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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...

Eddie Vedder Covers John Lennon For Charity

Rocker Eddie Vedder has released a cover of John Lennon's peace anthem Imagine in a bid to raise funds for a charity supporting unity in the Middle East.The Pearl Jam frontman's version of the iconic...

John Lennon Movie Is Spain's Official Oscars Pick

A new movie about a Spanish man's quest to meet John Lennon has been selected as Spain's official entry for next year's (15) Best Foreign Film Oscar.Director David Trueba's Vivir es Facil con los Ojos...

Susan Boyle Fears Beatles Backlash

Scottish singer Susan Boyle is expecting a major backlash from Beatles fans after covering John Lennon's iconic hit Imagine.The I Dreamed a Dream hitmaker is to release her sixth album in November (14) and the...

John Lennon's Killer: 'I Was Such An Idiot'

The man who killed John Lennon apologised for acting like "an idiot" at his latest parole hearing earlier this month (Aug14).Mark David Chapman was denied his freedom for the eighth time last week (ends22Aug14) and...

John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the eighth time.Mark David Chapman, 59, who shot and killed the Beatles legend outside his Dakota Building home in New York in December, 1980, has lost his...

John Lennon's Killer Fighting For Freedom

John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman is awaiting a decision over whether he will finally be freed from prison after his eighth parole case this week (beg18Aug14).Chapman was sentenced to 20-years-to-life behind bars for gunning...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed The George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 2004, three years after the musician's death.George...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will include new interviews with both surviving members, Paul McCartney and...

Ron Howard Making Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is making an official documentary about The Beatles.The acclaimed filmmaker will helm a project about the legendary group from their early gigs to to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco,...

Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club To San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Crucially, the movie is being made...

Paul Mccartney Jams With Johnny Depp In New Video

Sir Paul McCartney jams with Johnny Depp in his new music video.The iconic rocker has paired up with the 'Alice in Wonderland' actor for his latest promo clip for his latest single 'Early Days', and...

Yoko Ono To Take Glastonbury Festival Wishes To Peace Tower

Yoko Ono will be taking fans' prayers to the Iceland Peace Tower she set up as a memorial to her late husband John Lennon after collecting them at the Glastonbury festival in England this weekend...

John Lennon's Killer Controlled By 'Dark' Aliens

John Lennon's murderer was under the control of ''dark'' aliens determined to eradicate his messages of peace and love, it has been claimed.The late Beatles legend was assassinated by Mark Chapman outside the Dakota Building...

John Lennon's Doodles Sell For $27k And Other Crazy Music Auction Prices [Pictures]

If I tried selling watercolor paintings that I made when I was eleven years old, do you think anyone would buy them? No? What about some random drawings and poems that I did? Okay. Fine....

John Lennon Treasure Trove Smashes Auction Estimates

A collection of handwritten notes, poems and sketches by the late John Lennon has smashed auction estimates after going under the hammer in New York.A rhyme called The Fat Budgie, valued at $35,000 (£21,875), sold...

Professor Green & Millie Mackintosh Recreate Lennon 'Bed-in' Photo

British rapper Professor Green and his wife Millie Mackintosh have recreated John Lennon and Yoko Ono's iconic 'Bed-In' photo as part of a new River Island/War Child campaign.The couple shot the image in the presidential...

Paul Mccartney And Yoko Ono Join Forces To Fight Fracking

Sir Paul Mccartney is teaming up with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to fight fracking.The former Beatles star and his Fab Four bandmate's wife have written an open letter to the British government demanding an...

Alice Cooper Praises Musical Megastars

Alice Cooper is friends with his musical heroes.The 66-year-old rocker was lucky enough to meet many of his idols, from Frank Sinatra to John Lennon, over the course of his career and has always found...

Tupac Shakur's Final Words Were 'F**K You,' Other Famous Last Words

The dying words of rapper Tupac Shakur have been revealed, 18 years after his death. The words were spoken to sergeant Chris Carroll, the policeman who questioned Shakur on the scene after the fatal shooting...

Sean Lennon Baffled By Plan To Clone Beatles Star

Sean Lennon has branded plans to clone his father John Lennon from Dna extracted from the late rocker's teeth as "bizarre, futuristic and dystopian".Last year (13) Canadian dentist Michael Zuk handed a rotten molar from...

John Lennon's Fireman Coat Sells For $31,000

A fireman coat once owned by John Lennon has sold at auction for $31,250 (£18,506).The blue, asymmetrical, cropped jacket, designed by Great Goat Fireman, was purchased during an online Nate D. Sanders auction for more...

John Lennon's Fireman Coat Up For Auction

A fireman-style jacket once owned by John Lennon is to go on sale at auction.The blue coat is believed to be the same garment the iconic musician sported on the back cover of his and...

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