John Lennon

  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer August 24, 2014

    New York: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside...
  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer August 23, 2014

    New York: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside...
  • George Harrison's Rickenbacker electric guitar fetches USD 657,000 at Beatles auction May 18, 2014

    An electric guitar played by George Harrison on British television before the Beatles' U.S. "invasion" fetched USD 657,000 at auction on Saturday in New York, topping pre-sale estimates, Julien's Auctions said. Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar on 1963 appearances on...
  • John Lennon's artworks to be auctioned in NYC March 24, 2014

    New York: A collection of John Lennon's drawings and manuscripts is going up for auction. The "You Might Well Arsk" sale of the late Beatles singer's material is scheduled to take place June 4 in New York, Sotheby's said. The items are being put up for sale by Tom Maschler, who had...
  • John Lennon's detention sheets to be auctioned November 13, 2013

    The Beatles singer John Lennon apparently wasn't an advocate of peace and love in high school. Detention sheets from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School for Boys, to be auctioned later in November, show the antics of a 15-year-old Lennon from the Beatles. A pair of the late Beatle's detention sheets show him...
  • Jim Carrey's anti-gun video features Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi March 27, 2013

    New York: Funnyman Jim Carrey has released a spoof video 'Cold Dead Hand' which mocks the gun rights lobby and features actors dressed as Mahatma Gandhi, John Lennon and Abraham Lincoln. In the video, 51-year-old Carrey is dressed as late actor and former National Rifles Association President Charlton Heston, reported...
  • Al Pacino, Julianne Moore to star in 'Imagine' October 25, 2012

    Los Angeles: Director Dan Fogelman says it was beyond his wildest dreams to get Al Pacino and Julianne Moore to star in his John Lennon-inspired film debut. The film centres on an aging 1970s rocker played by Pacino, who decides to turn his life around, and marks the directorial debut...
  • 50 years of The Beatles' 'Love Me Do': well, not exactly October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It is said that the rocker quartet from the British dockside town of Liverpool, The Beatles, started their big-league journey exactly fifty years back when on September 4, 1962, they recorded their first single 'Love Me Do' at the iconic Abbey Road Studios of EMI in London. Accordingly,...
  • John Lennon's killer denied parole for 7th time August 24, 2012

    Albany, N.Y.: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his seventh appearance before a parole board, said New York corrections officials. Mark David Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing, the state Department of Corrections said. The transcript of his latest hearing wasn't immediately...
  • Jailed for 31 years, John Lennon killer up for parole August 20, 2012

    London: Mark Chapman, who was jailed in 1981 for the murder of John Lennon, is up for parole for the seventh time and may be released, a media report said. The 57-year-old inmate at the Wende Correctional Facility will be interviewed by members of the parole board soon, and the board...
  • Music has healing powers: Paul McCartney June 29, 2012

    London: Beatles legend Paul McCartney believes in the healing power of music and says an Elvis Presley song once cured his headache. The 70-year-old singer said songs have a powerful effect, reported Contactmusic. "The healing power of music is serious. I remember I had a mate called Ian James, just my...
  • Beatles legend Harrison's sister plans tell-all book December 1, 2011

    London: Beatles legend George Harrison's sister Louise says she is writing a book about the guitarist and his famous bandmates. Louise Harrison is the older sister of the late guitarist - who died of lung cancer ten years ago on November 29 - at the age of 58. She said that...
  • 10 Best tweets John Lennon never posted... October 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Today is the 71st birth anniversary of renowned English musician and singer-songwriter John Winston Lennon. He is also known as the one of the founding members of The Beatles. He was murdered at the age of 40, in 1980. Born in Liverpool, England Lennon grew up with his Aunt...
  • Beatles barber turns shop into tribute to Fab 4 July 30, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Beatles fan Gerardo Weiss ran a typical Buenos Aires barber shop until he had a dream that the Fab Four dropped in for a haircut. Seven years later, Weiss has made Beatles-inspired cuts his specialty. "The dream got etched on my memory," he said at the modest salon, the walls...
  • Unpublished Beatles photographs to be auctioned May 21, 2011

    New York: Fifty lots of unpublished photographs of The Beatles' first US concerts taken by a teenager in 1964 are expected to fetch about $100,000 when they are sold at auction, Christie's said on Friday. The pristine, black-and-white photographs, which had been stored in a box for 45 years, chronicle The...
  • First book of John Lennon letters to be published April 9, 2011

    New York: Yoko Ono has granted permission for the first collection of letters by John Lennon to be published, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Friday. The book, titled "The Lennon Letters," will be published in October, 2012 and include hundreds of letters and postcards the late Beatle wrote to...
  • Lennon remembered on 30th death anniversary December 8, 2010

    London: On the 30th death anniversary of John Lennon on Wednesday, musicians and fans gathered in Liverpool, the home town of the Beatles, to celebrate the works of the legendary singer and activist. A recreation of Astrid Kircherr's famous 1964 photograph of the 'Fab Four' on the St George's Hall steps,...
  • Remembering John Lennon: his final interview December 8, 2010

    New York: Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics - saying they were just interested in "dead heroes" - and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had "plenty of time" to accomplish some of his life goals. Lennon's final interview was...
  • Google's imaginative John Lennon doodle October 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Had Mark David Chapman not fired that fatal shot on December 8, 1980 and John Lennon was alive today, he would have been pleased to see the Google doodle marking his 70th birth anniversary. While John Lennon's birthday is on 9 October, Google started celebrating the singer-songwriter's birthday a...
  • Google doodles to celebrate Lennon's birth anniversary October 8, 2010

    Google has a 32-second video on its page with legendary singer John Lennon's iconic song 'Imagine' being played. ...
  • Lennon's fingerprints seized by FBI from auction October 8, 2010

    London: A set of John Lennon's fingerprints that were due for auction has been seized by the FBI from a memorabilia shop in New York, a media report said Friday. The agents from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security raided the shop in Manhattan Wednesday, the Independent reported on its...
  • John Lennon's toilet auctioned for $ 14,740 August 29, 2010

    London: Imagine buying a toilet worth $ 14,740. Difficult, right? Well, that's just what a Beatle fan has done. A toilet that belonged to late Beatle John Lennon has fetched 9,500 pounds ($ 14,740) at an auction on Saturday, around 10 times its estimate, organisers said. Lennon, who was...
  • John Lennon's lyrics up for auction April 29, 2010

    John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to A Day in the Life, considered one of the Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', will go on sale in New York in June. Sotheby's auctioneer, which described it as "the revolutionary song that marked the Beatles'...
  • Watch: The Beatles wax statues reach Delhi November 2, 2009

    Liverpool City's most popular boys, the Beatles have made it to Delhi in the form of wax statues! ...
  • Harrison faked Beatles' signatures for a dying fan May 4, 2009

    London: Beatles legend George Harrison once forged signatures of his band mates only to make a dying fan's wish come true. He faked the signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on photos sent to a cancer victim Ann Bartlett, 16,...
  • Imagine: Beatles legend Lennon appealing for kids December 27, 2008

    New York: Imagine, John Lennon makes a television commercial for charity: 28 years after his death. Through the use of digital technology, the former Beatle urges people across the United States to support a campaign by ‘One Laptop per Child’ to deliver tough, solar-powered XO laptop computers to the world's poorest...
  • Vatican forgives John Lennon for Jesus quip November 24, 2008

    Vatican City: The Vatican's newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a "boast" by a young man grappling with sudden fame. The comment by Lennon to a London newspaper in 1966 infuriated Christians, particularly in the...
  • Maharishi taught Beatles to give peace a chance February 7, 2008

    Amsterdam: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Indian mystic who taught meditation to the West, inspired the anti-materialism of the late sixties and the music of the Beatles, gaining a hold over the era's most influential stars. The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - recorded The...
  • Beatles smash hits now a mashup November 21, 2006

    New York: It's the Beatles as they never even imagined themselves. The Beatles' Love album being released on Tuesday is a thorough reinterpretation of their work, with familiar sounds in unfamiliar places, primarily created by the son of the man who was in the control room for virtually all of their...