News featuring John Lennon

The following news stories mention John Lennon. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 9 hours ago.

’14 Jun 24 Tue

Tuesday 24th June

  • Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" Manuscript Sells for Record-Breaking $2 Million

    Last year, Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" manuscript sold for $197,000, but if that seems awfully pricy, it's nothing compared to Bob Dylan's handwritten draft of "Like a Rolling Stone," which was auctioned off today (June 24) for $2 million U.S. As the Associated Press reports, auctioneer Sotheby's is calling this a record for a pop music manuscript. This eclipses John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the Beatles' classic "A Day in the Life," which sold for $1.2 million in 2010. The manuscript of "Like a Rolling Stone" that went under the gavel in New York is written on four...Read More

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  • ArtsBeat: Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ Manuscript Sells for More Than $2 Million

    Sotheby’s auction, “History of Rock and Roll From Presley to Punk,” also included a guitar owned by John Lennon.

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’14 Jun 16 Mon

Monday 16th June

  • At Bonnaroo: Kim Kardashian's boobs overshadow, but Frank Ocean covers Kanye who gets booed, disses Jay-Z

    Kanye West at Bonnaroo (photo by Brian Mansfield)

    Though the big "news" seems to be Kim Kardashian's see through top (thanks Kanye for making Bonnaroo a place the Kardashians know about), our favorite Kanye related news was Frank Ocean's setlist. As CoS reports, Odd Future's R&B singer didn't end up playing any new songs, but he did play a number of hits from Channel Orange and Nostalgia, Ultra ("Thinkin Bout You," "Novacane," "Pyramids," etc) and his verses on Beyonce's "Superpower" and Kanye's "New Slaves." Speaking of, Kanye once again omitted Beyonce's husband from lyrics, possibly for not appearing at the ceremony where he recently became a husband (to the Bonnaroo newsmaker with the sheer top).

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’14 Jun 5 Thu

Thursday 5th June

’14 Jun 4 Wed

Wednesday 4th June

  • John Lennon's books and manuscripts fetch high price at auction in New York

    The former Beatle's books and manuscripts of parodies, nonsense verse and poetry were sold on Wednesday

    Original manuscripts and drawings by former Beatle John Lennon, produced for two acclaimed books he wrote in the mid-1960s, sold for $2.9m (£1.73m) on Wednesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate, Sotheby's auction house said.

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  • John Lennon's Writings and Drawings Go for Big Bucks at Auction

    The latest auction of John Lennon collectibles was far less weird than prior ones involving his toilet and tooth. Today (June 4) in New York, an assortment of his writings were auctioned off, with some fetching much higher prices than expected. The Sotheby's auction involved various drawings, poems and short stories that were reproduced in his 1964 book In His Own Write and its 1965 follow-up A Spaniard in the Works. There were 89 items in total; the Associated Press reports that every single one of them sold, with 83 percent of them surpassing the expected price. The...Read More

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  • John Lennon Treasure Trove Smashes Auction Estimates

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’14 Jun 2 Mon

Monday 2nd June

’14 May 22 Thu

Thursday 22nd May

  • Amy LaVere: Runaway's Diary review spooky but upbeat storytelling album


    Memphis singer Amy LaVere's longstanding penchant for storytelling songs is given free rein on Runaway's Diary, a concept album inspired by her own teenage flight from her family home. Producer Luther Dickinson gives it that spooked sound associated with Elvis Presley's Sun recordings and with Dickinson's late father, Jim Dickinson, who produced Big Star and the Replacements as well as LaVere's 2011 album, Stranger Me. Cover versions, including songs by Townes Van Zandt (Where I Lead Me) and John Lennon (How?), are cleverly woven into LaVere's loose narrative. On Big Sister, LaVere explores the complex jealousies and fears of a younger sibling with wit and vim: "Big sister's wearing makeup on her face/ She don't care that I can't." She evokes a young girl's vulnerability on opening track Rabbit: "I can't remember why I ran/ Or how I got so lost." But considering the subject matter, this is an upbeat album,…

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  • Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki

    A father and son treat listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.

    An artist is a reflection of their time, their country, their city, and for better or worse, their family. Search most musicians biographies and you will find at least one influential relative that shaped their music -- Bruno Mars’ mother, John Lennon’s aunt, Brian Wilson’s father. But for griots, the esteemed bearers of Mali’s venerable music traditions, this hereditary influence on music stretches back centuries as fathers pass on the tradition to sons who pass…

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