You change the world by being yourself.
Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ, also 小野 洋子 Ono Yōko?, born February 18, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese artist andpeace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking and for her 1969–1980 marriage to John Lennon. There have been retrospectives of her work in New York City in 1989 and 2001, in Bielefeld, Germany, and the UK in 2008, and in Frankfurt, Krems, Austria, and Bilbao, Spain in 2013. She received a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement from the Venice Biennale in 2009 and the 2012 Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Austria’s highest award for applied contemporary art.
She maintains John Lennon’s legacy, among other things funding and maintaining Strawberry Fields in New York City, theImagine Peace Tower in Iceland, and the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Japan. She has also made significant philanthropic contributions to arts, peace, Philippine disaster relief, and AIDS and autism outreach programs.
Mother to Kyoko Chan Cox and Sean Lennon, she also brought feminism to the forefront in her music. Her collaborative albums with Lennon Live Peace in Toronto 1969 and from 1972 Some Time in New York City reached No. 10 and No. 48 on the album charts respectively. (Double Fantasy from 1980, released three weeks before Lennon’s death, reached No. 1.) Since 2003, eleven of her songs, mostly remixes of her older work, have hit No. 1 on the US dance chart.
imagine peace site:
on love – with John.. post/audio linked below:
see – the-smith-tapes/excerpt-from-john-yoko-9-9-71/s-iTokM
“Drawn to words like “incomplete,” Ono has always trusted the viewer to finish her work.” http://t.co/An2a3I5qqP
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rogre/status/599028238417985536
John Lennon – “War is big business” – Rare interview 1969
love interview w John – animated – via Maria
59 min – yoko (on living thru ww2 ie: helping her little brother imagine a menu when he was hungry and there was no food): imagine got me thru a lot of thing..
(then kids reading her book – grapefruit – about ie: balloons not flying if you skin them).. kid says/reads: you’ve got to use your imagination.. otherwise it doesn’t mean anything
1:05 – very touching.. quotable comments while they are cutting imagine.. ie: have to imagine no labels/categories.. all the things that divide us; a lot of people said it was too dreamy.. but it’s what we are all wishing for; et al
why is it impossible to move forward in these dreams and make them a reality
1:07 – dan richter: i hear yoko because those were all her words.. i love john but you know.. those were her words.. she was speaking thru him.. i don’t think the world gets that yet.. she taught him this language
john: (on saying he should have given her credit): it was right out of grapefruit.. her book
1:08 – yoko (2018): i feel in the big picture.. the fact that john and i met.. was to do this song