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Saturday, August 25th, 2012
1:59 pm - What the Sun Took From Us

Hi I'm new to this community but I wanted to share this Fan Fiction based on a dream I had the other day about John Lennon. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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current mood: accomplished

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011
1:22 am - A Beatles Role Play!

Hello my dears! I just wanted to plug a Beatles-related community of mine here, see if some of you might be interested.
(xposted, sorry!)

Click on the picture to enter!

Nothing Is Real is a Beatles role play community! It partly deals with mature themes, which is why we are friends only, but you can of course join just to read the threads. We are open to gen, het and slash. AUs are accepted, but not original characters. The game is mostly centred around the Beatles but any character even loosely connected with the 60s or 70s art scene is welcome, really.

It's a 'no strings attached' sort of role play which basically means that you can apply for as many characters as you want, Beatles, Beatles wives or friends and there can be as many players as we want, even for the same characters. You can also choose your time and space span, build it up through several threads or jump from one thing to the other freely. It fact it isn't a well-built rp as much as a den, a place for you to meet other role players and start threads freely with the ones you like.

If you are interested in role playing in the Beatles universe, don't be scared to have a look around at the rules and introduction posts, and message me if you have any questions! Role playing is pretty much like reading/writing fan-fiction, except that you do it with one or several other people, which is always good fun, unexpected and stimulating. Hope to see you around!

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
11:19 pm


Welcome to The Beatles News, a community to discuss the Beatles in general, and more precisely recent news about them!

A safe place for all Beatles fans, from casual to hysterics.

Be the first to know about brand-new Beatles news and read our f-only scans of Beatles-related articles.
Share pictures, videos, songs and useful links.
Recommend the best fanfiction of website you've found.
Discuss to your heart's content, ask for help and precisions on everything you'd always hoped to know better!

Hope to see you around :)

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
8:12 pm

my dad has some prints of his portraits up for sale in his new etsy shop, if you'd like to take a look:



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Monday, January 12th, 2009
5:26 am - Historical Twitters

Twitter spoof site features Jesus, Gandhi and John Lennon
Twitter fans have set up a spoof website imagining the Tweets that historical figures including Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi and The Beatles' John Lennon would have posted.
By Matthew Moore

Historical Tweets features snappy micro-blogs showing the thoughts of famous people at key moments in the past, as opposed to the standard Twitter fare of trivia from web users' humdrum lives. The joke site copies the distinctive design of the popular short-form blogging service which allows users to post 140 character updates on what they are doing.

A few days before Martin Luther King's inspiring speech in Washington, DC in 1963, the US civil rights leader Tweets: "Bought a sleep journal. I keep having dreams but forget to write them down." Neil Armstrong's supposed message plays on claims that the 1969 moon landing was faked by the US government, and that the famous footage was filmed in a studio. In a Tweet to fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he jokes: "Headed to the set... I mean moon. LOL. You been practicing slow motion "no gravity" walk?"

Historical Tweets also imitates the blithe self-deception exhibited by some real-life Twitter users to comic effect. Ahead of his disastrous defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 General Custer messages native Indian leader Sitting Bull: "I warn in advance, this battle will make me famous".

Describing his relationship with Yoko Ono, who had a strained relationship with the rest of The Beatles, John Lennon Tweets: "Met new girlfriend. Bandmates love her".

In their tongue-in-cheek description of the site, the creators of Historical Tweets said they hope to make the past more palatable to a modern generations used the getting their information in bite-sized chunks. "Books have been ruining history. So many unnecessary words. Now, with Historical Tweets, history's most amazing men and women can be fully understood, a mere 140 characters at a time."

© Telegraph Media Group Limited 2009

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2:01 am - Lennon Books

John Lennon: The Life by Frank CarriganCollapse )

New book collects John Lennon's essential interviewsCollapse )

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1:41 am - Lennon Biopic

John Lennon Biopic Starts Casting


Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff and Aaron Johnson will star in Nowhere Boy, the upcoming biopic on acclaimed musician John Lennon. The film is being directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, his feature debut.

The film details the young life and rise to stardom of the Beatle. Scott Thomas will play Lennon’s tough-talking Aunt Mimi, who played a major role in bringing up the rock icon, Duff will play his mother Julia and Johnson will portray Lennon.

Scott Thomas, known best for her roles in The English Patient and The Horse Whisperer, is currently earning a lot of awards buzz for her role in the drama I’ve Loved You So Long. Duff has appeared in Notes on a Scandal and the British television series Shameless, which is currently being remade for American audiences.

Johnson previously starred in the comedy Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and recently wrapped Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation Kick Ass, where he stars opposite Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong and Nicolas Cage.

Taylor-Wood was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes film fest for her debut short Love You More, produced by her mentor, the late Anthony Minghella. Nowhere Boy was written by Matt Greenhalgh, who won a special achievement BAFTA last year for his script for Control, about doomed Joy Division singer Ian Brown.

Nowhere Boy is scheduled to shoot in March on location in Liverpool and at Ealing Studios.

© The Moving Picture

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009
12:31 am - Lennon's MBE Discovered

John Lennon's MBE found in royal vault
Beatles fans campaign for the medal to go on public display

The MBE that John Lennon returned to The Queen in 1969 has been found in a royal vault.

The star was awarded the MBE along with the rest of The Beatles in 1965, but later decided to send it back as a form of protest.

In a letter addressed to The Queen, Lennon wrote:
"Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts. With Love, John Lennon of Bag."

The medal, which has lain untouched for years, was found in a cabinet at the Chancery Department Of The Royal Household, reports The Daily Telegraph. It is still in its original presentation case, and is accompanied by Lennon's protest letter.

Beatles historians and fans are now calling for the MBE to be put on public display, either in a museum or at Lennon's childhood home in Liverpool, Mendips, which was donated to the National Trust by Yoko Ono.

Lennon grew up in Mendips with his Aunt Mimi, and the legend originally sent her the medal to look after. It took pride of place on her mantelpiece until its return to The Queen.

© NME (IPC MEDIA) 1996-2009

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Monday, January 5th, 2009
3:54 pm - Digital Lennon

With permission from his widow, Yoko Ono, a digital John Lennon stars in a new commercial for One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a charity attempting to grant Internet access to children in developing countries. The clip features Lennon’s voice seemingly digitally sewn together. “Imagine if every child, no matter where in the world they were, could access a universe of knowledge,” the virtual Lennon says. “They would have a chance to learn, to dream, to achieve anything they want. I tried to do it through my music, but now you can do it in a very different way.”

Multi-colored pixels bombard the screen until they form an image of Lennon, who speaks into the camera: “You can give a child a laptop and more than imagine, you can change the world.” Even 28 years after his death, the ad is still pretty haunting. This isn’t the first time a celebrity has been integrated digitally for commercial means: Fred Astaire danced with a vacuum cleaner during a Super Bowl ad, and Elvis Presley and Muppets mastermind Jim Henson have also posthumously appeared in commercials. OLPC was founded in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte and hopes to provide children in poor countries with durable, solar-powered laptops that cost a mere $200. The program is one Ono obviously believes in, as she has been very hesitant to lend Lennon’s image to ads in the past.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2008
8:58 am - intro and a question about "Remember"

Hi. I'm Cindy and just joined this community as I had a John Lennon song question that I was googling and it took me here.  I'm already a livejournal user so why not I can keep up on my JL facts too.  I'm a huge fan and have listened to John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band release with the classic "Mother" on it.  I've listened to this album many many time and just yesterday I was listening to "Remember" in my car.  Of course I was singing along.  As I sang the last line though... I realized that it was the 5th of November.  I don't know what the significance is and I was wondering if anyone knows what he meant that we should always remember the 5th of November?  TIA.

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
4:13 pm - Believe Lennon jacket ad, or let it be


Believe Lennon jacket ad, or let it be
Article Last Updated: 01/29/2008 12:41:10 AM EST

Nestled in the "Lost & Found" column, next to ads about lost pets, was the item: "FOUND: John Lennon's Denim jacket & Personal Diary & other items in downtown Bridgeport."

Clearly, this wasn't your typical classified ad in the Connecticut Post, where it has appeared over the past few days. It was provocative and mysterious and, well, completely false.

Unfortunately, no memorabilia belonging to the late ex-Beatle has surfaced in the city. The ad is the work of Los Angeles-based prankster Rory Emerald, and is one of about 40 false ads he has placed over the past few years. His escapades have been written about in media outlets around the country, making him something of a cult figure. But Emerald said his goal has less to do with attaining notoriety and more to do with entertaining others.

"I do it because it makes people happy," Emerald said of his "hobby." "It makes people laugh."

Born Julian Lee Hobbs, Emerald changed his name in the early 1980s. He's been running bogus ads off and on for several years.

He's placed classifieds touting the discovery of an "adorably unique two-headed kitten" and H.G. Wells' time machine. He put an ad in a Lubbock, Texas, paper claiming to have found a gold cigarette case and lighter belonging to first lady Laura Bush.

He pinpointed Connecticut as the site of his latest goof for several reasons. First, he's never done a prank here. Second, since Lennon used to live in nearby New York City, it was at least plausible that Lennon had traveled to Connecticut.

"I figured that was someplace John Lennon had been," Emerald said. "It just seemed like the right place."

It was even more plausible than Emerald knew, as Bridgeport's Main Street was once the site of a recording studio used by several prominent artists.

Given the believability of his invention, Emerald said, he's gotten many calls inquiring about the Lennon items. "What really made it intriguing wasn't the denim jacket," Emerald said. "It was the diary."

When Emerald told them it was a prank, most callers were good sports. In fact, many weren't surprised by the revelation.

"A lot of people know it's a prank," he said.

Emerald declined to provide details about how he placed the ad, stating that he didn't want to give away any tricks of the trade to aspiring pranksters. However, Shirnet Kelly, who works in the Post's classified department and took the ad request, said she received a call from a woman claiming her daughter had found the items. Like everyone else, Kelly said her curiosity was piqued by the ad.

"I asked her if her daughter read the diary," Kelly said. "She said no — she wasn't interested."

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
1:32 pm - May Pang to release book of never-before-seen pictures of her time with John



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Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
10:28 am - Yoko Ono on Democracy Now!

Follow this link for the show broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 16:

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Monday, August 27th, 2007


The Oz, from St. Petersburg Russia, is releasing officially in the U.S. a Punk-Opera cover album of John Lennon political & rare songs in the Fall of 2007. We encourage you to listen to a few songs at www.myspace.com/dotheozrussia (including versions of rare songs like 'Now and then' and 'Serve yourself') and enjoy 3 videos filmed for this project at www.youtube.com/vvs49 (God, Serve yourself, Jealous guy)

There's some more detailed information including Press-release, the Full Track-list & More songs at the special ALBUM INFO PAGE of the OZ official website -- www.dotheoz.com/lennon.htm

By the way, We are asking if someone of you guys could help us inform other fans of John Lennon by posting news of
this exciting new album on your website or somehow else.

The Oz is very interested in your opinion and comments in any form. Please e-mail The Oz theoz@yandex.ru or come visit the
official website www.dotheoz.com and sign our guest book.

Deepest Thanks,

Let's hope for Peace.
The OZ

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
3:18 am - the OZ - GOD

The video for our version of Lennon's song God -- made last out of the three afore mentioned videos for the project's debut album The OZ (Orkestr ZACHEM), Lennon Punk Revolution.

http://dotheoz.com (there maybe problems with connections to the site, if so click "refresh")

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Monday, May 21st, 2007
10:25 am - Lennon Festival

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current mood: tired

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Sunday, April 8th, 2007
6:06 pm - Yoko Ono CDs with her autograph available

Dear all,

take part in the AIU giveaway and you can win Yoko Ono's great new album Yes I'm A Witch with her hand-written autograph "love, Yoko".

If you couldn't be there for the Yoko Ono record signing in New York in February, don't worry, because I have four autographed copies just waiting to be mailed to you!

All you need to do is to tell me what is your favourite track on Yes I'm A Witch, and explain why:

Kiss Kiss Kiss!

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Saturday, April 7th, 2007
11:20 am - Beatles Binned

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current mood: cranky

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Monday, January 22nd, 2007
12:28 am - Just felt like mentioning this.


I was just listening to the Blue Beatles album 1967-1970, and it occured to me that there are 28 songs on there, almost all of which are masterpieces (especially the John Lennon tracks), and it can never cease to amaze me how all these songs were written and recorded in a 3 year period.  It's outstanding the quality of their song writing.  When you consider most bands today may write a brilliant song every so often, maybe once or twice in 5-6 years.

It's impossible to say which is the best song on that album - Strawberry Fields Forever, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, All You Need is Love, A Day in the Life, Revolution, Let it Be, Here Comes the Sun, The Ballad of John and Yoko, Come Together, and Across the Universe.  How good are these songs?

current mood: impressed

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Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
5:23 pm

Hiya everyone, this is Mary, also known as Chester or Miss Mary =)... I just wanted to invite you all to two of my communities about The Beatles... please keep reading!!!.

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BeatleSecret Is my oldest and biggest community, with more of 250 members and 80 secrets post, the community wants to have as much members as posible, because every fan have their own secrets, and that's what the community is about.
If you haven't heard about BeatleSecret yet, you can check our Community Information to know what's about.
But the main reason of the community, is to make a graphic (Not a fancy one, just a picture with some words works perfectly fine) with a secret about The Beatles or Beatle-related people, you can go here to see an example.
We need you there, because the comm can't run without secrets, and I know we all have secrets about the guys =). It's also a great place to meet new fans and give your point of view.
The secrets are anonynmous, so no one will know which one is your secret, so you can tell us your deepest and darkest secret over there and still feel safe 'cause no one will know that that's your secret.

Click here to join the community

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The Beatles - Review This is a review community, where you can send your fan fictions, poems, short stories, songs etc... tne point of this community is to everyone participate, posting and reading what the others are posting, to give a good review and have fun.
As a writer, I know how frustrating is to share what you think is a good story and poeple only comments "Good job, I liked it" and that's all, sometimes we need a little feedback and support from our fellow Beatle-fans, that's why I made this place with my friend thisisalyssa, so you can post your work and read other people's work, all we want is to have a friendly place to share our stories and poems, and if people is kind enough recieve a good review telling us what did you like or didn't like about it.
We have some simple rules that you can read here so you can have an idea of what's the community about.

Click here to join the community

Me: well, I'm a 21 year-old girl from Mexico that loves The Beatles way too much, and I'm always happy to meet new fans, so if you want to add me feel free to do it =).

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If this is not allowed, please feel free to delete it

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