Ono Praises Beatles' 'Special' Songs

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO barely knows the BEATLES songs - and only realised their music is "special" when she recently revisited the band's back catalogue.
Avant-garde artist Ono met Lennon in 1966 - at the height of the Fab Four's fame - and was wed to the rock legend until his death in New York in 1980.
But she has confessed she is no expert on the band's music, and gained a new appreciation of the tracks when she helped organise the release of remastered versions of their albums earlier this month (Sep09).
She says, "I didn't know the Beatles' songs so well until I started to become responsible for them. Having to check it, listen to it, and make sure everything is alright reminded me how each one has some kind of special energy."
Ono is also adamant the new The Beatles: Rock Band video game is a good move - because it will spearhead a second coming for the band.
She adds, "It's not about chopping heads. It's going to promote peace and love. It's going to be fantastic. It is like the second Beatles revolution in a sense. It's going to make this planet into an artistic place... I think John would have loved it."


Tags: John Lennon - Yoko Ono - Beatles


More John Lennon

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'...

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...

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...

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...


A Hard Days Night [Remastered] Trailer

In 1964, black and white music comedy 'A Hard Day's Night' was released, starring the world's most famous rock band The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul...

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...

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...

Is Radler's New Dead Celebrities Beer Advert Hilarious, Bad-Taste...Or Both? [Video]

A new European beer commercial from the Radler brand has caused controversy across the world in countries where the advert's dark sense of humour doesn't...



John Lennon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Lennon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All