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Sambora Becomes A Yardbird

BON JOVI star RICHIE SAMBORA has realised a lifelong dream by dressing up in 1960s attire to play one of his musical heroes on TV. The guitarist will play THE YARDBIRDS' ANTHONY TOPHAM in...

Ono Fondly Remembers Lennon's Generosity

Rock widow YOKO ONO's most powerful memory of her late husband JOHN LENNON is "his kindness" - which often proved invaluable in times of marital crisis. The 70-year-old artist - who lost her BEATLES...

Ono: Mccartney Hides 'Distant' Side

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has accused SIR PAUL McCARTNEY for hiding his true persona from the public, claiming he's "distant" in real life. The eccentric artist has often has an extremely strained relationship...

Assassin's Lennon Autograph For Sale

The autograph BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON gave to gunman MARK DAVID CHAPMAN hours before he murdered the singer is for sale. Chapman approached Lennon in New York with a copy of the star's DOUBLE...

Starr Presents Beatles' Postcards

Former BEATLE RINGO STARR is set to reveal another hidden piece of FAB FOUR history when he releases a book full of postcards the group sent to each other when they weren't together. Starr...

Beatles Xmas Record To Be Auctioned

An unheard record of THE BEATLES singing impromptu versions of popular Christmas songs is to be auctioned, and is expected to attract bids over $16,000 (GBP10,000). The 26-minute long collection - featuring SIR PAUL...

The Darkness Tipped For The Top

Music experts are touting rockers THE DARKNESS for the Christmas number one spot in Britain - because their song features a festive theme and "a choir of children". Specialists at chart chronicle BRITISH HIT...

Ono Greenlights Goodrem's Lennon Change

YOKO ONO has broken her usual rule of defending late husband JOHN LENNON's work, by allowing sexy singer DELTA GOODREM to change the title of his hit HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER). The artist...

Lennon's Posthumous Chart Battle

JOHN LENNON is bidding for a number one single 23 years after his death, in an attempt to deny this year's (03) POP IDOL finalists a chart-topping hit. The last 12 competitors of the...

Elvis Still The Top Dead Earner

ELVIS PRESLEY has topped finance group FORBES' annual list of top-earning dead stars for the fourth year running. The rocker, who died 26 years ago (16AUG77), has earned more than $40 million (GBP25 million)...

Lennon Scribble To Fetch Thousands

JOHN LENNON's scribbled track listing for THE BEATLES' classic album SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND is up for auction on New York, and its owner is demanding $64,000 (GBP40,000) for it. The late...

Pop Idol Cover Upsets Lennon Fans

Fans of the late JOHN LENNON are "disgusted" that the 12 finalists for the British talent show POP IDOL are planning a cover of his classic HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) for the festive season....

Lennon Bus Tours Military Bases

Celebrated pacifist JOHN LENNON has been indirectly helping out the American military - an educational bus funded by the late singer's estate has been touring army bases. The JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS -...

Yoko Ono Releases Violent War Video For Peace

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has released a new video to accompany their song HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER), containing disturbing new images of war and destruction. A new DVD features the song set...

Elvis' Debut Is The Tops In Polls

ELVIS PRESLEY's arrival at SUN RECORDS to record his first hits has been hailed the 'Most Important Event in Rock History' in a new poll in British rock magazine MOJO. The recording of songs...

John Lennon Musical To Hit Broadway

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has approved a new Broadway musical about her late husband's life - with an unusual twist. The as-yet-untitled production, currently being referred to as THE LENNON PROJECT, is expected...

Psychic Sues Designer Over Lost Lennon Jackets

A New York psychic is suing a vintage clothing designer for stealing jackets given to him from former clients YOKO ONO and JOHN LENNON. FRANK ANDREWS handed the two jackets, which feature scribblings...

Elvis Session 'Changed The World'

The studio session which created ELVIS PRESLEY's debut single has topped a poll of rock'n'roll moments that changed the world. The list, from British music magazine MOJO, places the 5 July 1954 session at...

Beatles Memorabilia Cleans Up At Pop Auction

Fans of legendary group THE BEATLES bid thousands of dollars for pieces of Fab Four memorabilia at a bi-annual pop memorabilia auction held by CHRISTIE's yesterday (01OCT03). Rare items sold at the London auction...

Imagine Treat For Beatles Fans

Fans who buy a copy of the remastered BEATLES album LET IT BE will be treated to the Fab Four playing IMAGINE on a bonus CD. Even though the legendary track was a solo...

Ono Reconsiders Bed-in

YOKO ONO wanted to restage her famous anti-war bed-in to protest the Iraqi conflict but couldn't bear to do it without late partner JOHN LENNON. The couple staged a bed-in to protest the Vietnam...

Ex-beatles At Harrison Film Tribute

The two surviving members of the BEATLES joined guests and family at the first screening of a documentary honouring their late bandmate GEORGE HARRISON. SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, his wife HEATHER MILLS and RINGO...

Lennon Stamps Exceed Selling Expectations

Stamps designed by late star JOHN LENNON to highlight the plight of striking British postal workers in 1971 have sold for hundreds of dollars (pounds) more than initially expected. The stamps, depicting a clenched...

Lost Footage Shows Lennon + Jagger Were Great Friends

Lost footage of JOHN LENNON and SIR MICK JAGGER has been unearthed, proving once and for all the pair were great friends. Much was made of the ROLLING STONES' rivalry with THE BEATLES in...

Mccartney Leaves Lennon Tracks Off Revamped Let It Be

Rocker SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is ditching songs sung by late star JOHN LENNON for a reworked version of THE BEATLES album LET IT BE. The controversial move comes less than a year after he...

Yoko Sheds Nearly All Clothes

Conceptual artist YOKO ONO has invited audience members to climb onstage and cut off her clothing during her performance CUT PIECE in Paris. The widow of murdered BEATLE JOHN LENNON asked the audience to...

Ono To Get Naked For Art And Peace

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO is getting naked in the name of art - and world peace. The controversial Japanese artist - who was married to the former BEATLE musician until his murder in...

Martin Denies Ono Co-wrote Imagine

BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN has denied YOKO ONO "co-wrote" her late husband JOHN LENNON's biggest hit IMAGINE. An upcoming British TV documentary claims Ono co-wrote the classic pacifist song, after inspiring Lennon with...

Did Ono Co-write Imagine?

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO inspired and co-wrote the former BEATLE's most famous song IMAGINE, according to a new TV documentary. The song - released by Lennon in 1971, the year The Beatles officially...

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