Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono

Japanese artist, author, and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennonadd

Category: Business

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (41%), United Kingdom (29%), (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: John Lennon, Give Peace a Chance, Eric Clapton

Linked to: Basement Jaxx, Metro, Pet Shop Boys, The Flaming Lips




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Yoko Ono was born in 1933 add something


Her younger brother Keisuke was born in December 1936. add something


In 1937, her father was transferred back to Japan and Ono was enrolled at Tokyo's Gakushuin, one of the most exclusive schools in Japan. add something


In 1940, the family moved to New York City, where Ono's father was working. add something


In 1941, her father was transferred to Hanoi and the family returned to Japan. add something


She remained in Tokyo through the great fire-bombing of March 9, 1945. add something


By April 1946, Gakushuin was reopened and Ono was enrolled. add something


In 1956, she married composer Toshi Ichiyanagi. add something


Toshi Ichiyanagi - Ichiyanagi was married to Yoko Ono from 1956 to 1963


Almost immediately after John Cage finished teaching at the New School for Social Research in the summer of 1960, Ono was determined to rent a place to present her works along with the work of other New York avant-garde artists. add something


Hugh McCracken - Especially in demand in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, McCracken appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, as well as albums by Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric_Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott and Gary Wright


Sunglasses - These were first made in the 1960s as variants of the Aviator model, used by Yoko Ono and Clint Eastwood in the "Dirty Harry" films


In 1961, years before meeting Lennon, she had her first major public performance in a concert at the 258-seat Carnegie Recital Hall (not the larger "Main Hall"). add something


John Lennon - Later that year, Lennon and Ono supported efforts by the family of James Hanratty, hanged for murder in 1962, to prove his innocence


Albums in the core catalogue are marked in bold. add something


Their daughter, Kyoko Chan Cox, was born two months later on August 8, 1963. add something


First published in 1964, the book includes surreal, Zen-like instructions that are to be completed in the mind of the reader, for example: "Hide and seek Piece: Hide until everybody goes home. add something


Ono was an experimental filmmaker who made sixteen films between 1964 and 1972, and gained particular renown for a 1966 Fluxus film called simply No. 4, but often referred to as "Bottoms. add something


John Lennon once described her as "the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does. add something


In late 1965, Ono was in London compiling original musical scores for a book John Cage was working on. add something


She had a second engagement at the Carnegie Recital Hall in 1965, in which she debuted "Cut Piece. add something


John Lennon - The second version, told by McCartney, is that in late 1965, Ono was in London compiling original musical scores for a book John Cage was working on, "Notations", but McCartney declined to give her any of his own manuscripts for the book, suggesting that Lennon might oblige


According to the first, on 9 November 1966 Lennon went to the Indica Gallery in London, where Ono was preparing her conceptual art exhibit, and they were introduced by gallery owner John Dunbar. add something


Iain Macmillan - He used a photo of Yoko Ono in a book he published in 1966 and was invited by Yoko to photograph her exhibit at Indica Gallery


Kit Lambert - Lambert and Stamp established Track Records in 1966 in order to work with other artists including Jimi Hendrix, who was already signed with other managers, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono


Indica Gallery - It was supported by Paul McCartney and hosted a show of Yoko Ono's work in November 1966 at which Ono first met John Lennon


John Lennon - Two versions exist of how Lennon met Ono. According to the first, on 9 November 1966 Lennon went to the Indica Gallery in London, where Ono was preparing her conceptual art exhibit, and they were introduced by gallery owner John Dunbar


Ornette Coleman - Lean in 1967, and James Blood Ulmer in 1978, and cameo appearances on Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band album, Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Renaissance Man, Joe Henry's Scar and Lou Reed's The Raven.


Keith Richards - Notable exceptions were when Richards, along with Mick Jagger and numerous other guests, sang on The Beatles' 1967 TV broadcast of "All You Need Is Love;" and when he played bass with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, Ivry Gitlis and Yoko Ono as the Dirty Mac for "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" TV special, filmed in 1968


Ono and Lennon collaborated on many albums, beginning in 1968 when Lennon was still a Beatle, with Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins, an album of experimental electronic music. add something


In May 1968, while his wife Cynthia was on holiday in Greece, Lennon invited Ono to visit. add something


Hey Jude - In 1968, John Lennon and his wife Cynthia Lennon separated due to John's affair with Yoko Ono


Sissy Spacek - In late 1968, under the pseudonym of "Rainbo", Spacek recorded a novelty song titled '"John, You Went Too Far This Time"; the song proclaimed her disillusionment and shock over John Lennon, who on the cover of his newest album "Two Virgins" appeared in full-frontal nudity with his then-girlfriend Yoko Ono, shocking many fans


Richard Keith Wolff - Richard Keith Wolff work includes rare photographic portraits from 1968-70 of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jimi_Hendrix, Noel Redding, Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, Keith Reid, Jim Capaldi and Quentin Crisp


John Lennon - In May 1968, while his wife was on holiday in Greece, Lennon invited Ono to visit


John Lennon - Ono became pregnant in 1968 and miscarried a male child they named John Ono Lennon II on 21 November 1968, a few weeks after Lennon's divorce from Cynthia was granted


John Lennon later gave Ono the original handwritten lyrics to "The Word", which were subsequently reproduced in Cage's book Notations published in 1969. add something


After their wedding, Lennon and Ono held a "Bed-In for Peace" in their honeymoon suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel in March 1969. add something


Another Bed-In in May 1969 at the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont in Montreal, Canada, resulted in the recording of their first single, "Give Peace A Chance", a Top 20 hit for the newly christened Plastic Ono Band. add something


John Lennon - After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon


John Lennon - In 1969, they formed the Plastic Ono Band, releasing "Live Peace in Toronto 1969"


Give Peace a Chance - In the performance of "Give Peace a Chance" included on the "Live Peace in Toronto 1969" album, Lennon openly stated that he could not remember all of the words and improvised with the names of the band members sharing the stage with him and anything that came to mind: "John and Yoko, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Penny Lane, Roosevelt, Nixon, Tommy Jones and Tommy Cooper, and somebody


Cold Turkey - Its first public performance was recorded and released on the "Live Peace in Toronto 1969" album by Plastic Ono Band which included Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric_Clapton, Klaus Voormann, and Alan White


Maureen Starkey Tigrett - She sang backup vocals on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill", and was, along with Yoko Ono, in attendance at the Apple Corps' rooftop concert in 1969, which was filmed for "Let It Be", showing her sitting next to the smokestack with Ono to keep warm


Woman Is the Nigger of the World - The phrase "woman is the nigger of the world" was coined by Yoko Ono in an interview with "Nova" magazine in 1969 and was quoted on the magazine's cover


John Lennon - Lennon and Ono used their honeymoon as what they termed a "Bed-In for Peace" at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel; the March 1969 event attracted worldwide media ridicule


John Lennon - Lennon and Ono were married on 20 March 1969, and soon released a series of 14 lithographs called "Bag One" depicting scenes from their honeymoon, eight of which were deemed indecent and most of which were banned and confiscated


Timothy Leary - On June 1, 1969, Leary joined John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their Montreal Bed-In and Lennon subsequently wrote Leary a campaign song called "Come Together"


Klaus Voormann - Voormann was a member of Yoko Ono and Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, with Ono, Alan White and Eric Clapton, which played on the "Live Peace in Toronto 1969" album, recorded in Toronto on 13 September 1969 prior to the break-up of the Beatles


Ono released her first solo album, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band in 1970, as a companion piece to Lennon's better-known John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. add something


Iimura Takahiko - He published a seminal work on experimental filmmaking in 1970, "Geijutsu to higeijutsu no aida", and a biography of Yoko Ono, "Ono Y?ko hito to sakuhin", in 1985


However, in 1971, Cox disappeared with eight-year-old Kyoko, in violation of the custody order. add something


Made with Jonas Mekas and premiered at the Cannes film festival in May, 1971. add something


John Lennon - Lennon and Ono showed their solidarity with the Clydeside UCS workers' work-in of 1971 by sending a bouquet of red roses and a cheque for £5,000


John Lennon - Lennon's relationship with Julian was already strained, and after Lennon and Ono's 1971 move to New York, Julian would not see his father again until 1973


John Lennon - Happy Xmas - Lennon and Ono moved to New York in August 1971, and in December released "Happy Xmas "


John Lennon - Recorded as a collaboration with Ono and with backing from the New York band Elephant's Memory, "Some Time in New York City" was released in 1972


Some Time in New York City - Released in 1972, it is John Lennon's third post-Beatles solo album, fifth with Yoko Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector


Woman Is the Nigger of the World - "'Woman Is the Nigger of the World"'" is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono from their 1972 album "Some Time in New York City"


John Lennon - Lennon and Ono co-hosted the "Mike Douglas Show" for a week in February 1972, introducing guests such as Jerry Rubin and Bobby Seale to mid-America


The couple separated in 1973 and the two began living separate lives, Ono pursuing her career in New York and Lennon living in Los Angeles with personal assistant May Pang in a period commonly referred to as his "lost weekend. add something


Mal Evans - Evans separated from his wife in 1973, and moved from the UK to Los Angeles , where Lennon had moved to live with May Pang after his own separation from Yoko Ono


John Lennon - In response, Lennon and Ono held a press conference on 1 April 1973 at the New York City Bar Association, where they announced the formation of the state of Nutopia; a place with "no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people"


It included remastered highlights from all of Ono's solo albums, as well as unreleased material from the 1974 "lost weekend" sessions. add something


John Lennon - Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to raising his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album "Double Fantasy"


John Lennon - The following year, his US immigration status finally resolved, Lennon received his "green card" certifying his permanent residency, and when Jimmy Carter was inaugurated as president in January 1977, Lennon and Ono attended the Inaugural Ball


Cox and Kyoko sent Ono a sympathy message after Lennon's 1980 murder. add something


In early 1980, Lennon heard Lene Lovich and The B-52's' "Rock Lobster" in a nightclub, and it reminded him of Ono's musical sound. add something


John Lennon retired from music to become a househusband caring for their child, until shortly before his murder in December 1980, which Ono witnessed at close range. add something


Ringo Starr - After Lennon was murdered in 1980, Starr and his girlfriend Barbara Bach flew to New York City to be with Lennon's widow Yoko Ono


Get Back - In 1980, Lennon stated that "there's some underlying thing about Yoko in there", saying that McCartney looked at Yoko Ono in the studio every time he sang "Get back to where you once belonged


Double Fantasy - "'Double Fantasy"' is a 1980 album released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono


In 1981, she released the album Season of Glass with 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. add something


Andy Newmark - He was the featured drummer on Yoko Ono's "Season of Glass" in 1981


Northern Songs - In 1981, with Yoko Ono, McCartney attempted to make a joint purchase of the ATV music catalogue


Paul McCartney - McCartney and Yoko Ono attempted to purchase the Northern Songs catalogue in 1981, but Grade declined their offer and decided to sell ATV in its entirety to businessman Robert Holmes à Court


Phil Spector - Spector worked with Yoko Ono in 1981, and co-produced "Season of Glass", her first work after the death of her husband, John Lennon


Playboy - David Sheff's interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared in the January 1981 issue, which was on newsstands at the time of Lennon's murder; the interview was later published in book format


In 1984, 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. add something


In 1986, Ono set out on a goodwill world tour for Starpeace, mostly visiting Eastern European countries. add something


Asis, Yvonne Rainer, La Monte Young, Richard Maxfield, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Yo La Tengo, and Andy_Warhol (in 1987 Ono was one of the speakers at Warhol's funeral). add something


In 1990, Ono collaborated with music consultant Jeff Pollack to honor what would've been Lennon's 50th birthday with a worldwide broadcast of "Imagine". add something


Ono went on hiatus until signing with Rykodisc in 1992 to release the comprehensive six-disc box set Onobox. add something


Frank Zappa - Zappa later released his version of excerpts from the concert on "Playground Psychotics" in 1992, including the jam track "Scumbag" and an extended avant-garde vocal piece by Ono , which Zappa renamed "A Small Eternity with Yoko Ono"


In 1994, Kyoko made contact with Ono and established a relationship. add something


In 1994, Ono produced her own musical entitled New York Rock, featuring Broadway renditions of her songs. add something


Timo Ellis - He returned to New York in 1994, where he joined with Sam Koppelman and Sean Lennon to record as IMA. IMA backed Lennon's mother, Yoko Ono, on her album "Rising"


Cartney and his family collaborated with her and Sean Lennon to create the song "Hiroshima Sky is Always Blue", which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing of that Japanese city. add something


In 1995, she released Rising, a collaboration with her son Sean and his band, Ima. Rising spawned a world tour that traveled through Europe, Japan and the United States. add something


In 1996, the watch manufacturing company Swatch produced a limited edition watch that commemorates this film. add something


In addition to conceptual art, Ono has created participatory art, including her 1996 project entitled "Wish Tree" in Japan. add something


Cartney, she said, more closely resembled his less-talented rival Salieri. add something


In 1997, Rykodisc reissued all her solo albums on CD, from Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band through Starpeace. add something


Lance Dann - In 1999 he recorded two documentaries with Yoko Ono for BBC Radio 3, the first time she'd spoken at length to the British media for over 20 years


In 2000, she founded the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Saitama, Japan. add something


The Rare Films of Yoko Ono: New York 65–66 Fluxus Films London 66–67, England 68–69, London 69–71, Around the World 69–71, New York 70 – 71 and Ann Arbor/NYC 71–72 2000 at the ICA, London, March 2004. add something


John Lennon - In 2000, David Shayler, a former member of Britain's domestic security service MI5 suggested that Lennon had given money to the IRA though this was swiftly denied by Ono. Biographer Bill Harry records that following Bloody Sunday, Lennon and Ono financially supported the production of the film "The Irish Tapes", a political documentary with a Republican slant


Four months after her husband's murder, Ono began a relationship with antiques dealer and interior designer Sam Havadtoy, which lasted until 2001. add something


In 2001, YES YOKO ONO, a forty-year retrospective of Ono's work, received the prestigious 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. add something


Ono received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Liverpool University in 2001. add something


In 2002 Ono was awarded the Skowhegan Medal for work in assorted media. add something


In 2002, Yoko joined The B-52's in New York for their 25th anniversary concerts. add something


In 2002, she was presented with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Bard College. add something


Ono Grant for Peace, by giving $50,000 (£31,900) prize money to artists living "in regions of conflict. add something


Starting in 2002, some DJs remixed other Ono songs for dance clubs. add something


In April 2003, Ono's Walking on Thin Ice was rated No. 1 on Billboard Magazine's "Dance/Club Play Chart", gaining Ono her first number one hit. add something


Pet Shop Boys - They remixed Yoko Ono's "Walking on Thin Ice" in 2003 and Rammstein's "Mein Teil" in 2004


At the Liverpool Biennial in 2004, Yoko flooded the city with banners, bags, stickers, postcards, flyers, posters and badges, with two images: one of a woman's naked breast, the other of the same woman's vulva. add something


In 2005, Ono said, "People like to picture Paul and me in a boxing ring, feuding all the time, otherwise it's not exciting or interesting for them. add something


Yoko Ono delivering flowers to Lennon's memorial in 2005. add something


Ono performed at the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin , Italy, wearing white, like many of the others who performed during the ceremony, to symbolize the snow that makes the Winter Olympics possible. add something


Allan von Schenkel - In 2006, renowned composer and artist Yoko Ono wrote "Secret Piece II" for Allan von Schenkel, which he premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum


Cat Power - She sang lead vocal on the Ensemble track "Disown, Delete" and reworked "Revelations" with Yoko Ono for Ono's 2007 album "Yes, I'm a Witch"


Stephen Trask - Pitchfork Music Festival - Trask performed with Yoko Ono on July 14, 2007 at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago , Illinois


Ono returned to Liverpool for the 2008 Liverpool Biennial, where she unveiled "Sky Ladders" in the ruins of Church of St Luke, Liverpool (which was largely destroyed during World War II and now stands roofless as a memorial to those killed in the Liverpool Blitz). add something


Pedro Yanowitz - In 2008 Yanowitz played drums in Yoko Ono's band when she headlined the Pitchfork Music Festival


Tommie Sunshine - In 2008, Tommie Sunshine remixed Yoko Ono's new version of Give Peace A Chance for a 12" on Twisted, which reached the number 1 position on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart


Designers Against Aids - The collections launched in 2008 and 2009 featured celebrities like Rihanna, Dita Von Teese, N.E.R.D, Timbaland, Moby, Estelle, Tokio Hotel, Yoko Ono, and Katharine Hamnett


Lennon Murphy - On February 12, 2008, Yoko Ono filed a complaint against Murphy's use of her own first name


Give Peace a Chance - On 1 June 2008, the 39th anniversary of the song's recording, the first of three digital-only singles was released through Twisted Records exclusively on Beatport with remixes featuring a newly recorded vocal by Yoko Ono


Lennon Murphy - On September 23, 2008, after months of legal battle Yoko Ono lost to Lennon Murphy after the United States Trademark Board dismissed Ono's petition


In 2009, Ono created an exhibit called John_Lennon: THE NEW YORK CITY YEARS for the NYC Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex. add something


In 2009, Ono recorded Between My Head and the Sky, her first album to be released as "Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band" since 1973's Feeling the Space. add something


In 2009, she showed a selection of new and old work as part of her show "Anton's Memory" in Venice, Italy. add something


On March 31, 2009, Yoko Ono went to the inauguration of the exhibition: "Imagine: The Peace Ballad of John & Yoko" to mark the 40th anniversary of Lennon-Ono bed-in at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada from May 26 to June 2, 1969. add something


She received a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement from the Venice Biennale in 2009. add something


In May 2009, Yoko designed a T-shirt for the second 'Fashion against AIDS' campaign/collection of HIV/AIDS awareness NGO Designers against AIDS and HM, with the statement 'Imagine Peace' depicted in 21 different languages. add something


In June 2009, at the age of 76, Ono scored her fifth No. 1 hit on the "Dance/Club Play Chart" with "I'm Not Getting Enough. add something


Sean Lennon - Along with girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Lennon started a record label, Chimera Music, and stepped into the world of film scores in 2009 with "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead", directed by long-time friend and school mate Jordan Galland In the same year, Lennon produced a second album on Chimera for his mother, "Between My Head and the Sky," by Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band


Give Peace a Chance - The last instalment was released 18 February 2009, Yoko's birthday


Antony Hegarty - Meltdown - In June 2009, he appeared live with Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band at Ornette Coleman's "Meltdown" at the Royal Festival Hall, singing Ono's "Toyboat"


Jackson Browne - Browne appeared at the 2010 NAMM Conference in Anaheim, California with Yoko Ono and Quincy Jones in support of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.


Dakota Blue Richards - Since 2010 she supports Action for Children, the first charity in UK to help vulnerable youth break through injustice and deprivation, supported by many celebrities like Annie Lennox and Yoko Ono


Naoko Mori - Mori portrayed Yoko Ono in the BBC Four production "Lennon Naked", which aired in the UK on Wednesday 23 June 2010


Christopher Eccleston - This BBC Four production aired in the UK on 23 June 2010, with Eccleston playing the title role, and Naoko Mori, who had previously appeared with him in Doctor Who, as Yoko Ono


Ringo Starr - On 7 July 2010, Starr celebrated his 70th birthday at Radio City Music Hall, New York with another All-Starr Band concert, topped with friends and family joining him on stage including Yoko Ono and his son Zak, and Paul McCartney as a surprise guest


Ringo Starr - On 7 July 2010, Starr celebrated his 70th birthday at Radio City Music Hall, New York with another All-Starr Band concert, topped with friends and family joining him on stage including Yoko Ono and his son Zak: McCartney made a surprise appearance


Raimund Abraham - In 2011, Abraham was part of the ensemble cast in the film "Sleepless nights stories," which included Marina Abramovic, Thomas Boujut, Louise Bourgeois, Simon Bryant, Phong Bui, Pip Chodorov, Louis Garrel, Björk Gudmundsdottir, Flo Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, Harmony Korine, Lefty Korine, Rachel Korine-Simon, Kris Kucinskas, Hopi Lebel, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Diane Lewis, Jonas Lozoraitis, Adolfas Mekas, Oona Mekas, Sebastian Mekas, DoDo Jin Ming, Dalius Naujokaitis, Benn Northover, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yoko Ono, Nathalie Provosty, Carolee Schneeman, Patti Smith, and Lee Stringer


In 2012, Ono was the winner of the 2012 Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Austria's highest award for applied contemporary art. add something


In January 2012, "Talking to the Universe" becomes her seventh consecutive number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. add something


On June 29, 2012 Ono received a "Lifetime Achievement" award in Dublin add something


Thurston Moore - IN 2012 Moore and Kim Gordon announced that they were working on a collaborative album with Yoko Ono to be titled "YOKOKIMTHURSTON"


Sunrise Coigney - His neighbors with a family house near his in Callicoon, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, decided to mobilize their friends around the anti-fracking cause, and in August 2012 Artists Against Fracking was launched with Ruffalo and the two heading it


In January 2013, the 79-year-old Ono, along with her son Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon, took to rural Pennsylvania in a bus under the banner of the Artists Against Fracking group they created in 2012 to protest against fracking add something


In February 2013, Ono accepted the Rainer Hildebrandt Medal at Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie Museum awarded to her and Lennon for their lifetime of work on behalf of peace and human rights add something


In February 2013, to coincide with Ono's 80th birthday, the largest retrospective of her work opened in Frankfurt add something


In June 2013, she's curating the Meltdown festival in London add something


She was made an honorary citizen of Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 9, 2013 add something


Marianne Faithfull - On 22 June 2013 she made a sell-out concert appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with jazz musician Bill Frisell playing guitar, as a part of Meltdown Festival curated by Yoko Ono


In February 2014 her Twitter followers reached 4,67 million, while her Instagram followers exceeded 99,000 add something


In April 2014 her Twitter followers reached 4,69 million, and notes about performances add something


In March 2015, 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 add something


Robert Ryan - They lived in the Manhattan co-op The Dakota at 72nd and Central Park West and eventually sublet the apartment to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, according to "The Lives of Robert Ryan", a biography of the actor by J.R. Jones published in 2015


Robert Ryan - They lived in the Manhattan co-op The Dakota at 72nd and Central Park West and eventually sublet the apartment to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, according to "The Lives of Robert Ryan", a biography of the actor by J.R. Jones published in 2015


On February 26, 2016, Ono was hospitalized after suffering what was rumored to be a possible stroke add something


In October 2016 Ono unveiled her first permanent art installation in the United States located in Jackson Park and it promotes peace add something


In December 2016, "Billboard magazine" named her the 11th most successful dance club artist of all time add something


Bridget Riley - In 2017, alongside Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin, Riley donated artworks to an auction to raise money for Modern Art Oxford


Gitanes - It is noted that John Lennon smoked Gitanes on his last day and a cigarette case containing his Gitanes cigarettes was recovered by German authorities in 2017 after being stolen from Yoko Ono in 2006


Imagine (John Lennon song) - In June 2017, the National Music Publishers Association *awarded "Imagine" a Centennial Song *award and recognized Yoko Ono as a co-author of the song


In a 2018 issue of Portland Magazine, editor Colin W. Sargent writes of interviewing Yoko while she was visiting Portland, Maine in 2005 add something


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Yoko Ono among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something


Performance art - Schneemann and Jonas along with Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, Nam June 2019 Paik, Wolf Vostell, Allan Kaprow, Vito Acconci, Chris Burden and Dennis Oppenheim pioneered the relationship between "Body art" and performance art