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Police Uncover Plot To Extort Millions From Yoko Ono

YOKO ONO has been rescued from an extortion plot planned by her driver. Investigators claim the singer and artist was the target of KORAL KARSON, who would bug her car in an effort to tape...

Peter Boyle Dies

Emmy Award-winning actor PETER BOYLE died at the New York Presbyterian Hospital last night (12DEC06). He was 71. Boyle, best known in recent years for playing FRANK BARONE in EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, had been suffering...

Arctics Go Cold Over Global Warming

Musicians have long been voicing their opinions on world events; once upon a time it was a plimsoll-wearing long-haired hippy called JOHN LENNON trying to save the world by lying in a bed.But today's struggles...

By on 11 December 2006

Lennon Legend Lives On In New Film

Some 26 years after the death of music legend JOHN LENNON, the former BEATLE's controversial political opinions  most of which seemed to rub particularly badly with the US government at the time  are...

By on 07 December 2006

Gallagher Spooked By Lennon Ghost

OASIS star LIAM GALLAGHER wasn't always a fan of JOHN LENNON - the late BEATLE icon once haunted the WONDERWALL singer. The rock wildman is adamant he was haunted by a presence one night- and...

Ono Reconciles With Lennon Mistress

JOHN LENNON's former mistress MAY PANG and widow YOKO ONO have finally made peace after an impromptu reunion in Iceland. Pang, who had an 18-month affair with the former BEATLE during her time as his...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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