1975 – Sean Lennon is born this day in rock history! Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born 9 October 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the son of musicians and peace activists John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Biography Early life and education Sean Lennon was born in […]
1974 – Lennon is reunited with Yoko Ono after his yearlong, booze-sodden “Lost Weekend.”
1974 – John Lennon releases his “Walls And Bridges” LP, which would go on to top the Billboard album chart a few weeks later. Recorded during his estrangement from Yoko Ono, it turned out to be the last record that Lennon recorded without input from her.
1972 – John Lennon & Yoko Ono release Some Time in New York City. The album comes free with a second disc that features an atrocious live performance in which the Mothers of Invention back the couple.
1971 – John Lennon releases his second solo record, Imagine. It becomes his first No. 1 solo album. But Rolling Stone‘s Ben Gerson is unimpressed. “On the evidence of Imagine, I don’t think John has resolved the manner in which a masterpiece and an artistic dead-end like Plastic Ono Band can successfully be followed,” he […]
1971 – Yoko Ono appears at the London department store Selfridges, where she signs copies of her book Grapefruit. John Lennon turns up to lend a wrist.
1971 – Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention are joined onstage at New York’s Fillmore East by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
1971 – At Cannes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono screen their films “Apotheosis” and “Fly.”
1970 – In today’s Rolling Stone is the first part of an off-the-cuff interview with John Lennon by Jann Wenner. Among Lennon’s pearls is this summary of the Beatles reaction to Yoko Ono: “You sit through 60 sessions with the most big-headed uptight people on earth and see what it’s f*ckin’ like, and be insulted […]
1970 – John Lennon begins recording sessions for what will become his therapeutic John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album.
1970 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono both cut their hair off in Denmark and declare it to be Year One. Drugs, anyone?
1969 – During their stay in Canada, John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and discuss drug abuse with John Munro, the Minister of Health.