2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored completely today on This Day in Rock Music History! The iconic movie was carefully restored frame by frame for a May 28th DVD Release this year. The movie was originally released in 1968, and was a surreal story about a magical land called Pepperland which […]
2011 – Two years since Michael jackson Passed and he tops earnings for Dead Rock Stars on This Day in Rock Music History. Elvis is up on the list as well. John Lennon was No. 5 with $12 mill. Ah… that Magical Mystery Tour. It’s been two years since Michael Jackson passed away at the […]
2011 – Lennon’s white ‘Abbey Road’ suit sells for $46,000 STAMFORD, Conn. – The white two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album has been sold at auction in Connecticut for $46,000. The suit and other Beatles memorabilia were sold Saturday at the Braswell Galleries’ annual New Year’s Day […]
2010 – Lennon’s ‘Abbey Road’ suit among auction items NORWALK, Conn. – The white, two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album will be among items auctioned in Connecticut less than a month after the 30th anniversary of the singer-songwriter’s death. The suit, the blazer Lennon wore in the […]
2010 – In honour of John Lennon’s 70th Birthday on Saturday October 9, 2010, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and BoxofVision LLC will today seal three authorized time capsules to carry his legacy to future generations. The time capsules will be preserved and stored until they are opened in a ceremonial presentation on […]
2009 – Bob Dylan mingled unnoticed with other Beatles tourists during a minibus tour to John Lennon’s childhood home. He was one of 14 tourists to examine photos and documents in the National Trust-owned home, where Lennon grew up with his aunt Mimi and uncle George. Dylan who was on a day off on a […]
2008 – On this day in Rock history, Selling for $30,000 (£20,200), A cassette tape of a “drunk” John Lennon recording a cover version of ‘Just Because’ by Lloyd Price. The six-minute recording, made in autumn 1973, is of Lennon performing Lloyd Price’s Just Because. “Debauched lyrics” improvised by “a drunk Lennon” include “just a […]
2007 – a copy of John Lennon’s book, A Spaniard in the Works, which contained a lock of Lennon’s hair, sold at Gorringes Auction House for £24,000, ($48,000). Lennon gave the book and the hair to Betty Glasow, the Fab Four’s hairdresser during their heyday. He wrote in the book, “To Betty, Lots of Love […]
2007 – The John Lennon Northern Lights Festival was held in Durness, Scotland, the most northwesterly and remote village on mainland Britain. Lennon spent his childhood holidays between the ages of nine and 13 in the village and returned with his son Julian, Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko in 1969.
2007 – John Lennon’s “granny” sunglasses sold at auction on This Day in Rock! Selling for an undisclosed figure, these glasses were from one of the last Beatles concerts. Lennon gave the gold-rimmed glasses to his Japanese interpreter in Tokyo in 1966, and the translator removed the lenses when Lennon died.
2007 – a pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during the Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as […]
2005 – The John Lennon song Imagine was voted the nations favourite song a quarter of a century after his death. A UK radio station conducted the poll of 7,000 listeners. The Beatles were voted into second and third place with ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Let It Be.’