John Lennon’s 70th Birthday

  • Films

Nowhere Boy and LENNONYC, including Central Park screening of the latter on Lennon’s birthday (click here).

  • Reissue Campaign

(click here – listen to new mix of Double Fantasy and more)

  • Imagine Peace Tower “Dear Friends

On October 9th, I will relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland in memory of my late husband John Lennon.

Please ask all your friends to join us by Tweeting your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

You can do this by going to where you can also watch the lighting live with us at
8pm GMT = 9pm UK = 3pm NY= midday LA = 5am Japan.

Tell all your friends. Spread the word. Let’s tweet a million wishes for peace for John’s birthday!


“18K wishes & 14K retweets so far! Keep sending a million wishes to @IPTower for John Lennon’s birthday!” October 9, 2010, 9:39 AM EST
  • Imagine Peace and Harmony Monument

In addition to Yoko lighting the Imagine Peace Tower, first son Julian and first wife Cynthia will unveil an 18-foot global Imagine Peace and Harmony monument in Liverpool

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex
  • Ozzy’s 70th Birthday Tribute to John Lennon (Being for the Benefit of Amnesty International)


  • Lennon Remembered

Lennon Remembered  – Merch and Site links:


  • The Quarry Men Tour and Plastic Ono Revival

The Quarry Men, John Lennon’s first band, kick off an American tour in honor of the late artists’ 70th Birthday on September 23 in Newark, N.J.  The tour runs through October 9 – what would have been the big day for Lennon.

The weekend before John’s birthday, the recently revived Plastic Ono Band played two shows in LA.  Iggy Pop, RZA, members from Sonic Youth, Tune-Yards and Lady Gaga wrote and performed new verses for encore “Give Peace a Chance”

October 1st featured Iggy Pop, RZA, Perry Farrell, Nels Cline, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Gallo, Haruomi Hosono, Harper Simon, Tune-Yards

The next night featured Lady Gaga, Mike Watt, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, RZA, Perry Farrell, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Gallo, Haruomi Hosono, Harper Simon, Tune-Yards

(warning, not for all those people who got mad about Gaga tweeting pictures of herself playing John’s white piano a few months back)

IcelandReview: “Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band performed in Reykjavík in honor of late Beatle John Lennon’s 70th birthday after lighting the Imagine Peace Tower on Videy island. Mayor Jón Gnarr, Ringo Starr and Olivia Harrison joined the band for “Give Peace a Chance”. Video by Páll Kjartansson:”


  • Even Google…

You know Lennon-mania is here when even Google gets in on the action…

John Lennon 70th birthday anniversary Google Doodle:

Happy birthday and rest in peace, John Lennon

…and thanks to Yoko, the woman behind almost all of these new projects. “She’s done an incredible job making sure John is an enduring artist of continued relevance,” says Beatles historian Martin Lewis. “She was shabbily treated by the Boomer press, but she’s revered by younger people.” (USA Today)

For songs of the day, all things John Lennon 2010, music news, Flaming Lips quotes and more…


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