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John Lennon artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pictured above in January 1970, are the subjects of Jonathan Cott's new book Days That I'll Remember. Cott met Lennon in 1968 and was friends with the couple.

February 17, 2013 Jonathan Cott was the last journalist to interview John Lennon before the singer's death.

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Yoko Ono and John Lennon

October 9, 2010 Writer David Sheff shares audio recordings of his exclusive 1980 interview with the rock legend.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono

August 25, 2009 A group of activists draws on John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 honeymoon for inspiration.

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December 8, 2005 Ed Gordon remembers ex-Beatle John Lennon and his love of soul music.

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December 8, 2005 On the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death, we listen to his introspective song, "In My Life."

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July 6, 2007 Live Earth founder Kevin Wall, Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson and musician Alejandro Escoved...

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December 21, 2006 A new CD of Beatles music is out and it isn't simply a reissue of the same songs. It's a mashup ...

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September 21, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR reviewers Robert Christgau, Meredith Ochs, T...

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November 9, 2004 The soulful and inspired Ray LaMontagne; The homespun songs of Amy Correia; Listening to TV on t...

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John Lennon

October 8, 2010 A trip around the web to look the commercial, loving, irreverent celebrations of Lennon's life.

Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon

October 8, 2010 John Lennon's first wife shares what it was like to experience Beatlemania firsthand in the 1960s.

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December 21, 2006 The files relate to surveillance of Lennon in the 1970s. Their release follows a 25-year battle.

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November 5, 2004 Ashley Kahn reviews a new collection of John Lennon recordings called Acoustic.

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

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  • Album: Acoustic
  • Artist: John Lennon
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  • Released: 2004