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 8 hours ago.

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Tuesday 23rd June

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Wednesday 17th June

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Sunday 14th June

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Thursday 11th June

  • Franz and Sparks: this town is big enough for both of us

    Franz Ferdinand and Sparks represent art-pop over different generations. But, spliced together as FFS, they’re harking back to a time when the charts were properly weird

    OMG, it’s FFS! Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, dressed in a suit, has something of the well-turned-out indie dandy about him, but Ron and Russell Mael look spectacular. An upstairs room in a London pub might be an unremarkable place to meet the Franz frontman and the Sparks pair on the occasion of their union, but there is nothing unremarkable about the brothers. Russell, at 66, retains much of the androgynous flamboyance that made his first Top of the Pops appearance – for 1974’s No 2 hit This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us – such a shock-and-awe experience. As for the 69-year-old Ron, with his jet-black hair and seemingly crayoned-on moustache, there is little change from the cartoonish creation alleged to…

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’15 Jun 8 Mon

Monday 8th June

  • John Lennon's Lost "Love Me Do" Guitar Goes Up for Auction

    Want to own one of the most important instruments in pop history? If you have a few hundred thousand dollars to spare you could soon have a chance, since the acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to write some of the Beatles' earliest hits has now popped up more than 50 years after it was lost. The guitar will hit the auction block in November. According to CNN, Lennon played the 1962 model Gibson J-160E guitar while recording songs like "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You," and he reportedly used it to co-write hits like "She Loves You" and "All My Loving." Lennon also played it during...

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  • John Lennon's Love Me Do guitar, lost for 50 years, to be auctioned in 2015

    The guitar used to write many of the Beatles’ early hits has been located, and is expected to reach $600,000 and $800,000 at an LA auction house

    A guitar once owned by John Lennon – which mysteriously disappeared in 1963 – has been located and will be auctioned in November.

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Sunday 7th June

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Tuesday 26th May

  • Cult heroes: Lawyer by day, psychedelic warrior by night, Cory Rayborn has been supporting the underground for 15 years

    He started Three Lobed Recordings so he could release a record by Bardo Pond, but now Cory Rayborn’s label is a destination for underground rockers

    The difficulty with having musical heroes is that, as the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne puts it, most people in bands are “whore-mongering drug addicts”. From Jerry Lee Lewis marrying his 13-year-old cousin, through John Lennon’s penchant for brawling and bullying, to Alex Turner’s tax arrangements, forget never meeting your heroes – you should never even read about them. To seek out a less dubious idol, you might have to look behind the limelight.

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’15 May 24 Sun

Sunday 24th May

  • Paul McCartney review – good spot Kanye: this guy’s got promise

    From culture-defining classics to moving tributes to John Lennon and George Harrison, this was a class act from Macca following his collaboration with Kanye West

    Those Kanye West fans here to check out his latest protege might be surprised at how quickly he has come on. Just five months after being discovered, he is playing arena shows with a set of 40 songs – at least 27 of which are among the best ever written – and the nation loves him.

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’15 May 19 Tue

Tuesday 19th May

  • Oh Lorde, pray leaving your manager wasn't a mistake

    The New Zealand star has become the latest in a long line of musicians to separate from the manager who made them famous. Will she live to regret it, as so many before her have?

    “Now we’re fucked.” That was how John Lennon summed up the future for the Beatles after hearing of the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in August 1967. Three more years of incredible music followed, but the heart had been pulled out of the band and they imploded in bitter recrimination as Paul McCartney pushed for Lee Eastman to be their business manager, while the others backed the ruthless Allen Klein.

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