John Lennon & Yoko Ono's "Imagine" Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary With Global Participatory Events On September 9th
Since it was released on September 9, 1971, on the iconic eponymous album, “Imagine,” John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s paean for peace has become one of the most famous and beloved songs in the history of music – an indelible melody known the world over, a sentiment shared no matter the language spoken.
‘24 Hours: The World of John and Yoko’, a documentary short that initially aired on December 15, 1969, on the BBC, is now available to stream for the first time since its original broadcast exclusively on The Coda Collection.
Directed by Paul Morrison, the cinema verite style film chronicles the creativity and activism of John Lennon and Yoko Ono during the period and was shot at Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park estate, Abbey Road Studios, and the Apple offices in London during the couple’s campaign to promote peace.
Saint Disruption, the spirit-driven artistic duo led by pianist John Medeski and folk healer Jeff Firewalker Schmitt, has teamed up with Asheville-based hip-hop quartet Free Radio to release a split single and reimagined version of Yoko Ono’s “Where Do We Go From Here.” Listen to “Where Do We Go From Here” here: https://youtu.be/osZPO10zDe8
The John Lennon Estate has released a video for the new Raw Studio Mix of John's classic track "Isolation," which was filmed upstairs at John and Yoko’s home at Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire on July 16, 1971. The video is filled with timed Easter Eggs throughout that shows hidden elements and clues of the life John and Yoko shared, as well as important artifacts.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon's Legendary Peace Anthem "Give Peace A Chance" Revealed In New Never-Before-Seen Video
Before famously recording their legendary pacifist anthem “Give Peace A Chance” at their Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on May 31st, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono rehearsed an early version of the song while at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in the Bahamas just days before, on May 25th.
Intimate, never-before-seen 8mm film footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon captured at home in 1968 has been paired together with the brand-new Ultimate Mix of “Look At Me” for a thrilling new video. Filmed by camera operator William Wareing and his crew, the video features black and white and color footage on “home movie” Standard 8 film filmed between takes of John and Yoko’s films, “Film No. 5” (“Smile”) (conceived by Yoko) and “Two Virgins” (conceived by John and Yoko).
From the haunting, funereal bells and emotional wails of opening track “Mother,” it was immediate – John Lennon’s first solo studio album was unlike anything he had made before. Recorded in 1970, shortly after the demise of The Beatles, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band saw John stripping away the artifice and ornamentation for a visceral artistic exorcism that was confessional, raw, painfully honest, and revelatory.
To celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary, Yoko Ono will release a special reissue of ‘Wedding Album’, out this Friday 22nd March with Chimera Music and Secretly Canadian. Its release comes 50 years after Yoko and John were married - to mark the golden wedding anniversary of two of the 20th century’s most emblematic cultural figures.