john lennon

Lana Del Rey Really Made a Song With John Lennon’s Son Called “Tomorrow Never Came”

There was a time when Lana Del Rey's mere existence was controversial, her washed-out Americana aesthetic and gauzy, narcotized pop songs sparking more think pieces…
Jeremy Gordon / July 12, 2017

Yoko Ono Will Be Named a Co-Writer on John Lennon’s “Imagine” 46 Years After Its Release

It's been nearly half a century since the release of John Lennon's "Imagine," the titular track from his sophomore solo album and his most ubiquitous…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 15, 2017

Best Boy Band Solo Debut Singles, Ranked

Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times" was the classic debut single by an ex-boy bander that rockets straight to the top of the charts thanks…
SPIN Staff / April 20, 2017

Yoko Ono Co-Producing New Biopic About Herself and John Lennon

Yoko Ono is co-producing a new feature film about her relationship with John Lennon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According co-producer Michael DeLuca (Fifty Shades…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 1, 2017

Pianist Plays John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Outside Site of Attacks at Paris Venue

Update 2: Coldplay also covered "Imagine" during their Friday night show at Los Angeles Belasco Theater. The band played a short acoustic set of songs from…
Harley Brown / November 14, 2015

Yoko Ono and Flaming Lips Cover John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’

We at SPIN are of the opinion that mid-November is too early to start playing Christmas music. That said, a new cover of John Lennon…
James Grebey / November 20, 2014

Pearl Jam Celebrated John Lennon’s Birthday With Two Classic Covers

Over the course of his career with Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder has offered a handful of recorded tributes to the legacy of John Lennon, so…
Colin Joyce / October 12, 2014

Hear Eddie Vedder ‘Imagine’ His Very Own John Lennon Cover

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took a break from dipping into Disney's catalog (remember his "Let It Go" cover?) to release his version of John…
James Grebey / October 1, 2014

John Lennon’s Hashish Habit Helped Shape Obama’s Immigration Policy

By now, we well know Barack Obama is a bit of a music fan with a specific appreciation for the Beatles. Aside from having very…
Colin Stutz / September 4, 2014

John Lennon’s Killer Mark David Chapman Has Been Denied Parole Again

Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, has been denied parole for the 8th time after a hearing on Wednesday, according…
Colin Joyce / August 23, 2014

Yoko Ono Unveils Plans to Licence John Lennon’s Legacy

Surely, we'll never get over John Lennon. Whether it's news of a deaf woman hearing his "Imagine" as the first listening experience of her entire life, or a…
Colin Stutz / June 18, 2014

First Song 40-Year-Old Deaf Woman Hears Is John Lennon

And you thought Mr. Holland's Opus was a tear-jerker (don't worry, we won't tell). Jo Milne, a 40-year-old British woman who has been deaf since birth, is…
Marc Hogan / March 28, 2014

Hear John Lennon and Yoko Ono Talk About the Beatles Breakup in 1972 Interview

It's been more than 50 years since the Beatles dropped their debut album, and the releases keep coming. The Fab Four's early days were just…
Kyle McGovern / January 30, 2014

Stream Nicolas Jaar’s Hour-Long Mix Honoring John Lennon

December 8 marked the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon's death at the hands of Mark David Chapman. In honor of the late Beatle, Nicolas Jaar…
Kyle McGovern / December 9, 2013

Walking on Thin Ice: A Career-Spanning Conversation With Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is the muse. Not just for John Lennon, whose love and devotion for her resulted in some of the most beautiful, and most…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 6, 2013
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