The arresting photo, which includes text that more than a million people have been killed by guns since Lennon was shot in 1980, has been retweeted more than 11,000 times since it was posted Wednesday.
A retweet by the account associated with President Obama forwarded it to his more than 28 million followers. Retweets aren’t always endorsements in Twitter etiquette, but Ono’s activism comes at a time when President Obama and U.S. Democrats’ push for more gun control after the Sandy Hook tragedy seems to be struggling.
A proposed assault weapons ban was stripped from a bill headed to the Senate floor. And that bill, which would universalize background checks, doesn’t have the bipartisan support many backers would like.
Paul has announced his first live date of 2013, which will be part of an all new tour called ‘Out There!’. Paul will play at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on the 22nd of June, and a June 27 show in Vienna, Austria. Runors are circulating that Paul will play over Memorial Day weekend in Las Cruses, New Mexico, with a possible gig on May 26.
Earlier, Paul was confirmed as one of the headliners for this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which will be June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bjork, and Mumford and Sons also are among that festival's performers.
Imagine: 1Million (1.057.000) Americans killed by guns since we lost John Lennon. Stop it now.
An English Heritage “Blue Plaque” at the site of the Beatles’ Apple Boutique in London has been updated to honor George Harrison.
John was commemorated at the address in 2003. The new plaque, including George’s name, was unveiled by original Quarryman bandmate, Rod Davis.
Regarding his new limited edition book, “My Time with the Beatles”, photographer Henry Grossman says: “This new book is the best of my many Beatles photographs. I’m happy to share some of my favorite work and thoughts on those scenes. These are souvenirs of places I remember and some very memorable friends.”
In his introduction to the book, Paul McCartney says: “Even though The Beatles had lots of photographs taken of them, occasionally one of the photographers would be out of the ordinary… Henry Grossman was one such photographer.”
French director Michel Gondry directed the video for Paul McCartney’s “Dance Tonight” in 2007, and now Paul has reportedly done some work as a guest musician on the score for the director's upcoming “Mood Indigo.” According to French site RTL, McCartney came in and played bass on at least two instrumental tracks for the film.
Joe Walsh is working with his brother-in-law--Ringo Starr--again, along with Mick Jagger, Keb 'Mo, Jim Keltner, and super-producer Don Was.
On his Facebook page, Walsh says: “Cooking up something here at Capitol Records! I think you’ll like it.”
'And in the End--The Death and Life of John Lennon' is set to run off London's West End from May 7th to the 1st of June. The play takes place in John's mind on December 8, 1980, after he has been shot, and imagines John's passing through the five stages of death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Whether you just own a few of John, Paul, George and Ringo’s classic albums or you’ve invested thousands of dollars in select, limited-edition vinyls and memorabilia, it’s important to make sure your Fab Four collection is protected. If fire, water or some other disaster wiped out your collection, would you be able to restore or replace your most prized pieces? If a burglar gets away with your collection, how much would you stand to lose?
The group which led the successful campaign to preserve Ringo Starr’s birthplace says it fears that Liverpool’s City Council may change its mind and demolish the block, after all.
It was announced last May that 9 Madryn St. was saved from demolition after an eight-year battle over whether to save the area or demolish the homes.