John Lennon

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows an untitled ink drawing by John Lennon of a guitar player. It is part of an 89-piece collection of Lennon’s original whimsical drawings, poems and prose for his books “In His Own Write” and “A Spaniard in the Works”. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, John Lennon)

Imagine all the artwork: Lennon trove auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Whimsical drawings, poems and short stories from two humorous books John Lennon produced in the 1960s fetched skyrocketing prices at auction Wednesday, including $209,000 for a nine-page parody of Sherlock Holmes. […]

06/04/2014

This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows an untitled ink drawing by John Lennon of a guitar player. It is part of an 89-piece collection of Lennon’s original whimsical drawings, poems and prose for his books “In His Own Write” and “A Spaniard in the Works”. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, John Lennon)

John Lennon book art, poems going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Whimsical drawings, poems and prose created by John Lennon for his acclaimed books “In His Own Write” and “A Spaniard in the Works” are coming to auction. The books’ British publisher, […]

05/29/2014

This photo taken on Sept. 21, 2013, shows residents in Benton, Ill., reading a historical marker honoring late Beatles guitarist George Harrison's visit 50 years earlier to Benton, Ill., where he spent two weeks visiting his sister Louise Harrison.  (AP Photo/Benton Evening News, Mona Sandefur)

My brother the Beatle: Sister recalls his Illinois visit pre-fame

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Not long after settling in southern Illinois in 1963, an ocean from her native England, Louise Harrison Caldwell trudged from one radio station to the next lobbying for air time for […]

02/07/2014

In this April 2, 1973 file photo, John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, speak at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo, File)

New app chronicles Lennon’s sailing trip

NEW YORK (AP) — Six months before he died, John Lennon set sail from Newport, R.I., on an ocean adventure to Bermuda that awakened his desire to make music again and is now being chronicled […]

11/14/2013

Sir Paul McCartney, center, plays a surprise gig in Covent Garden, London, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Afternoon delight: McCartney surprises London fans

LONDON (AP) — People who lunch at Covent Garden are used to jugglers, mimes and street musicians vying for their attention — and a spare coin or two — but Friday’s performer didn’t bother to […]

10/18/2013

Paul McCartney performing at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., July 9, 2013.  (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision/AP, File)

McCartney celebrates anniversary at NY high school

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney celebrated his second wedding anniversary with his wife and a few hundred high school students on Wednesday. The 71-year-old performed at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which […]

10/09/2013

Ernest Hemingway's 1929 Underwood Standard typewriter sits on display at in an exhibit called "Celebrity Type." (AP Photo/Northeastern University, Brooks Canaday)

Typewriters of the famous and infamous on display

BOSTON (AP) — Typewriters that belonged to some of the most famous — and infamous — names of the 20th century are on display in a Northeastern University gallery. Machines once owned by Tennessee Williams, […]

09/05/2013

This undated family photo provided by the Rockland County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, July 28, 2013 shows Mark Lennon. (AP Photo/Rockland County Sheriff's Office)

2nd body found in NY river where best man fell in

PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) — A day after a bride-to-be was pulled dead from the Hudson River, the body of her fiance’s best man was found a mile downstream Sunday, the second victim of a nighttime […]

07/29/2013

The British Library building in London. (AP Photo)

Beatles’ lyrics headed for British Library

LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare, the Magna Carta — and now some of John Lennon’s finest lyrics. The British Library on Wednesday added substantially to its already formidable collection with handwritten lyrics to Beatles’ classics “Strawberry […]

05/22/2013

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Monroe, Eisenhower letters to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Marilyn Monroe’s letter of despair to mentor Lee Strasberg and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s heartfelt missives to his wife during World War II are among hundreds of historical documents being offered in an online auction.

03/30/2013

Yoko Ono posts picture of John Lennon's blood-stained glasses on Twitter in gun control protest (Photo credit: Yoko Ono via Twitter)

Yoko Ono adds to U.S. gun debate

In a Tweet yesterday, Yoko Ono posted a photo of John Lennon’s bloody glasses from the day he was shot, along with this message: “The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him. “

03/21/2013

John Lennon drawings coming to NYC gallery

NEW YORK (AP) – Fans can see another artistic side of John Lennon in New York City this week. An exhibition will feature 100 drawings and sketches by the late Beatle. It’s called “The Artwork […]

10/02/2012

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