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#John Lennon

# john-lennon - Monday 21 September, 2020

John Lennon’s killer apologises to Yoko Ono for his ‘despicable act’

Mark David Chapman was denied parole for an 11th time in August.

# john-lennon - Monday 18 March, 2019

Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’

Lennon’s search for rebellion was nurtured by his embrace of Liverpool’s Irish influence and the dynamic effect of the city’s seafarer culture via the movement of ideas across oceans, writes Francis Kenny.

# john-lennon - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'One of my best friends was killed right around here': McCartney remembers John Lennon at New York march

More than a million people took to the streets across the US yesterday to call for tighter gun control.

# john-lennon - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Donald Tusk welcomes Ireland's 'young, energetic' new Taoiseach to Brussels

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels today.

# john-lennon - Thursday 15 June, 2017

46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine' Better Late Than Never This post contains videos

46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine'

The anti-war track was first written in 1971.

# john-lennon - Saturday 29 April, 2017

All John Lennon's idea? Sketch of iconic Sgt Pepper's album cover to fetch €55k at auction

The drawing was recently discovered at a former home of the Beatle in Weybridge.

# john-lennon - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Test yourself in the ultimate Bumper Beatles Christmas Quiz

How well do you know the most famous band in history?

# john-lennon - Monday 7 March, 2016

Earliest known letter of John Lennon to go for £30,000 at auction

The letter is part of a Beatles rock ‘n roll memorabilia auction.

# john-lennon - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for thousands at auction

The four-inch lock of hair was purchased by a UK-based memorabilia collector.

# john-lennon - Friday 15 January, 2016

From The42 'Alex Ferguson is the John Lennon of football' High Praise

'Alex Ferguson is the John Lennon of football'

Jurgen Klopp had his say on past and present Manchester United managers today.

# john-lennon - Sunday 8 November, 2015

A guitar bought for €250 sold for €2.2 million last night

It once belonged to John Lennon, in fairness.

# john-lennon - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Cynthia Lennon, ex-wife of Beatle John, has died RIP

Cynthia Lennon, ex-wife of Beatle John, has died

She was 75 years old.

# john-lennon - Friday 22 August, 2014

The man who shot John Lennon has been refused parole for the eighth time

Now 59, Mark David Chapman has been in jail for 33 years.

# john-lennon - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked in-depth reads.

# john-lennon - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Bizarre new Bavaria advert explains deaths of Elvis, Tupac and Kurt Cobain On The Beer This post contains videos

# john-lennon - Saturday 8 February, 2014

"The fans were pelting us with jellybeans": Here's what happened when The Beatles stormed Washington

John, Paul, George and Ringo conquered America 50 years ago this weekend — making their historic debut on ‘Ed Sullivan’, and playing their first US gig to 8,000 screaming fans.

# john-lennon - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Get Back: 10 ways to live The Beatles Dublin experience this weekend

John, Paul, George and Ringo played the Adelphi 50 years ago this week. Make like a Yellow Submarine and immerse yourself in the celebrations…

# john-lennon - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Look! It's George Harrison as a child on O'Connell Street...

It’s 50 years tomorrow since the Beatles played Dublin, but at least one of the foursome was in the city years earlier — demonstrating a prototype ‘mop-top’ too, by the looks of it.

# john-lennon - Thursday 31 October, 2013

From The42 'The greatest substitution in the history of football and music' What's In A Name?

'The greatest substitution in the history of football and music'

If you saw Michael Jackson come on for John Lennon the other night, you weren’t seeing things.

# john-lennon - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Lennon or McCartney? Richard Bruton's choice might surprise you...

“Paul, obviously, was a good man for writing the songs…”

# john-lennon - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

John Lennon Educational Bus open to Irish public

The bus was launched by Yoko Ono earlier this year and was brought here by the U2-funded Music Generation programme.

# john-lennon - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge What if John Lennon auditioned on The Voice? Imagine This post contains videos

What if John Lennon auditioned on The Voice?

Here’s a video of what would happen.

# john-lennon - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

# john-lennon - Friday 5 October, 2012

Love me do: The Beatles' debut single released 50 years ago today

The Fab Four’s debut single turns 50 today, so why not check out some of the boys’ best moments in video?

# john-lennon - Monday 24 September, 2012

Lisa McInerney: Should we forgive Chris Brown?

As the pop star heads to Dublin for a gig later this year, should we remain hostile to him over his brutality towards Rihanna or let him get on with it?

# john-lennon - Monday 20 August, 2012

John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman to seek parole this week

This will be the seventh time that Chapman has sought parole.

# john-lennon - Monday 13 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony London 2012 This post contains videos

Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony

Giant octopuses, Russell Brand, children bursting out of John Lennon’s face… It was a long night.

# john-lennon - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Unexpected Tweet of the Day: Yoko Ono and Daniel O'Connell Unexpected

# john-lennon - Sunday 4 March, 2012

BEST OF: 15 hits from the Google Doodle collection

Plus, the 14-year history of Google doodling.

# john-lennon - Monday 29 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Guitar blues: Gibson faces probe over wood smuggling allegations Don't Fret This post contains videos

Guitar blues: Gibson faces probe over wood smuggling allegations

The legendary guitar maker was raided by federal authorities in the US last week but denies any wrongdoing.

# john-lennon - Thursday 9 December, 2010

From The42 The Score's weekly YouTube chart Work Can Wait This post contains videos

The Score's weekly YouTube chart

An inspiration from Down Under, a wonderful goalkeeping howler and the death of a Beatle at a football game.

From The Daily Edge John Lennon remembered on 30th anniversary of his death John Lennon This post contains images

John Lennon remembered on 30th anniversary of his death

Fans across the world gathered to remember one of the world’s biggest stars.

# john-lennon - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

John Lennon’s killer denied parole – again

Mark David Chapman’s application for parole turned down for the sixth time after almost 30 years in prison.

# john-lennon - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

THE KILLER of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has had his sixth application for release postponed after his parole board requested more information.

The 55-year-old has served 29 years in Attica correctional facility in New York or second-degree murder, and has had five applications for parole denied so far.

The latest application hearing has been put off until 6 September as Chapman’s parole board is seeking extra information to complete his record.

Chapman was convicted to serve a sentence of 20 years to life for the fatal shooting of musician John Lennon in 1980. He was also required to undergo psychiatric treatment, as he was believed to be suffering from a psychotic disorder.

Chapman is infamously linked to JD Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, as he carried the book with him when he shot Lennon and read excerpts from it at this trial. He likened himself to the book’s protagonist, Houlden Caulfield, and told police following his arrest:

“I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil.”

Chapman had showed signs of a mental illness and reported hearing voices before he shot Lennon; he had developed a series of obsessions centring on art, music, John Lennon, and The Catcher in the Rye.

Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, who was with him when he was shot, has repeatedly called on Chapman’s parole board to deny his release. Ono has cited fears that she and her sons will be put in danger if her husband’s killer walks free.

John Lennon would have turned 70 this October.