When John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ was released in November 1968, it threw more than a few Beatles fans for a loop. From the cover image of a stark-naked Lennon and Ono to the other-worldly and improvised sounds contained within, ‘Two Virgins’ was both a singular statement for the time and a line in the sand -- not only between Lennon and his fans, but among his band members as well.
As part of Yoko Ono's UK press blitz for her efforts as curator of the 2013 Meltdown Festival in London, the 80-year-old artist/activist acknowledged the pressures inherent in her marriage to the late John Lennon, describing being married to a Beatle as "the most difficult thing to be."
Since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980, his widow Yoko Ono has devoted herself to campaigning for stricter gun control legislation -- so it's only fitting that yesterday (March 21), Ono celebrated what should have been their 44th wedding anniversary by issuing a poignant reminder of what's at stake in the ongoing battle over our interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Yoko Ono demonstrated that she is every bit as talented at fashion design as she is in her musical pursuits with the launch of her new John Lennon-inspired fashion line on Tuesday night (Nov. 27) in New York City.
In a move that would probably make John Lennon proud — not to mention inspire him to crack a few dirty jokes about “fracking” — Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon brought their Artists Against Fracking coalition to a public forum yesterday (Aug. 29).