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John + Yoko shortly before his murder. (Brenda Chase/Getty)

Disgusting: Mark David Chapman’s Own Lennon-Autographed ‘Double Fantasy’ Up For Sale

This past weekend marked the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s assassination on December 8, 1980. Disturbingly enough, the album Lennon signed for the man who would shoot him five hours later, Mark David Chapman, is up for sale.

12/10/2012

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What Makes ‘Hallelujah’ Such a Transcendent Song?: Excerpts From New Book ‘The Holy or The Broken’

“There is no ‘right’ way to sing ‘Hallelujah,’” writes Alan Light, the author of “The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah.'”

12/05/2012

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Want To Read John Lennon’s Letters? There’s An App For That!

Selections from “The John Lennon Letters” will soon be available in a new app for iPhone iOS.

11/13/2012

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Beatles Fans Set Record In Honor Of 50th Anniversary Of “Love Me Do”

The Beatles’ entire catalog remains one of the most enduring groups of songs in popular culture. Their first single “Love Me Do,” the song is still fun and vibrant 50 years after its original U.K. release. To celebrate the occasion, fans gathered in Liverpool’s docks Friday afternoon to set a new world record for the most Beatles fans singing “Love Me Do” in a round.

10/05/2012

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John Lennon’s Drawings & Sketches On Display In NYC

An exhibition featuring John Lennon’s sketches will be presented by his widow Yoko Ono this week in NYC.

10/02/2012

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Sean Lennon Op-Ed: “My Parents Wanted To Become Amateur Dairy Farmers”

“My first introduction to a cow was being taught how to milk it by hand. I’ll never forget the realization that fresh milk could be so much sweeter than what we bought in grocery stores.” – Sean Lennon

08/29/2012

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5 Things We’d Like To See On The Beatles Cruise

This March, the fourth annual Beatles cruise will once again set sail from Ft. Lauderdale headed toward the Bahamas, aboard the world’s largest cruise ship. And we have a few ideas for the cruise’s organizers.

08/22/2012

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The Olympic Effect: The Kinks, John Lennon & More Re-enter UK Charts

Though the U.S. charts don’t show the same influence, the Olympics effect is out in full force on on the U.K. charts this week.

08/22/2012

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Roll On! The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Movie Gets Rerelease

Bonus features include new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as other members of the cast and crew; McCartney also recorded audio commentary. Other features include music videos of “Your Mother Should Know,” “Blue Jay Way,” “The Fool On The Hill.”

08/22/2012

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John Lennon’s Tooth Used In Sculpture

Last year, one of John Lennon’s molars was auctioned off for about $31,000 – and it seems the buyer had more than a display case in mind to house the tooth.

08/21/2012

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