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Why people from all over the world just want to cross this road

London - People are flocking from all corners of the world to cross a pedestrian zebra crossing in north London. Commuters and drivers are forced to slow down and stop to allow the pedestrians, who have right of way, to cross this famous road - but why?

Mark Chapman denied parole for eighth time

Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in December 1980, is denied parole for an eighth time by authorities in New York.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.
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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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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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John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
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