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A series of photos, some familiar, others not, of John and Yoko "listening" to the pavement in New York City via stethoscopes, is up for bid, the Daily Mail reports. The shots were taken in 19971 by Iain MacMillan, who also shot the cover photo for the Beatles' Abbey Road LP.
A contact sheet featuring 12 photos will be sold via Bonhams of London at a starting price of £9,000 on Feb. 25.
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Israeli classical violinist Irvry Gitlis, who played with the makeshift Dirty Mac band (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell) on the Rolling Stones' "Rock and Roll Circus" TV special, died on Dec. 24 at age 98, The Associated Press reports.
Gitlis appears with the band backing a vocal performance by Yoko Ono in the film and was widely known in the world of classical music.
France’s culture minister [hailed Gitlis] as “a magnificent performer, a generous musician” who dedicated his life “to serving all kinds of music.”
...Recognizable in recent decades by his long white hair and distinctive caps and scarves, Gitlis began playing in the 1920s and performed into the 2010s. The Paris Philharmonic celebrated “one of the longest and most prolific careers in the history of music.”
Stay through the Dirty Mac playing the Beatles' "Yer Blues" and you'll see Gitlis' "Rock and Roll Circus" performance with Yoko and the band below:
Thursday, November 12, 2020
At age 87 in frail health, Yoko Ono has appointed her son, Sean Ono Lennon, to represent her business interest, including those related to the Beatles, The Daily Mail reports.
Yoko has been managing John's $800million fortune since his death in 1980.
Now Sean, 45, has been appointed a director at eight companies linked to the family and The Beatles according to The Mirror, including the multimedia Apple Corps.
Apple Corps had reported assets of $36million last year, and Sean is also believed to be taking over at Lensolo, managing John's solo material, Maclen, which publishes John's work in the US, and Subafilms, a music film company.