Ringo Starr: Der Mann mit dem Magic Touch. Der Beatle Ringo Starr wird noch immer von vielen als Schlagzeuger unterschätzt. Zu seinem Geburtstag ist es. Yoko Ono (born in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-American multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art, which she performs in both English and Japanese, and filmmaking. Todestags von Beatle John Lennon hat seine Witwe Yoko Ono am Dienstag strengere US-Waffengesetze gefordert. Auf Twitter wies die <
Ein Leben als Gesamtkunstwerk: Yoko Ono feiert ihren 85. GeburtstagYoko Ono ist eine führende Vertreterin der experimentellen Kunst. In den er Jahren brach sie mit traditionellen Kunstregeln und stellte originäre Fragen. Als Ehefrau von John Lennon sorgte sie stets für Aufsehen. Aber sie ist mehr als nur seine Witwe. Yoko Ono gilt als Pionierin der Konzeptkunst. Yoko Ono. Themen Spezial. Judith Huber und Lea Ralfs leiten das Pathos Theater in München.
Yoko Ono More top stories VideoMob Rich - Yoko Ono Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, is reportedly struggling right now, as the 87 year-old is wheelchair bound and requires around the clock care for an unnamed illness. Fox News reported that a source said that Ono rarely leaves her sprawling apartment in The Dakota, and she has been selling some real-estate assets in recent [ ]. Ono — who The Post previously revealed has been selling off real estate interests, too — has not completely stepped back, however, her spokesman insisted. Yoko Ono and John Lennon in AP. Yoko Ono, Japanese artist and musician who was an influential practitioner of conceptual and performance art in the s and who became internationally famous as the second wife and artistic partner of musician John Lennon. Read more about her life and diverse career. Yoko Ono Lennon (/ ˈ oʊ n oʊ / OH-noh; Japanese: 小野 洋子, romanized: Ono Yōko, usually spelled in katakana オノ・ヨーコ; born February 18, ) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art, which she performs in both English and Japanese, and filmmaking. Yoko Ono was born in into a Tokyo banking family whose fortunes suffered during World War II. The family faced starvation and was often forced to barter household items for food while they.
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John M. The income might be more if not for the legal wrangling over the ownership of The Beatles catalog, which was once owned by Michael Jackson and then by Sony.
As a key shareholder in Apple Corps, she profited from his music sales and other ventures which featured The Beatles, such as Rock Band. According to Companies House in the UK, Yoko was registered as a director in a number of companies including Apple Corps, Maclen, which publishes Lennon's songs in the US, Lensolo for his solo work, and Subafilms.
The peace activist is said to be receiving around-the-clock care and rarely leaves her sprawling apartment where she often uses a wheelchair.
John also shares a son Julian with his first wife Cynthia but the pair had a strained relationship. The Beatle frequently described his first son as unplanned, saying he 'came from a bottle of whiskey', while saying Sean was a 'planned child, and therein lies the difference'.
John even quit music for a number of years after Sean was born, but in Julian's early life, his father was mostly absent.
He says the relationship with Yoko has improved in recent years and they appeared together at an exhibition of his photography, along with Sean, in A spokesman sad: 'Yoko continues to oversee John's estate but has drafted in Sean as a director to assist where necessary.
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Name required. Email required. The rest of the family soon followed. Her father was transferred back to Japan in , and Ono subsequently enrolled at the elite Peers School formerly known as the Gakushuin School in Tokyo.
The family moved to New York in and then back to Japan in when her father was transferred to Hanoi on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Ono remained in Tokyo through World War II, enduring the great firebombing of At the age of 18, Ono moved with her parents to Scarsdale, New York. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College but left to elope with her first husband, Toshi Ichiyanagi.
Settling in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, Ono developed an interest in art and began writing poetry. Cox financed and helped coordinate her "interactive conceptual events" in the early s.
The couple had one child together, daughter Kyoko, in Ono's art often demanded the viewers' participation and forced them to get involved.
One of her most famous works was the "cut piece" staged in when members of the audience were invited to cut off pieces of her clothing until she was naked, an abstract commentary on discarding materialism.
Ono first met Lennon of the Beatles on November 9, , when he visited a preview of her exhibition at the Indica Gallery in London, England.
Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody dies. David Bourdon , art critic for The Village Voice and Vogue , called Grapefruit "one of the monuments of conceptual art of the early s".
He noted that her conceptual approach was made more acceptable when white male artists like Joseph Kosuth and Lawrence Weiner came in and "did virtually the same things" she did, and that her take also has a poetic and lyrical side that sets it apart from the work of other conceptual artists.
Ono would enact many of the book's scenarios as performance pieces throughout her career, which formed the basis for her art exhibitions, including the highly publicized retrospective exhibition , This Is Not Here in at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York ,  that was nearly closed when it was besieged by excited Beatles fans, who broke several of the art pieces and flooded the toilets.
Nearly fifty years later in July , she released a sequel to Grapefruit , another book of instructions, Acorn via OR Books.
Ono was also an experimental filmmaker who made 16 short films between and , gaining particular renown for a Fluxus film called simply No.
The screen is divided into four almost equal sections by the elements of the gluteal cleft and the horizontal gluteal crease. The soundtrack consists of interviews with those who are being filmed, as well as those considering joining the project.
In , the watch manufacturing company Swatch produced a limited edition watch that commemorated this film.
In March , the ICA London , showed most of her films from this period in their exhibition The Rare Films of Yoko Ono. Another example of Ono's participatory art was her Wish Tree project, in which a tree native to the installation site is installed.
Her Wish Piece had the following instructions:. Her Wish Tree installation in the Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Modern Art , New York, established in July , has attracted contributions from all over the world.
Other installation locations include London;  St. Louis;  Washington, D. In Ono's Imagine Peace exhibit opened at the Bob Rauschenburg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Florida.
Ono installed a billboard on U. Route 41 in Fort Myers to promote the show and peace. When the exhibit closed, wishes that had been placed on the installed Wish Trees were sent to the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland and added to the millions of wishes already there.
In , Ono created the piece Arising in Venice. As part of the exhibition Personal Structures , organised by Global Art Affairs, the installation was on view from June 1 through November 24, , at the European Cultural Centre 's Palazzo Bembo.
When asked for the resemblance between the naming of her record Rising and this piece, Ono responded: " Rising was telling all people that it is time for us to rise and fight for our rights.
But in the process of fighting together, women are still being treated separately in an inhuman way. It weakens the power of men and women all together.
I hope Arising will wake up Women Power, and make us, men and women, heal together. In October , Ono unveiled her first permanent art installation in the United States; the collection is located in Jackson Park, Chicago and promotes peace.
The work comprises a white room with a white rowing boat in it, which were both covered by messages and drawings from members of the audience throughout the festival.
Through the participatory nature of the work, the artist emphasised the need for solidarity and the history of immigrants and refugees in the United States.
John Lennon once described his wife as "the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does".
In , the Whitney Museum held a retrospective of her work, Yoko Ono: Objects, Films , marking Ono's reentry into the New York art world after a hiatus.
At the suggestion of Ono's live-in companion at the time, interior decorator Sam Havadtoy , she recast her old pieces in bronze after some initial reluctance.
There seemed like a shimmering air in the 60s when I made these pieces, and now the air is bronzified. Now it's the 80s, and bronze is very 80s in a way — solidity, commodity, all of that.
For someone who went through the 60s revolution, there has of course been an incredible change. I call the pieces petrified bronze.
That freedom, all the hope and wishes are in some ways petrified. Over a decade later, in , Y E S YOKO ONO , a year retrospective of Ono's work, received the International Association of Art Critics USA Award for Best Museum Show Originating in New York City, considered one of the highest accolades in the museum profession.
YES refers to the title of a sculptural work by Yoko Ono, shown at Indica Gallery, London: viewers climb a ladder to read the word "yes", printed on a small canvas suspended from the ceiling.
I felt relieved. In , she showed a large retrospective exhibition, Between The Sky and My Head , at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld , Bielefeld, Germany, and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England.
The following year, she showed a selection of new and old work as part of her show "Anton's Memory" in Venice, Italy.
In the Museum of Modern Art in New York City held a retrospective exhibition of her early work, "Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, — ".
Ono studied piano from the age of 4 to 12 or She attended kabuki performances with her mother, who was trained in shamisen , koto , otsuzumi , kotsuzumi , nagauta , and could read Japanese musical scores.
At 14 Yoko took up vocal training in lieder -singing. She said, "I was just fascinated with what they could do. I wrote some twelve-tone songs, then my music went into [an] area that my teacher felt was really a bit off track, and She left college and moved to New York in , supporting herself through secretarial work and lessons in the traditional Japanese arts at the Japan Society.
She met Cage through Ichiyanagi Toshi in Cage's legendary composition class at the New School for Social Research ,  and in the summer of , she found a cheap loft in downtown Manhattan at Chambers Street and allowed composer La Monte Young to organize concerts in the loft with her,  with people like Marcel Duchamp and Peggy Guggenheim attending.
This concert featured radical experimental music and performances. She had a second engagement at the Carnegie Recital Hall in , in which she debuted Cut Piece.
In early , John Lennon heard Lene Lovich and the B's ' " Rock Lobster " while on vacation in Bermuda.
The latter reminded him of Ono's musical sound and he took this as an indication that she had reached the mainstream  the band had in fact been influenced by Ono.
For example, Elvis Costello recorded a version of Ono's song " Walking on Thin Ice ",  the B's who drew from her early recordings  covered "Don't Worry, Kyoko Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow " shortening the title to "Don't Worry" , and Sonic Youth included a performance of Ono's early conceptual "Voice Piece for Soprano" on their experimental album SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century.
On the evening of December 8, , Lennon and Ono were in the Record Plant Studio and working on Ono's song "Walking on Thin Ice". When they returned to The Dakota their home in Manhattan , Lennon was shot dead by Mark David Chapman , a fan who had been stalking Lennon for two months.
In , she released the album Season of Glass , which featured the striking cover photo of Lennon's bloody spectacles next to a half-filled glass of water, with a window overlooking Central Park in the background.
In the liner notes to Season of Glass , Ono explained that the album was not dedicated to Lennon because "he would have been offended—he was one of us.
In , she released It's Alright. The cover featured Ono in her wrap-around sunglasses, looking towards the sun, while on the back the ghost of Lennon looks over her and their son.
The album scored minor chart success  and airplay with the single " Never Say Goodbye ". In , a tribute album titled Every Man Has a Woman was released, featuring a selection of Ono songs performed by artists such as Elvis Costello, Roberta Flack , Eddie Money , Rosanne Cash , and Harry Nilsson.
Later that year, Ono and Lennon's final album, Milk and Honey , was released as an unfinished demo. Ono's final album of the s was Starpeace , a concept album that she intended as an antidote to Ronald Reagan 's " Star Wars " missile defense system.
On the cover, a warm, smiling Ono holds the Earth in the palm of her hand. Starpeace became Ono's most successful non-Lennon effort. The single " Hell in Paradise " was a hit, reaching No.
Ono went on a musical hiatus until she signed with Rykodisc in and released the comprehensive six-disc box set Onobox. The story took a revisionist look at Ono's music for a new generation of fans more accepting of her role as a pioneer in the merger of pop and the avant-garde.
In , Ono produced her own off-Broadway musical entitled New York Rock , which featured Broadway renditions of her songs. Rising spawned a world tour that traveled through Europe, Japan, and the United States.
The following year, she collaborated with various alternative rock musicians for an EP entitled Rising Mixes.
Ono's feminist concept album Blueprint for a Sunrise was released in the year For the remix project, she dropped her first name and became known simply as "ONO", in response to the "Oh, no!
Ono had great success with new versions of " Walking on Thin Ice ", remixed by top DJs and dance artists including Pet Shop Boys ,  Orange Factory ,  Peter Rauhofer , and Danny Tenaglia.
She returned to no. In June , at the age of 76, Ono scored her fifth no. The all-new Plastic Ono Band lineup included Sean Lennon, Cornelius , and Yuka Honda.
Guests including Bette Midler , Paul Simon and his son Harper , and principal members of Sonic Youth and the Scissor Sisters interpreted her songs in their own styles.
In April , RCRD LBL made available free downloads of Junior Boys ' mix of " I'm Not Getting Enough ", a single originally released 10 years prior on Blueprint for a Sunrise.
Her online video for "Bad Dancer" released in November , which featured some of these guests, was well-liked by the press.
On June 25, , The New York Times Magazine listed Yoko Ono among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the Universal fire.
During her career, Ono has also collaborated with Earl Slick , David Tudor and Richard Maxfield. The album Yokokimthurston was released in It featured a collaboration with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon.
The album was also notable as the first collaboration between Moore and Gordon following their divorce. AllMusic characterized it as "focused and risk-taking" and "above the best" of the couple's experimental music, with Ono's voice described as "one-of-a-kind".
In , Yoko Ono and the BMI Foundation established an annual music competition program for songwriters of contemporary musical genres to honor John Lennon's memory and his large creative legacy.
For many years, Ono was frequently criticized by both the press and the public. She was blamed for the breakup of the Beatles   and repeatedly criticized for her influence over Lennon and his music.
Her name still connotes the figure of the evil female interloper to the mainstream. In the Rutles mockumentary All You Need Is Cash , which parodied the lives of the Beatles, the Ono-esque character is portrayed as a Nazi officer.
When American singer Jessica Simpson was dating Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in , the Simpson-Romo relationship was blamed for Romo's poor performances.
In response, some Cowboys' fans gave her the moniker "Yoko Romo". In March , Perrie Edwards , member of English girl group Little Mix , was compared to Yoko Ono and criticised for being the supposed reason for Zayn Malik 's departure from the British boy band One Direction , creating tension within the group and causing widespread controversy.
Hosted by the actor Kevin Spacey and featuring Lou Reed , Cyndi Lauper and Nelly Furtado , it raised money for September 11 relief efforts  and aired on TNT and the WB.
During the Liverpool Biennial in , Ono flooded the city with two images on banners, bags, stickers, postcards, flyers , posters and badges: one of a woman's naked breast, the other of the same model's vulva.
During her stay in Lennon's city of birth, she said she was "astounded" by the city's renaissance. Ono performed at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympic Games in Turin , Italy,  Like many of the other performers during the ceremony, she wore white to symbolize the snow of winter.
She read a free verse poem calling for world peace  as an introduction to Peter Gabriel 's performance of " Imagine ". The tapes revealed that he threatened to release private conversations and photographs.
After reading an unapologetic statement, he was released to immigration officials because he had also been found guilty of overstaying his business visa.
On June 26, , Ono appeared on Larry King Live along with McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Olivia Harrison. She sang "Mulberry", a song about her time in the countryside after the Japanese collapse in World War II for only the third time ever, with Thurston Moore: She had previously performed the song with John and with Sean.
Ono returned to Liverpool for the Liverpool Biennial, where she unveiled Sky Ladders in the ruins of Church of St Luke which was largely destroyed during World War II and now stands roofless as a memorial to those killed in the Liverpool Blitz.
The hotel has been doing steady business with the room they stayed in for over 40 years. On February 16, , Ono revived an early Plastic Ono Band lineup with Eric Clapton and special guests that included Paul Simon and Bette Midler.
She had created an artwork the year before for autism awareness and allowed it to be auctioned off in 67 parts to benefit the organization.
On February 18, her 78th birthday , Ono took out a full-page advert in the UK free newspaper Metro for "Imagine Peace ". It took the form of an open letter, inviting people to think of, and wish for, peace.
During her visit, Ono gave a lecture and performance entitled "The Road of Hope" at Tokyo's Mori Art Museum , during which she painted a large calligraphy piece entitled "Dream" to help raise funds for construction of the Rainbow House, an institution for the orphans of the Great East Japan earthquake.
In January , a Ralphi Rosario mix of her song Talking to the Universe became her seventh consecutive No. On June 29, , Ono received a lifetime achievement award at the Dublin Biennial.
In June , she curated the Meltdown festival in London, where she played two concerts, one with the Plastic Ono Band,  and the second on backing vocals during Siouxsie Sioux 's rendition of "Walking on Thin Ice" at the Double Fantasy show.
In she became an honorary patron to Alder Hey Charity. On February 26, , Ono was hospitalized after suffering what was rumored to be a possible stroke.
It was later announced that she was experiencing extreme symptoms of the flu. On February 16, , Manimal Vinyl released Yes, I'm a Witch Too which features remixes from Moby , Death Cab For Cutie , Sparks , and Miike Snow to critical acclaim.
On September 6, , Secretly Canadian announced that they would be re-issuing 11 of Yoko Ono's albums from to ; Unfinished Music No.
Ono has been an activist for peace and human rights since the s. After she and Lennon married in Gibraltar, they held a March "Bed-In for Peace" in their honeymoon suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.
Two months later, Ono and Lennon held another Bed-In at the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont in Montreal, where they recorded their first single, " Give Peace A Chance ".
In the s, Ono and Lennon became close to many radical, counterculture leaders, including Bobby Seale ,  Abbie Hoffman , Jerry Rubin ,  Michael X ,  John Sinclair for whose rally in Michigan they flew to sing Lennon's song "Free John Sinclair" that effectively released the poet from prison ,  Angela Davis , and street musician David Peel.
She remained outspoken in her support of feminism, and openly bitter about the racism she had experienced from rock fans, especially in the UK.
For example, an Esquire article of the period was titled "John Rennon's Excrusive Gloupie"  and featured an unflattering David Levine cartoon.
After the Columbine High School massacre in , Ono paid for billboards to be put up in New York City and Los Angeles that bore the image of Lennon's blood-splashed spectacles.
The award is given out every two years in conjunction with the lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower, and was first given to Israeli and Palestinian artists.
Its program has since expanded to include writers, such as Michael Pollan and Alice Walker , activists such as Vandana Shiva and Pussy riot , organizations such as New York's Center for Constitutional Rights , even an entire country Iceland.
On Valentine's Day , which was the eve of the Iraqi invasion by the US and UK , Ono heard about a couple, Andrew and Christine Gale, who were holding a love-in protest in their tiny bedroom in Addingham, West Yorkshire.
She phoned them and said, "It's good to speak to you. We're supporting you. We're all sisters together. In , Ono remade her song "Everyman In August , she made the documentary film about the Bed-Ins Bed Peace available for free on YouTube,  and as part of her website "Imagine Peace".
Ono promotes her art and shares inspirational messages and images  through a robust and active Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook presence.
In April her Twitter followers reached 4. Her tweets are short instructional poems,  comments on media and politics,  and notes about performances.
In , Ono travelled to Moscow to participate in the "International Forum for a Nuclear-free World and for the Survival of Mankind". She also visited Leningrad , where she met with members of the local John Lennon memorial club.
Among these members was Kolya Vasin , who was considered the biggest Beatles fan in the Soviet Union.
Public appreciation of Ono's work has shifted over time and was helped by a retrospective at a Whitney Museum branch in  and the release of the six-disc box set Onobox.
Retrospectives of her artwork have also been presented at the Japan Society in New York City in ,  in Bielefeld , Germany, and the UK in , Frankfurt , and Bilbao , Spain, in and The Museum of Modern Art in New York City in She received a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement from the Venice Biennale in and the Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Austria's highest award for applied contemporary art.
Lennon and Ono were injured in a car accident in June , partway through recording Abbey Road. According to journalist Barry Miles , a bed with a microphone was then installed in the studio so that Ono could make artistic comments about the album.
George Harrison got into a shouting match with Lennon after Ono took one of his chocolate digestive biscuits without asking.
While the Beatles were together, every song written by Lennon or McCartney was credited as Lennon—McCartney regardless of whether the song was a collaboration or written solely by one of the two except for those appearing on their first album, Please Please Me , which originally credited the songs to McCartney—Lennon.
In , McCartney released a live album called Wings over America , which credited the five Beatles tracks as P. Lennon compositions, but neither Lennon nor Ono objected.
After Lennon's death, however, McCartney again attempted to change the order to McCartney—Lennon for songs that were solely or predominantly written by him, such as " Yesterday ",  [ clarification needed ] but Ono would not allow it, saying she felt this broke an agreement that the two had made while Lennon was still alive, and the surviving Beatle argued that such an agreement never existed.
A spokesman for Ono said McCartney was making "an attempt to rewrite history". In a Rolling Stone interview in , Ono pointed out McCartney's place in the disintegration of the band.Yoko Ono ist eine japanisch-amerikanische Künstlerin, Filmemacherin, Experimentalkomponistin und Sängerin. Sie gilt als eine der bedeutendsten Vertreterinnen der Fluxus-Bewegung. Yoko Ono (japanisch 小野 洋子 Ono Yōko; * Februar in der Präfektur Tokio, Japan) ist eine japanisch-amerikanische Künstlerin, Filmemacherin. Im Zuge dieser Projekte mit Yoko Ono entfernte sich Lennon immer mehr von den Beatles. Das Projekt eines Dokumentarfilms über die Beatles unter dem Titel Get. Als Ehefrau von John Lennon sorgte sie stets für Aufsehen. Aber sie ist mehr als nur seine Witwe. Yoko Ono gilt als Pionierin der Konzeptkunst.