2003 – a long-lost recording featuring John Lennon and Mick Jagger was set to spark a biding war at a London auction. The acetate record was recorded in 1974 with Jagger singing the blues song ‘Too Many Cooks’ and Lennon playing guitar. The track had never been release because the two artists were both signed […]
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
2002 – The Who’s John Entwistle is found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. He has cocaine in his system, and the Deaths is ruled accidental. He is 57. John Alec Entwistle (October 9, 1944 – June 27, 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, and horn player, who was best known […]
2001 – Actor Kevin Spacey hosts Come Together: A Night for John Lennon’s Words and Music at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Performers include Marc Anthony, Alanis Morissette, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots and the Dave Mathews Band. The evening is closed with those present singing “Give Peace A Chance”.
2001 – Yoko Ono visits the Beatle’s hometown of Liverpool, England, to attend a ceremony announcing the renaming of the Liverpool Airport as the Liverpool John Lennon Airport in honor of her late husband.
2000 – John Lennon’s legendary “Imagine” piano is the key item at a combined live and Internet auction of Beatles collectibles.
2000 – On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon’s 60th Birthdays, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, located about 30 kilometers north of Tokyo, between 7-11 a.m., when the museum opens its doors.
2000 – John Lennon’s assassin, Mark Chapman was denied parole after serving 20 years in prison. Chapman was interviewed for 50 minutes by parole board members, who concluded that releasing Chapman would ‘deprecate the seriousness of the crime’.
2000 –A statue honoring John Lennon is unveiled in London. The sculpture is of a handgun with a knotted barrel.
2000 – Thieves steal the gates to Liverpool, England’s Strawberry Fields. The children’s home inspired the John Lennon song. A scrap dealer later turns in the gates to the police.
1999 – Frederic Seaman, a former assistant to John Lennon, is sued by Yoko Ono and Capitol Records over personal effects of the late artist. The suit claims that Seaman launched “an elaborate scheme” to “exploit Lennon’s Deaths by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items.”
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]