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Elizabeth Taylor Named Highest-earning Dead Celebrity

Dame Elizabeth Taylor has surpassed Michael Jackson as the highest-earning dead celebrity in the past year. The late actress' estate amassed a staggering $210 million last year mainly thanks to the auction of Elizabeth's jewellery,...

Julian Lennon Landed Aerosmith Role Over Steven Tyler's Shower Singing

John Lennon's musician son Julian landed a collaboration with Aerosmith after he caught the band's frontman STEVEN TYLER singing in the shower during a stay at a hotel in Los Angeles.Lennon joined the group in...

Elton John Unveils Footage Of John Lennon Duet

Sir Elton John has unveiled extraordinary footage of his famous onstage performance of Empty Garden with John Lennon in New York.The painstakingly restored film, shot by a fan, is the only known colour footage of...

John Lennon's Imagine Banned From Funeral Services

John Lennon's classic song Imagine has been banned from dozens of church funeral services in the U.K. over its controversial lyrics.Despite being one of the best-loved songs of all time, religious leaders are declining to...

Lady Gaga Wants To 'Cry' Over Unreleased Songs

Lady Gaga wants to ''cry'' because there are so many songs she has recorded but cannot release.The 'Born This Way' hitmaker has put out two full albums since debut single 'Just Dance' in 2009, but...

John Lennon's 72nd Birthday Celebrated, His Legacy Lives On

There are few people that have ever lived, who have changed the world and made such an enormous impact, that subsequently results in their memory being upheld, almost as sacred, all over the world, decades...

I Love The Beatles But It’S Time To Move On: Jarvis Cocker Reviews John Lennon Letters Book

Jarvis Cocker has reviewed the latest book to be have been published about The Beatles. 'The John Lennon Letters', edited by Hunter Davies, is a collection of missives from the late Beatles’ songwriter, dating from...

John Lennon Slammed Mccartneys In Angry Note

John Lennon ordered Sir Paul Mccartney's wife Linda to "shut up" and branded her "insane" in a furious rant after The Beatles broke up.A series of previously unseen letters penned by the late Imagine hitmaker...

Lady Gaga Wins Peace Award From John Lennon And Yoko Ono

Lady Gaga will be awarded the LennonOno Grant For Peace award.The 'Edge Of Glory' hitmaker has been chosen for the prize - in memory of late The Beatles musician John Lennon - for her commitment...

Pussy Riot Use John Lennon Award Cash For Freedom Fight

Jailed Russian punks Pussy Riot are using a cash grant from John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to fund their fight for freedom.Three members of the controversial group - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich...

Lady Gaga To Receive John Lennon Award

Lady Gaga is to be honoured for her political activism by Yoko Ono with a special award in memory of her late husband John Lennon.The pop superstar will be handed the biennial LennonOno Grant For...

The Beatles' Chip Shop Footage Set To Be Released

Unseen footage of The Beatles in a chip shop is set to be released. The Space is due to show behind the scenes footage of the 'Hey Jude' group - Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison,...

Unseen Beatles Footage Captures Their 'Fabulous World'

Unseen footage of The Beatles' captures the ''fabulous world'' of the band ''perfectly''.The legendary musicians - Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Star - are seen behind the scenes of their 1967...

John Lennon Art Exhibition To Open In New York

An exhibition featuring artwork by the late John Lennon is set to open in New York this week (begs01Oct12) to mark what would have been his 72nd birthday.The Beatles icon's widow, Yoko Ono, will present...

Neil Young And Foo Fighters Lead Central Park Poverty Awareness Concert

Neil Young and Foo Fighters were among the star attractions at Saturday night’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. The concert was held in order to raise awareness about issues surrounding poverty and according to...

Liam Gallagher's Lennon Praise

Liam Gallagher prefers John Lennon to Sir Paul McCartney.Although the Beady Eye rocker is a huge admirer of both Beatles legends he says his alliances will always be with the late John, because he was...

Pussy Riot To Be Honoured By Yoko Ono

John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is to pay tribute to jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot by handing them a special award in honour of her late husband.The band attracted worldwide attention in February (12)...

Lady Gaga's Twickenham Show Kick Starts UK Leg Of 'Born This Way' Tour

Lady Gaga kick started the UK leg of her 'Born This Way' tour at Twickenham last night and did so in typical Gaga-esque fashion. The 26-year-old singer played a set that saw her utilise a...

John Lennon Killer Claims He Didn't Target Him

John Lennon's killer claims he didn't target the Beatles singer.The 'Imagine' hitmaker was shot dead outside his New York apartment in December 1980 by Mark Chapman but he claims he only killed him because he...

John Lennon's Murderer Planned To Live With Christian Minister

John Lennon's murderer Mark David Chapman had planned to live and work with a Christian minister in New York if he had been granted parole.The 57 year old, who fatally shot the Beatles icon outside...

Sean Lennon Warns About Fracking In Opinion Piece

John Lennon's son Sean has issued a public plea to officials in New York to ban hydraulic fracturing projects in the state to preserve natural land that is "on the verge" of destruction.The Beatles legend's...

Yoko Ono To Host Anti-fracking Event In New York

John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and the couple's son Sean are set to host an event against hydraulic fracturing in New York City on Wednesday (29Aug12) to protest drilling for natural gas.The mother and son...

John Lennon's Killer Mark Chapman Denied Parole: Will He Ever Be Released?

Mark David Chapman, the man responsible for John Lennon 's death has been denied parole for the seventh time, prison officials said on Thursday (August 23, 2012). Mr Chapman, who shot dead the legendary Beatles...

John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again

John Lennon's murderer Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for the seventh time.Chapman appeared before a panel of officials in New York state on Wednesday (22Aug12) but his release from prison was denied by...

John Lennon's Tooth Moulded Into New Sculpture

A Canadian artist has incorporated a piece of John Lennon's tooth into a new clay model of The Beatles icon.The tragic star's tooth was sold off at the Omega Auction House in Stockport, England last...

John Lennon's Mansion On The Market

John Lennon's former mansion home in Surrey, England is up for sale.The St George's Hill-area estate near Weybridge, which the Beatles legend and his first wife Cynthia called home between 1964 and 1968, is on...

John Lennon's Former Home On Market For 15m

John Lennon's former home has gone up for sale for £15 million. The late music legend wrote a number of tracks for The Beatles' eighth studio album, the seminal 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band',...

Paul Mccartney Glad Beatles Never Reunited

Sir Paul McCartney is glad The Beatles never reunited. The legendary 'Get Back' band ended in 1969 amidst legal wrangling and the bassist-and-singer - one of the surviving two members of the group, alongside Ringo...

Elton John 'Apprehensive' About Ibiza Performance

Sir Elton John was ''apprehensive'' about performing in Ibiza. The 'Rocket Man' singer recently reworked some of his classic hits with Australian dance duo Pnau and took to the stage on the party island to...

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