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Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono ( OH-noh; Japanese: 小野 洋子, romanized: Ono Yōko, usually spelled in katakana オノ・ヨーコ; born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art and filmmaking.Ono grew up in Tokyo and moved to New York City in 1953 with her family. She became involved with New York City's downtown artists scene in the early 1960s, which included the Fluxus group, and became well known in 1969 when she married English musician John Lennon of the Beatles. The couple used their honeymoon as a stage for public protests against the Vietnam War. She and Lennon remained married until he was murdered in front of the couple's apartment building, the Dakota, on 8 December 1980. Together they had one son, Sean, who later also became a musician.

Ono began a career in popular music in 1969, forming the Plastic Ono Band with Lennon and producing a number of avant-garde music albums in the 1970s. She achieved commercial and critical acclaim in 1980 with the chart-topping album Double Fantasy, a collaboration with Lennon that was released three weeks before his murder, winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. To date, she has had twelve number one singles on the US Dance charts, and in 2016 was named the 11th most successful dance club artist of all time by Billboard magazine. Many musicians have paid tribute to Ono as an artist in her own right and as a muse and icon, including Elvis Costello, the B-52's, Sonic Youth and Meredith Monk.As Lennon's widow, Ono works to preserve his legacy. She funded the Strawberry Fields memorial in Manhattan's Central Park, the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, and the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Japan (which closed in 2010). She has made significant philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace, disaster relief in Japan and the Philippines, and other such causes. In 2002, she inaugurated a biennial $50,000 LennonOno Grant for Peace. In 2012, she received the Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Human Rights Award and co-founded the group Artists Against Fracking.

Articles

June 18, 2022

Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday Celebrated by Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon & More: See Their Tributes

"Thanks for all the lovely greetings and warm wishes for my birthday," Macca tweeted.

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June 18, 2022

Sean Ono Lennon Marks Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday With ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ Cover

Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and many more pay tribute to Beatles legend on landmark birthday

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June 15, 2022

Sex Pistols singles owned by John Peel sell for £20,400 at auction

Rare records by the likes of The Smiths, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Nirvana also went up for sale The post Sex Pistols singles owned by John Peel sell for £20,400 at auction appeared first on NME.

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April 20, 2022

‘I Have No Shame About Nakedness’: When John Lennon Defended ‘Two Virgins’ in Court

An excerpt from new book 'Lennon, the Mobster & the Lawyer' finds the ex-Beatle championing his and Yoko Ono's infamous nude album cover in New York Supreme Court

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March 5, 2022

Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono

Curated by Ben Gibbard and featuring Sharon Van Etten, David Byrne, Japanese Breakfast and more, this tribute album fares best when the artists match Yoko Ono’s fearless spirit.

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February 16, 2022

Hear Death Cab For Cutie Cover Yoko Ono’s ‘Waiting for the Sunrise’

Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono will be released on the artist's 89th birthday

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February 16, 2022

Listen to Death Cab For Cutie’s cover of Yoko Ono’s ‘Waiting For The Sunrise’

A new Ben Gibbard-curated collection of covers of Yoko classics, featuring Sharon Van Etten, David Byrne and more, is out this week The post Listen to Death Cab For Cutie’s cover of Yoko Ono’s ‘Waiting For The Sunrise’ appeared first on NME.

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February 15, 2022

Death Cab for Cutie Cover Yoko Ono’s “Waiting for the Sunrise”: Listen

From the Benjamin Gibbard–curated compilation Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono

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January 27, 2022

Japanese Breakfast Covers ‘Nobody Sees Me Like You Do’ for Upcoming Yoko Ono Tribute

Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono also features contributions from artists including Sharon Van Etten, Death Cab for Cutie and David Byrne and Yo La Tengo

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January 26, 2022

Japanese Breakfast Shares Cover of Yoko Ono’s “Nobody Sees Me Like You Do”: Listen

From Benjamin Gibbard’s tribute compilation Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono

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January 26, 2022

Hear Japanese Breakfast cover Yoko Ono’s ‘Nobody Sees Me Like You Do’

It comes as the latest preview of the forthcoming ‘Ocean Child’ tribute album The post Hear Japanese Breakfast cover Yoko Ono’s ‘Nobody Sees Me Like You Do’ appeared first on NME.

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January 13, 2022

Frank Zappa and the Mothers’ Epic 1971 Fillmore East Shows Get 50th-Anniversary Reissue

8-CD set also includes band's encore with John Lennon and Yoko Ono and a recording of infamous London's Rainbow Bridge gig that left Zappa nearly paralyzed

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January 5, 2022

David Byrne and Yo La Tengo Cover Yoko Ono’s “Who Has Seen the Wind”: Listen

It’s the first single from the Benjamin Gibbard–curated tribute album Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono

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January 5, 2022

‘Her Songwriting Has Been Criminally Overlooked’: Ben Gibbard Announces Yoko Ono Tribute Album

David Byrne and Yo La Tengo preview Ocean Child with a cover of "Who Has Seen the Wind?"

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January 5, 2022

Ben Gibbard curates Yoko Ono tribute compilation featuring David Byrne, Sharon Van Etten and more

'Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono' will be released in February The post Ben Gibbard curates Yoko Ono tribute compilation featuring David Byrne, Sharon Van Etten and more appeared first on NME.

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December 16, 2021

Hear Yoko Ono’s ‘Listen, The Snow Is Falling’, which is finally available to stream

The 1971 track was the B-side to John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ The post Hear Yoko Ono’s ‘Listen, The Snow Is Falling’, which is finally available to stream appeared first on NME.

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December 3, 2021

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett and All the Collabs That Have Received Grammy Nods for Album of the Year

'Love for Sale' is the third male/female collab to receive a nod, following John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s 'Double Fantasy' and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ 'Raising Sand.'

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November 28, 2021

Yoko Ono shares article saying new Peter Jackson film proves she didn’t break up The Beatles

Yoko shared the article with her 4.6 million followers on Twitter The post Yoko Ono shares article saying new Peter Jackson film proves she didn’t break up The Beatles appeared first on NME.

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September 29, 2021

Unreleased John Lennon, Yoko Ono Song Sells at Auction for Almost $60,000

Performance of "Radio Peace" appears on a cassette made by four Danish teenagers who got to interview Lennon and Ono in 1970

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July 23, 2021

John Legend, Keith Urban, Angélique Kidjo Lead ‘Imagine’ Performance at Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

Hans Zimmer composed the new take on the John Lennon, Yoko Ono classic, which also featured Alejandro Sanz and the Suginami Junior Chorus

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July 7, 2021

Ringo Starr Turns 81: Yoko Ono, Others Wish Beatles Drummer a Happy Birthday

Friends and fans turned to social media to wish Ringo a very happy birthday.

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May 18, 2021

John Lennon and Yoko Ono documentary ’24 Hours…’ is now available to stream

It was last seen more than 50 years ago... The post John Lennon and Yoko Ono documentary ’24 Hours…’ is now available to stream appeared first on NME.

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April 21, 2021

See Inside John Lennon, Yoko Ono’s Tittenhurst Park Home in New ‘Isolation’ Video

The 'Raw Studio Mix' version of classic track appears on upcoming John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band box set reissue

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April 13, 2021

John Lennon Estate Releases Early Demo Video of ‘Give Peace a Chance’

John Lennon and Yoko Ono rehearsed their famous performance at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in May 1969

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April 2, 2021

Watch unearthed footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in ‘Look At Me’ video

The never-before-seen footage from 1968 was captured in their home in Surrey The post Watch unearthed footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in ‘Look At Me’ video appeared first on NME.

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April 1, 2021

Unearthed John Lennon, Yoko Ono Footage Highlights New ‘Look at Me’ Video

Never-before-seen 8mm films feature in latest visual from upcoming John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band-The Ultimate Collection reissue

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January 28, 2021

Yoko Ono and Janie Hendrix help launch new music channel Coda Collection

The streaming service will provide access to classic concert films, new music documentaries and rare archival footage The post Yoko Ono and Janie Hendrix help launch new music channel Coda Collection appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

YUME O MOTO

August 24, 2022

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No, No, No b/w Nobody Sees Me Like You Do

February 17, 2022

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Who Has Seen The Wind?

January 5, 2022

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Listen, The Snow Is Falling

December 16, 2021

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Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) [Ultimate Mix]

August 26, 2020

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WARZONE

October 19, 2018

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I Love You Earth

October 16, 2018

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Imagine

October 9, 2018

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I’m Alive

October 2, 2018

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Teddy Bear

September 25, 2018

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I Love All of Me

September 18, 2018

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Children Power

September 11, 2018

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Why

September 4, 2018

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It’s Gonna Rain

August 28, 2018

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Woman Power

August 21, 2018

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Where Do We Go From Here

August 14, 2018

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Now Or Never

August 7, 2018

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Hell In Paradise

July 31, 2018

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Warzone

July 24, 2018

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What a Bastard the World Is

June 14, 2017

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Hell In Paradise (feat. Moby)

February 19, 2016

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Yes, I'm A Witch Too

February 19, 2016

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Soul Got Out Of The Box (feat. Portugal. The Man) - Single

December 11, 2015

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Anohni & Yoko

February 15, 2015

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BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY

September 2, 2014

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TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL

September 17, 2013

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YOKOKIMTHURSTON

October 2, 2012

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You're The One

January 1, 2007

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Yes, I'm A Witch

January 1, 2007

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Open Your Box

January 1, 2007

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Rising Mixes

June 3, 1996

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Rising

November 7, 1995

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Live Peace in Toronto 1969

January 1, 1995

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Milk And Honey

January 27, 1984

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Double Fantasy Stripped Down

November 17, 1980

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Double Fantasy

November 17, 1980

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Feeling The Space

November 23, 1973

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Approximately Infinite Universe

January 8, 1973

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Sometime In New York City

June 12, 1972

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Fly

September 20, 1971

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Why (Extended Version)

December 11, 1970

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Plastic Ono Band

December 11, 1970

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Wedding Album

October 20, 1969

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Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions

May 9, 1969

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Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins

November 11, 1968

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