In 1969, when he was 14 years old, Jerry Levitan sauntered past a row of reporters lined outside John Lennon’s Toronto hotel room, knocked on the door, and convinced his favorite Beatle to give him a short interview. Mr. Lennon was about to swaddle himself in bedsheets and conduct his Montreal Bed-In for Peace with Read More
So, in the interest of writing about something, anything, other than Chinese Democracy (which, by the way, landed on Best Buy’s shelves yesterday), we thought we’d fill you in on yet another musical event we thought would never come to pass. It involves the Beatles and that infamous little comment John Lennon made Read More
Hey, here’s a good way to spend $2. Starting tomorrow, and showing through the weekend, Open House Gallery on Mulberry Street will display a collection of John Lennon’s artworks in honor of the Beatle’s would-have-been 68th birthday. “Imagine Peace: A Look Into John Lennon’s Life Through His Artwork,” according to the press release, “features Lennon’s Read More
Running Time 84 minutes
Written and Directed by J. P. Schaefer
Starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan
On the fateful, moonless night of Dec. 8, 1980, in an act of insanity that jolted the world, John Lennon was brutally and senselessly gunned down in the entrance of the Dakota, a famous Read More
Paying $100 million for Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull seemed, to us, outrageous until this afternoon. That’s because someone just bought a lock of John Lennon’s hair—of all things—for $48,000 from the Beatles’ onetime hairdresser, Betty Glasgow. The anonymous, winning bid came into London’s Gorringes auction house over the phone. Preliminary Read More
iTunes and Starbucks are teaming up to release the John Lennon video collection digitally, according to NME. The John Lennon Video Album is due out December 4, and features 21 videos including "Imagine," "Working Class Hero," and "Give Peace a Chance." Get a preview of the videos on Mr. Lennon’s official Read More
On Monday, June 18, The Transom curled up with artist and activist Yoko Ono on a loveseat in her dressing room at the 92nd Street Y, where she had just finished a question-and-answer session with Anthony DeCurtis, music critic and Rolling Stone contributing editor, before a nearly sold-out auditorium.
Ms. Ono, a spry 74, Read More
As I’ve been waiting for the right occasion to call 311, the Mayor’s complaint hotline, and it came when my mother recently almost took a header out of her wheelchair in Central Park.
Let me explain. She was feeling rather depressed, so I thought a visit to Strawberry Fields for some people-watching might Read More
Sometime back in the late 1990′s, Britt Daniel, the leader of the Austin, Tex.–based band Spoon, figured out what he wanted to do with himself. His life’s mission, he told CMJ New Music Monthly in a 2002 interview, had become clear: “to add to the history of great rock records.” Most people would call this Read More
budding cherry blossoms. The soft breeze fluttering the sails of the model
boats on Conservatory Pond. These aren’t the only signs of spring in Central
Park. There’s also the return on my 104-year-old grandmother and her cronies to
their respective benches at Strawberry Fields.
A lot of people stop making friends
by the time Read More