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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Release ‘Two Virgins’

When John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ was released in November 1968, it threw more than a few Beatles fans for a loop. From the cover image of a stark-naked Lennon and Ono to the other-worldly and improvised sounds contained within, ‘Two Virgins’ was both a singular statement for the time and a line in the sand -- not only between Lennon and his fans, but among his band members as well.

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Paul McCartney Still Gets Songwriting Advice From John Lennon

Much has been made of Paul McCartney's decision to reach out to some unexpected collaborators for his latest album, 'New.' But as he revealed during a recent interview, he still seeks advice from his oldest songwriting partner.

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John Lennon’s Childhood Home Going to Auction

The current owner of John Lennon's boyhood home is looking for a larger garden, so he's putting the historic red-bricked terrace house up for auction later this month. The late Beatle's first home will go to the highest bidder on Oct. 29.

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John Lennon App Takes You to Bermuda, Includes Song Demos

John Lennon's six-month sojourn in Bermuda, which ultimately helped provide much of the music for 1980's 'Double Fantasy' album, has inspired a new app scheduled to debut in the Apple store this fall.

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John Lennon Shares Beatles ‘Hell’ in Recently Unearthed Interview

A long-lost interview with John Lennon, conducted around the time of the Beatles' 'Let It Be' album, but only recently unearthed, delves into the difficulties the band experienced during its final days in the recording studio together.

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Rare Signed First Edition of John Lennon’s ‘In His Own Write’ Sold For $5,600

A signed copy of John Lennon's whimsical 1964 book 'In His Own Write' has sold for more than $5,600 after a flurry of 47 bids on eBay.

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John Lennon’s Tie Auctioned for Over $5,600

Why settle for one of those pricey silk neckties designed by Jerry Garcia when you can drop some real dough on a tie once owned by a former Beatle?

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Scientists Working to Extract DNA from John Lennon’s Tooth

In the oddest bit of dead celebrity body part news since Michael Jackson's hair was turned into a roulette ball, scientists are trying to sequence John Lennon's DNA using an extracted molar.

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56 Years Ago: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney

The first time John Lennon met Paul McCartney, Lennon was about ready to go onstage with his band the Quarrymen. One of the group members knew McCartney from school, so he introduced him to his bandmates. Lennon was 16; McCartney was 15. It was July 6, 1957, and the most significant meeting in rock history was about to go down.

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1965 Ferrari 330GT Belonging to John Lennon Going Up For Auction

John Lennon got his driver’s license just after The Beatles had become the biggest band in the world. So it’s probably not a surprise that his first ride was a little fancier than yours.

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40 Years Ago: John Lennon Ordered to Leave the US by Immigration Authorities

On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by US immigration authorities to leave the United States. He was given 60 days to do so. The reason given for the deportation stemmed from his conviction in 1968 in England for possession of marijuana; however, as we now know, it had more to do with the Nixon administration's general fear of Lennon, his political views and his influence. Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, was, however, granted permanent residence at the time.

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Yoko Ono Urges New Gun Control Laws

Since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980, his widow Yoko Ono has devoted herself to campaigning for stricter gun control legislation -- so it's only fitting that yesterday (March 21), Ono celebrated what should have been their 44th wedding anniversary by issuing a poignant reminder of what's at stake in the ongoing battle over our interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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