Tag Archives: Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Covers Imagine For John Lennon’s Birthday

The BBC reports: John Lennon’s Imagine – the third greatest song of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine – has been given a reworking today for what would’ve been the former Beatle’s 78th birthday. So who better then to deliver this musical gift, other than the track’s co-writer Yoko Ono? The Japanese artist, who married Lennon in 1969, was …

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Yoko Ono Gets Songwriting Credit For Imagine

The New York Daily News reports: It’s a double fantasy. More than 45 years after the release of the 1971 John Lennon classic, “Imagine,” Yoko Ono is getting a songwriting credit for the top song of her husband’s solo career. Lennon himself admitted that he swiped the idea for “Imagine” from a book of Ono poems. In a BBC interview …

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Yoko Ono – Don’t Worry Kyoko

Via Stereogum: At Glastonbury a week and a half ago, Yoko Ono played a set with Yo La Tengo backing her, a big event for fans of way-out music. Ono is 81 years old and still capable of slashing through any noise around her, and this is badass. And a video of Ono and Yo La Tengo performing a heavy-groove …

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Yoko Ono Lands 10th Dance Chart #1

From Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace website: Featuring adrenalin-fueled remixes from Grammy Award-winning producer Ralphi Rosario, premiere Dutch DJ/producer R3hab, sweltering progressive house collective Papercha$er, Brazilian electro house/dubstep duo Dirty Loud, Spain’s Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado, Brazilian electro house/dubstep duo Dirty Loud, versatile alt-rock meets dance artist/producer and remixer Rich Morel, electro nu-rave legend Tommie Sunshine, Boston-based wunderkind Emjae, and …

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Remixer & Blowoff DJ Rich Morel Scores 20th Billboard #1 Dance Hit

Blowoff DJ Rich Morel has scored his 20th number one remix on Billboard’s dance chart with his latest work for 78 year-old Yoko Ono. Along with numerous hits with Ono, Morel has notched chart topping remixes for Depeche Mode, New Order, The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Cyndi Lauper and many others. Rolling Stone reports on Yoko’s streak: Yoko Ono has …

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Remixer & Blowoff DJ Rich Morel Scores 15th Billboard #1 Dance Hit

Remix artist Rich Morel, also one-half of the Blowoff DJ team, notches his 15th Billboard dance chart topper this week with his reworking of Yoko Ono’s Wouldnit (I’m A Star). Morel has previously reached the dance summit with remixes for Pet Shop Boys, Seal, Cyndi Lauper, Depeche Mode, New Order, Vivian Green, and t.A.T.u. Morel is currently writing songs with …

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TONIGHT: DJ Rich Morel In DC

DJ Rich Morel (one-half of the wildly popular Blowoff team) debuts a new party tonight in Washington DC at Club Liv. Doors open 10pm, $7. Facebook page. Guaranteed to be a sweaty furry mess! In a good way! JMG EXCLUSIVE!!! Here’s DJ Rich Morel’s brand new mix for Yoko Ono, Wouldnit (I’m A Star). This is Rich’s fifth production for …

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Disco Grandma

Yoko Ono, 76, scores her fourth #1 on the dance chart this week, continuing her impressive run as the oldest person (by far) to hit the top of that chart. From my January 2008 post, when she last hit #1: A month shy of her 75th birthday, a remix of Yoko Ono’s 1981 single No, No, No has hit #1 …

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Morel & Ono Notch Dance #1

Since I now follow Rich Morel’s chart successes the way I used to track Donna Summer’s, I must mention that this week Morel has his seventh #1 Billboard dance hit with his remix of Yoko Ono’s Give Peace A Chance. At 75 years old, Ono is the oldest person to have a dance chart number one, of which this latest …

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Yoko Ono Scores Third #1 Dance Hit

A month shy of her 75th birthday, a remix of Yoko Ono’s 1981 single No, No, No has hit #1 on the Billboard dance chart. It’s Yoko’s third #1 dance hit and her 11th appearance on the dance chart, beginning with her 1981 #13 hit, Walking On Thin Ice, a remix of which hit #1 in 2003. Several months ago, …

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