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Dentist hopes to create John Lennon clone from his tooth

Talk about generating instant karma by making a mockup starting with a musician's molar. That's the objective of a Canadian dentist who wants to clone John Lennon from a tooth he purchased at an auction.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

SXSW film premieres: Jimmy Hendrix biopic, A$AP Rocky documentary

Austin - Seventy-six films will premiere at this year's South By Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Among them are "All Is By My Side," a Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast's Andre 3000, and "SVDDXNLY," a documentary about rapper A$AP Rocky.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Review: It was 50 years ago today — The Beatles U.S. reissues on CD Special

Fifty years have passed since The Beatles invaded U.S. shores and changed the world. To celebrate, Capitol Records has released versions of the Fab Four's albums which were never before issued on CD.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 3 comments

What would 12 dead rock stars look like today?

Photo manipulation of such music movers and shakers as Elvis Presley and John Lennon reveal startling images of how they would appear if they were still alive.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 6 comments

Singer-songwriter Lissie joins Yoko Ono for fight to end hunger

Singer-songwriter Lissie has been selected to serve as Hard Rock's "Imagine There's No Hunger" artist ambassador in the United States.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos - 1 comment

‘Give peace a chance’ John Lennon school detention sheets on sale

It seems that Beatle John Lennon was not always into the peace ideology. An auction is to be held offering 2 school detention sheets, which describe Lennon’s misdemeanors during his school days, including fighting in class and sabotage.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Sweden to celebrate 50th anniversary of Beatles' visit (video)

Karlstad - 50 years ago, the Beatles hit Sweden for their first-ever gig outside the UK. At the time, it was dubbed an "amateur jig". 50 years later, the town will celebrate the anniversary in full Beatlemania form.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Yoko Ono awarded prestigious German peace prize

Berlin - "For her lasting artistic and peace-promoting political work," Yoko Ono, Japanese artist and widow of John Lennon, has won a prestigious German peace prize — the Theodor Wanner Lifetime Achievement Award.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Lost Lennon interview discovered – Message of peace still 'lost'

A Canadian interview with John Lennon was discovered in the attic of a former New York broadcaster. The reel-to-reel tape recounts the late Beatles' 1969 peace mission to Montreal and a visit with then Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau.
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 2 comments

Spanish film on Beatlemania in Franco era wows film festival

San Sebastian - Based on a true story and set in the Franco dictatorship era, a Spanish "Beatlemania" film stunned critics at the San Sebastián film festival in Spain. It tells the tale of how the British band's songs inspired one ordinary Spaniard during hard times.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Review: The Beatles 'Help!' is now available on Blu-ray Special

Fans have waited a long time for the Beatles much-heralded sophomore film outing to get the Blu-ray treatment. The exceptional quality of the print is proof that this was something worth waiting for.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 2 comments

Watch toddler play Beatles' classic 'Don't Let Me Down' with dad

Watch this father and son do a cover of the classic 1969 Beatles love song "Don't Let Me down" by John Lennon, recorded on 28 January and released on the B-side of the single "Get Back" on 11 April, 1969.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Dan Deacon dances to his own tune Special

Musician Dan Deacon contemplates his homeland on America, a bold album that combines hard-edged dance beats and gorgeous symphonic soundscapes. It's a timely work from a thoughtful artist who gladly puts actions behind his convictions.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 2 comments

New Beatles bio offers a graphic look at the Fab Four Special

A new, comic-book style book offers a new, creative take on the history of The Beatles. Combining history with comics, creator Herve Bourhis has fashioned a fascinatingly visual take on the story of the Fab Four.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Lady Gaga to get John Lennon peace award on late-rockers birthday

Lady Gaga has been named one of three to get a John Lennon peace prize to be awarded Oct. 9 on what would have been Lennon's 72nd birthday. Along with Gaga, the Russian band Pussy Riot and late-journalist Christopher Hitchens will get the special award.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Magic and mystery, as Fab Four documentary hits UK TV screens

Previously unseen film of the Beatles eating Britain’s favourite takeout – fish and chips – is to feature in a new documentary on the Fab Four to be shown on the BBC.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

John Lennon's killer up for seventh parole hearing this week

Later this week, Beatles' frontman John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, will face his seventh parole hearing. Chapman shot and killed Lennon outside his New York apartment in 1980. He confessed and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

Review: Backbeat offers a bombastic Beatles history lesson Special

Toronto - Long before The Beatles were famous, they cut their creative teeth in the gritty clubs of Hamburg, Germany. A new musical based on the 1994 movie explores this time, and the complex relationship between John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

‘The Lost Concert’ details The Beatles first concert on US soil

New York - A new documentary film details the events that gave birth to Beatlemania and changed the North American music landscape.
In the Media by John Duarte

Lennon and McCartney's childhood homes given protected status

Liverpool - The childhood homes of the former Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney have been given “listed” status in the UK. This status protects them from demolition and ensures that their original character will be preserved.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Canadian dentist buys John Lennon's tooth for $31,000

Stockport - A tooth belonging to former Beatle John Lennon, described as 'gruesome, yellowy-brown, with a cavity,' was purchased by a Canadian dentist for a record £19,500 (US $31,000) at an auction Saturday in the U.K.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Imagine Peace Tower to be relit in Reykjavik on Lennon's birthday

Imagine Peace Tower will be relit by Yoko Ono on October 9th 2011 in memory of John Lennon. He would have been 71 today (Sunday). The tower will be lit at 8pm Reykjavik time and the event will stream live on the internet.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

64 + 5 - what next for Paul McCartney?

New York - Will you still need me...when I’m sixty-four. Next year, the amazing Mr McCartney will reach the Biblical three score and ten, yet is still hard at work. Does he need the money, or is there another reason for his extraordinary output?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Beatles biographer uncovers hundreds of historic Lennon letters

The author perhaps best known for writing the only authorized biography of the Beatles has uncovered more than 250 letters and cards sent by John Lennon to his family, and they are soon to be published for the first time.
In the Media by Andrew John

Trailer released for Scorsese TV film about George Harrison

Martin Scorsese’s new documentary pic about former Beatles George Harrison is to be broadcast over two evenings in October, it’s been revealed.
In the Media by Andrew John

'The Lennon Letters' to be published in 2012

John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono has agreed for some of Lennon’s personal letters to be published in a book after 30 years have passed since his death.
In the Media by Renee Wilson - 2 comments

Millions remember John Lennon 30 years after his death

Millions of people are marking the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death today. Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980. His widow Yoko Ono, who was standing beside him when he was gunned down in New York, led the tributes.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

John Lennon coin issued by UK Royal Mint

London - British coins generally feature the image of Queen Elizabeth II - but now she's been joined by a famous musician, rock icon John Lennon. The British Beatle was recently honored with a commemorative coin struck by the Royal Mint and released last week.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

Op-Ed: John Lennon 30 years later

While explaining the world to a somewhat over enthusiastic fan who’d sneaked in to his front yard, Lennon said, “I’m just a guy who writes song, y’know?” This line penetrated the fan’s head, where not much else apparently did.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Another Vatican PR error, Ringo Starr dismisses Pope's absolution

Ringo Starr today said "Hello, Goodbye" to the Vatican's PR effort to absolve The Beatles of their message once declared as satanic, but maybe he meant "Get back to where you once belonged." In any case, Ringo dismissed the Vatican effort to score points.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen
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Beatlemania: The Fab Four received a tumultuous welcome when they arrived at John F. Kennedy Interna...
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Beatlemania: The Fab Four received a tumultuous welcome when they arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1964 (left to right: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr)
Recording  Give Peace a Chance . Left to right: Rosemary Leary ( face not visible)  Tommy Smothers (...
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Recording "Give Peace a Chance". Left to right: Rosemary Leary ( face not visible), Tommy Smothers (with back to camera), John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Yoko Ono, Judy Marcioni and Paul Williams
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The Beatles (clockwise from top left: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison)
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
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John Lennon of the Beatles in Almeria, Spain when filming "How I Won the War".
The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band...
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The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band's former members and their offspring; Bourhis here depicts Sean Lennon's recreation of father John Lennon's famous Annie Liebowitz shot of he and Yoko Ono, with his own girlfriend.

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