Latest John Lennon News

Geoff Wonfor, director of Beatles 'Anthology,' dead at 73

Nov. 22, 2022 15:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Geoff Wonfor, a Grammy-winning British filmmaker who directed the Beatles' acclaimed “Anthology” documentary series and worked on the 1980s music program “The Tube” as well as several projects with Paul McCartney, has died at age 73. His death was confirmed...

John Lennon's killer says there was "evil in my heart"

Nov. 07, 2022 13:23 PM EST

The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his New York City apartment building in 1980 told a parole board that he knew it was wrong to kill the beloved former Beatle, but that he was seeking fame and had “evil in my heart." Mark David Chapman made the comments in August to a...

What are the 500 best albums? Rolling Stone has an answer

Nov. 02, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Fleetwood Mac's landmark album “Rumours” better than “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar? Should “Tapestry” by Carole King be ranked higher or lower than “Thriller” by Michael Jackson? Rolling Stone magazine has some answers in a new book...

Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87

Oct. 28, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

Jerry Lee Lewis, the untamable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose outrageous talent, energy and ego collided on such definitive records as “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and sustained a career otherwise upended by personal scandal, died Friday morning at 87. ...

Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

Oct. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack from a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York, according to a published report. Literary agent Andrew Wylie told...

Japanese avant-garde pioneer composer Ichiyanagi dies at 89

Oct. 08, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Avant-garde pianist and composer Toshi Ichiyanagi, who studied with John Cage and went on to lead Japan’s advances in experimental modern music, has died. He was 89. Ichiyanagi, who was married to Yoko Ono before she married John Lennon, died Friday, according to the...

Musicians, fans react to death of country star Loretta Lynn

Oct. 04, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stars and fans react to the death of Loretta Lynn, who died Tuesday at her home at 90. —- “Mama and Loretta Lynn were four years apart, Mama being the oldest. They always reminded me a lot of each other. Strong women, who loved their...

John Lennon's killer denied parole again, for 12th time

Sep. 12, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who shot and killed John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980 has been denied parole for a 12th time, New York corrections officials said Monday. Mark David Chapman, 67, appeared before a parole board at the end of August, according to...

Review: Jann Wenner's memoir looks as his rock, rolling role

Sep. 12, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

“Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir” (Little, Brown) Jann S. Wenner takes us on a long, strange trip with his accessible and entertaining rock ‘n’ roll memoir. As the founder, co-editor and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, Wenner had an unusual back stage pass...