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Police Uncover Plot To Extort Millions From Yoko Ono

14th December 2006

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...

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Peter Boyle Dies

13th December 2006

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...

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Arctics Go Cold Over Global Warming

11th December 2006

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...

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Lennon Legend Lives On In New Film

7th December 2006

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...

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Gallagher Spooked By Lennon Ghost

6th December 2006

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...

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Ono Reconciles With Lennon Mistress

5th December 2006

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...

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Abts The First Woman Turner Winner

5th December 2006

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...

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Beatles Lyrics Fetch $192,000

5th December 2006

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...

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Fascinating Fact 2545

3rd December 2006

GARBAGE star SHIRLEY MANSON is working on her first solo album with SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN and JACK WHITE, but plans to release a cover of a JOHN LENNON track as her first single....

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Harrison's Guitar Sold For Six-figure Sum

1st December 2006

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...

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Mccartney's Ono Money Grudge

30th November 2006

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...

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Fascinating Fact 2531

30th November 2006

An old grey shirt once belonging to late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON is expected to fetch over GBP6,000 ($12,000) when it goes under the hammer at a London auction house this afternoon (30NOV06)....

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

28th November 2006

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...

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Ono Calls For Day Of Healing

27th November 2006

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...

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Killers Create Festive Track

23rd November 2006

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...

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Lennon Piano Marks Anniversary Of Jfk Assassination

23rd November 2006

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...

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Gallery Where Lennon Met Ono Recreated In London

21st November 2006

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...

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Beatles Memorabilia To Go On Sale

20th November 2006

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...

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Lennon's Wives Disagree Over New Beatles Album

19th November 2006

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...

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Martin Confident Of Beatles Chart Success

19th November 2006

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...

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Fascinating Fact 2431

14th November 2006

Kazakhstan is paying tribute to THE BEATLES by unveiling life-size statues of the Fab Four outside a concert venue on 9 December (06) - one day after the 26th anniversary of JOHN LENNON's death.

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Lennon's Secret Psychedelic Island

14th November 2006

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...

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Elton Pays Tribute To Versace + Lennon In Intense Masterpiece

13th November 2006

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...

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Rare Lennon Works To Be Displayed In Los Angeles

9th November 2006

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...

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Beatles Escaped Fraud Prosecution

9th November 2006

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,...

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Lennon's Illicit Sixties Affair

8th November 2006

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...

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Footage Of The Beatles' Final Concert Emerges

6th November 2006

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...

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The Things They Say 3276

6th November 2006

"I'm not built to be a celebrity. I met ELVIS and JOHN LENNON, and I was an idiot, a complete moron. I think of myself as a plumber." MEAT LOAF insists he's an anti-celebrity.

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Lennon Wanted To Be A Laird

5th November 2006

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...

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Ono Supports Lennon School Sale

1st November 2006

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...

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