2005 – A cheque signed by John Lennon made out to the Inland Revenue sold for £2,000 at a UK auction. It was sold by former madam Lindi St Clair, (formerly known as Miss Whiplash), after she decided she had no use for it. Clair who now runs a duck farm in Herefordshire had bought […]
2005 – the MBE medal that John Lennon returned to the Queen was found in a royal vault at St James’ Palace. Lennon returned his medal in November, 1969 with a letter accompanying saying, “Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of […]
2005 – An image of a naked John Lennon, taken on the last day of his life, was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers.
2003 – John Lennon’s childhood home at 251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool is opened to the public. Yoko Ono is on hand for the festivities and tells reporters Lennon would have been against the war in Iraq.
2003 – Yoko Ono places an ad in The San Francisco Chronicle reading “Imagine Peace … Spring 2003.”
2000 – John Lennon’s Steinway piano, on which he composed ‘Imagine’, went on display at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England. The piano was set to be auctioned on the Internet later in the year and was expected to fetch more than £1 million ($1.7 million).
1996 – In a statement, Paul McCartney is still denying the Beatles will re-form. “The Beatles aren’t interested,” he says. “Money is not an issue. We wouldn’t do it for twice as much. The answer is no.” How do you do it without John Lennon.
1985 – John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.
1984 – Strawberry Fields, an area in Central Park bought by Yoko Ono in memory of her late husband was opened.
1980 – John and Yoko’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. A No.1 in the US & the UK the set featured the No.1 single ‘Just Like Starting Over.’
1980 – John Lennon began recording what would become his final album ‘Double Fantasy’ at The Hit Factory, New York.