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Lennon's Posthumous Chart Battle

31st October 2003

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...

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Elvis Still The Top Dead Earner

27th October 2003

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)...

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Lennon Scribble To Fetch Thousands

27th October 2003

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...

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Pop Idol Cover Upsets Lennon Fans

26th October 2003

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....

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Love And Cobain Voted Hottest Rock + Roll Couple

20th October 2003

COURTNEY LOVE and KURT COBAIN have topped a MAXIM BLENDER magazine poll of the 50 Hottest Rock + Roll Couples. The controversial twosome's three-year relationship created an endless list of headlines, right up until...

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Lennon Bus Tours Military Bases

20th October 2003

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 -...

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Yoko Ono Releases Violent War Video For Peace

16th October 2003

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...

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Elvis' Debut Is The Tops In Polls

16th October 2003

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...

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John Lennon Musical To Hit Broadway

15th October 2003

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...

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Psychic Sues Designer Over Lost Lennon Jackets

15th October 2003

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...

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Elvis Session 'Changed The World'

13th October 2003

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...

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Beatles Memorabilia Cleans Up At Pop Auction

2nd October 2003

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...

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Imagine Treat For Beatles Fans

30th September 2003

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...

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Ono Reconsiders Bed-in

29th September 2003

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...

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Ex-beatles At Harrison Film Tribute

25th September 2003

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...

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Lennon Stamps Exceed Selling Expectations

25th September 2003

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...

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Lost Footage Shows Lennon + Jagger Were Great Friends

19th September 2003

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...

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Mccartney Leaves Lennon Tracks Off Revamped Let It Be

18th September 2003

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...

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Yoko Sheds Nearly All Clothes

16th September 2003

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...

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Ono To Get Naked For Art And Peace

5th September 2003

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...

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Martin Denies Ono Co-wrote Imagine

5th September 2003

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...

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Did Ono Co-write Imagine?

2nd September 2003

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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Beatles Club To Go Global

26th August 2003

The club hailed as the birthplace of the BEATLES could soon be replicated in cities across the world. The company behind THE CAVERN CLUB in Liverpool, England, has revealed plans to open identical venues...

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Julian Lennon Forced To Keep Quiet

17th August 2003

JOHN LENNON's son JULIAN has been forced by neighbours to soundproof his Majorcan restaurant THE RED BAR. Neighbours complained that the deceased BEATLES's legend's son was allowing parties to continue too late in the...

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Clapton: 'Forceful' Lennon And Mccartney Held Back Harrison

13th August 2003

ERIC CLAPTON has paid tribute to his late friend SIR GEORGE HARRISON - claiming he was prevented from reaching his true potential by his BEATLES bandmates. The fellow guitar maestro was a close pal...

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Beatles Signatures A Winner For Hotelier

5th August 2003

A British hotelier who welcomed the BEATLES in 1963 hopes their signatures in his guest book will net him a fortune. MIKE LONGWORTH was just a teenager when the Liverpudlian four-piece stayed at his...

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Unseen John Lennon Footage Wins At Auction

28th July 2003

Amateur film footage of deceased BEATLE JOHN LENNON has sold at a New York auction for $53,775 (GBP33,235). The two reels of film, which were shot by a female student who met the legendary...

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Stuart Sutcliffe's Sister: I Didn't Accuse Lennon

24th July 2003

LATEST: The sister of former BEATLE STUART SUTCLIFFE has rubbished claims she accused JOHN LENNON of causing the injuries that killed her brother. PAULINE SUTCLIFFE had been quoted as saying a fight between her...

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Macca Honoured By Retrospective Exhibition

22nd July 2003

The solo career of SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is to be the subject of an exhibition in the former BEATLE's hometown of Liverpool, England. PAUL McCARTNEY - THE SOLO YEARS, which opens on Saturday (26JUL03),...

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Is Lennon To Blame For Sutcliffe's Death?

16th July 2003

The sister of original BEATLES star STUART SUTCLIFFE has reignited claims a beating by JOHN LENNON caused his fatal brain haemorrhage. PAULINE SUTCLIFFE, the sister of the musician and artist who died in 1962,...

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