-to-head tomorrow (20NOV06). Martin, who was the Fab Four's original producer, believes...

Lennon's Wives Disagree Over New Beatles Album

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA has hit out at YOKO ONO for not allowing his son JULIAN to contribute to a new album of reworked THE BEATLES songs. Cynthia, who was married to the late...

Lennon's Secret Psychedelic Island

The late JOHN LENNON's plans for a reclusive life on a small island in Ireland were ruined when fans of the legendary BEATLE discovered its location. The NORWEGIAN WOOD hitmaker snapped up the hideaway on...

Elton Pays Tribute To Versace + Lennon In Intense Masterpiece

ELTON JOHN insists new song BLUES NEVER FADE AWAY is one of his masterpieces - because it's a personal tribute to dead friends JOHN LENNON and GIANNI VERSACE. The ROCKET MAN admits the song, which...

Beatles Escaped Fraud Prosecution

JOHN LENNON and GEORGE HARRISON were guilty of breaking banking laws in the UK - but were too famous to prosecute. The Bank of England decided to turn a blind eye on the former BEATLES,...

Rare Lennon Works To Be Displayed In Los Angeles

Fans of JOHN LENNON will be able to prepare themselves for the 26th anniversary of his death next month (DEC06) by gazing at the tragic BEATLE's rare art creations. A four-day exhibition (30NOV-03DEC06) of Lennon's...

Lennon's Illicit Sixties Affair

Late BEATLE JOHN LENNON reportedly conducted an illicit affair with a British singer behind his first wife CYNTHIA's back. Lennon allegedly fell for the charms of star ALMA COGAN in the early 1960s, after...

Footage Of The Beatles' Final Concert Emerges

Unseen footage of THE BEATLES' final official concert is to be shown on British television later this month (NOV06), and will reveal that the band's tours where less than professionally handled. Recordings made by BARRY...

Lennon Wanted To Be A Laird

JOHN LENNON planned to become a Scottish laird before he died, asking his cousin STANLEY PARKES to find him a Scottish Highland estate. The late BEATLE was making plans to become a Scottish landowner when...

Ono Supports Lennon School Sale

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO is facing a backlash from BEATLES fans after lending her support to the controversial sale of the singer's old art college. The avant garde artist/musician appeared at a recent fundraising...

Michael To Lend Lennon Piano To Anti-war Exhibition

Pop superstar GEORGE MICHAEL will lend a piano previously owned by JOHN LENNON to an anti-war exhibition in America in December (06). The former BEATLE composed his anthemic IMAGINE on the upright piano - not...

Lennon Not Overshadowed By Dad's Legacy

SEAN LENNON refuses to allow the achievements of his late father JOHN LENNON and mother YOKO ONO to overshadow his own music career, because it was inevitable he would enter the "family business". The 31-year-old,...

Cobain Tops Dead Earners List

Tragic NIRVANA star KURT COBAIN has toppled ELVIS PRESLEY as the king of dead celebrities After years of topping Forbes com's annual list of the top earning dead celebrities, the king of rock 'n'...

Idle: 'Beatles Approved Rutles'

Comedian ERIC IDLE's BEATLES spoof THE RUTLES was approved by all of the Fab Four when it was released in 1978. Idle had no idea how The Beatles - GEORGE HARRISON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, JOHN LENNON...

Ono Sues Emi For $10 Million

LATEST: YOKO ONO has successfully sued record label EMI and Capitol Records Inc for $10 million (GBP5.5 million) yesterday (18OCT06), over claims she lost royalties due from the recordings of late husband JOHN LENNON. The...

Ono To Edit Today Programme

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has been invited to guest edit BBC Radio 4's famous current affairs programme TODAY. Ono's show, which will be broadcast between Christmas (06) and New Year, will include a report...

Secret Track To Reignite Williams/gallagher Feud?

A previously unheard track by ROBBIE WILLIAMS is expected to reignite the pop star's feud with rocker LIAM GALLAGHER, with lyrics branding the OASIS star "inbred". Williams allegedly recorded JOHN LENNON spoof GIVE PIES A...

Lennon's Former Home Up For Sale

The English country home where JOHN LENNON lived at the height of Beatlemania up for sale in the UK for $11.1 million (GBP6 million). The six-bedroom house outside Weybridge, Surrey, is located south west of...

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...

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