Tag: Yoko ono

29-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 29th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy at the […]

09-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 9th

On this day in 1981: During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The opening act was Prince, who dressed in his controversial bikini briefs and trench coat ran off stage after 15 minutes due to the crowd booing and […]

14-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 14th

On this day in 1985: Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to secure the ATV Music Publishing catalog. At $47.5 million, he gained the rights to more than 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney. McCartney had been negotiating with Yoko Ono, who had decided to withdraw her side of […]

24-Feb

This Day In Music, February 24th

On this day in 1982: The Police won best British group at the Brit Awards held in London. Adam And The Ants won best album for ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, Cliff Richard won for Best British Male Solo Artist, Randy Crawford won for Best British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act went to The […]

10-Jan

This Day In Music, January 10th

On this day in 1981: John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ started a four-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 in the U.K. this week, ‘Happy Christmas, (War Is Over’) and ‘(Just Like) Starting Over.’ ‘Imagine’ was voted by the viewers […]

27-Dec

This Day In Music, December 27th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy album started an eight-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart and ‘Just Like Starting Over’ started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. “(Just Like) Starting Over” was released as a single on October 24, 1980 in the […]

14-Dec

This Day In Music, December 14th

On this day in 1980: Six days after his murder, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attended a memorial in New York City’s Central Park. On this day in 1985: Whitney Houston scored her […]

08-Dec

This Day In Music, December 8th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been waiting for Lennon outside the Dakota apartment since mid-morning and had asked for (and freceived) an autograph from Lennon earlier […]

29-Nov

This Day In Music, November 29th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy at the […]

09-Oct

This Day In Music, October 9th

On this day in 1981: During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The opening act was Prince, who dressed in his controversial bikini briefs and trench coat ran off stage after 15 minutes due to the crowd booing and […]

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