Knowledge Identifier: +Yoko_Ono
Born in 1933.
Countries: United States (41%), United Kingdom (29%), (11%)
Linked to: Basement Jaxx, Metro, Pet Shop Boys, The Flaming Lips
In 1940, the family moved to New York City, where Ono's father was working.
She remained in Tokyo through the great fire-bombing of March 9, 1945.
In 1956, she married composer Toshi Ichiyanagi.
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
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").
John Lennon once described her as "the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.
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
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
John Lennon later gave Ono the original handwritten lyrics to "The Word", which were subsequently reproduced in Cage's book Notations published in 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
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
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
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
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.
Northern Songs - In 1981, with Yoko Ono, McCartney attempted to make a joint purchase of the ATV music catalogue
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).
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.
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
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
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.
Pedro Yanowitz - In 2008 Yanowitz played drums in Yoko Ono's band when she headlined the Pitchfork Music Festival
Lennon Murphy - On February 12, 2008, Yoko Ono filed a complaint against Murphy's use of her own first name
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
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
Naoko Mori - Mori portrayed Yoko Ono in the BBC Four production "Lennon Naked", which aired in the UK on Wednesday 23 June 2010
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
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
In a 2018 issue of Portland Magazine, editor Colin W. Sargent writes of interviewing Yoko while she was visiting Portland, Maine in 2005
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