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 4 hours ago.

’14 Dec 11 Thu

Thursday 11th December

  • Debbie Harry playing six nights at Cafe Carlyle in March

    Debbie Harry, who recently played a John Lennon tribute in her hometown with fellow New York punk icon David Johansen and others, has six more appearances in NYC coming up. The Blondie singer will do a six-night residency at Upper East Side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle in March. She plays five consecutive shows from Tuesday, 3/24 through Saturday, 3/28 and then takes Sunday and Monday off before wrapping up on Tuesday, 3/31. Four of the nights are sold out but you can still get tickets for the March 26 and March 27 performances.

    Looks like March 2015 is NYC Punk Legends Month. As mentioned earlier today, Suicide play Webster Hall that month and David Byrne will be honored at Carnegie Hall then too. Get those CBGB t-shirts ready!

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’14 Dec 9 Tue

Tuesday 9th December

  • Tobias Jesso Jr releasing debut LP on True Panther, touring in 2015 (dates & videos)

    by Andrew Sacher

    Tobias Jesso Jr. has been picking up some internet buzz off the few songs he'd released online, most notably "True Love," and now he's announced his debut LP and a tour. The album is called Goon, it's due out March 17 via True Panther, and was produced by Chet White (ex-Girls), Black Keys' Patrick Carney, and Sky Ferreira/Haim/Usher producer Ariel Rechtshaid. According to a press release, they recorded it in San Francisco and LA, the latter being where he lived from 2008-2012 while he was playing bass "for a Pop singer." He's also a previous member of The Sessions and HoneyChild, a previous collaborator of Angela McCluskey, and he used to date Elvis Presley's granddaughter.

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  • Paul McCartney recalls Lennon's death (34 years ago today), released a video; The Beatles never existed, says some website

    Today (12/8) marks the 34th anniversary of John Lennon's death, and in honor of that his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney gave an interview to ABC News recalling when he first found out about the tragic news:

    "Just for days, you couldn't think he was gone. Yeah, it was just a huge shock and I had to tell Linda [McCartney's former wife, who died of breast cancer in 1998] and the kids. It was very difficult. It was very difficult for anyone. That was like a really big shock in most people's lives, a bit like Kennedy. ... For me, it was just so sad that I wasn't going to see him again."

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’14 Dec 8 Mon

Monday 8th December

  • Paul McCartney – “Hope For The Future” Video

    Today happens to mark the 34th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder. His old bandmate Paul McCartney recently appeared on the UK’s Jonathan Ross Show, where he talked a bit about learning of Lennon’s murder and how awful that day was. Perhaps not coincidentally, today is also the day McCartney shares the video for his new [...]

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Saturday 6th December

’14 Dec 5 Fri

Friday 5th December

  • John Coltrane's Story to Be Told in New Documentary

    Don Cheadle's long-gestating Miles Davis biopic is still forthcoming, and soon another classic jazz player will be getting the silver screen treatment: John Coltrane. The saxophonist will be examined with a documentary by director/writer/producer John Scheinfeld. Scheinfeld has an history of making music docs, having been responsible for The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) and Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010). He also produced 2005's Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of "Smile". This latest project evidently comes...Read More

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’14 Dec 4 Thu

Thursday 4th December

’14 Dec 3 Wed

Wednesday 3rd December

  • Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys, RIP

    Bobby Keys w/ Keith Richards

    Bobby Keys, the larger-than-life saxophone player who toured with the Rolling Stones for more than 45 years and played on studio classics like "Brown Sugar" and "Live With Me," has passed away. He was 70.

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’14 Dec 2 Tue

Tuesday 2nd December

  • R.I.P. Bobby Keys

    Bobby Keys, the legendary rock ’n’ roll saxophone player, has died. Keys was best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, though he also appeared on albums by John Lennon, George Harrison, the Who, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Eric Clapton among others. Michael Webb, Keys’ bandmate in [...]

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