Here's a 21st-century art object if ever there was one: a Japanese film by a French-Vietnamese writer-director based on a 1987 international best-seller named after a 1965 Beatles' song about Scandinavian pine.
Like so many other people of my generation, John Lennon and the Beatles made an indelible stamp on my life. The very first piece of vinyl I actually owned -- and hadn't borrowed from my older brother -- was the album "Help!"
John Lennon would have turned 70 years old this month, and were the late Beatle alive today, he might be sitting in a rocking chair in Cornwall, England, with wife Yoko Ono waiting for a postcard from their son, Sean, Ono said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.
John Lennon's autographed lyrics for "A Day in the Life" -- one of the top tunes from an iconic album -- went for more than a song Friday when it was sold at Sotheby's Auction house in New York for $1,202,500.
John Lennon's autographed lyrics for "A Day in the Life" -- one of the best-known songs from an iconic album -- are expected to sell for more than a song when they go up for auction at Sotheby's New York on June 18.
Sean McManus, president of CBS sports, has decreed that when Tiger Woods plays in the Masters next week it will attract almost the same magnitude of interest as Barack Obama's inauguration. While we have not been treated to that sort of overstatement since John Lennon declared that The Beatles had put Jesus in their shadow, be assured, the level of curiosity will be huge.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly recently acknowledged receipt of a report linking Reggie Fleming, a former NHL player who passed away last July, to serious brain injury. Authored by Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist at Boston University and the Bedford Veterans Administration Medical Center in Massachusetts, the report connected for the first time a pro hockey player to the post-career brain health risks that are already linked to boxers and what seem to be terrifying numbers of pro, college and even high school football players.
Is reggae superstar Bob Marley bigger than Jesus? That's debatable, but the music legend who died 28 years ago is about to challenge Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson for the title of richest dead celebrity.
John, Paul, George and Ringo are getting the band back together, in a manner of speaking, with a new Beatles-themed video game and digital upgrade of the group's entire catalog both released Wednesday.
Maybe it wasn't John Lennon's best musical effort, but a tape of an apparently inebriated Lennon warbling a cover of Lloyd Price's "Just Because" brought a sobering $30,000 at auction Sunday in Los Angeles.
When John Lennon remarked in 1966 that the Beatles were then "more popular than Jesus" his comments prompted outrage in the United States. But this weekend the Vatican's newspaper paid tribute to the band on the 40th anniversary of the release of the "White Album" in an article interpreted by some as a papal pardon for Lennon.
For the first time the public will get to see 27 pencil and pen drawings along with five lithographs and serigraphs -- all authenticated -- at the Waukesha County Historical Society Museum in suburban Milwaukee
So you're between the ages of 13 and 24. What makes you happy? A worried, weary parent might imagine the answer to sound something like this: Sex, drugs, a little rock 'n' roll. Maybe some cash, or at least the car keys.
Apple Inc. said on Tuesday it would offer the entire solo catalog of John Lennon on iTunes in its second such deal with one of the Beatles, who have been among the highest-profile holdouts to put tunes online.
Kick off with vertigo-inducing vistas -- choose between the mighty Anglican Cathedral, the largest in Britain, with 100m high panoramic views over the city, or the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, affectionately nicknamed "Paddy's Wigwam" by the locals, with its kaleidoscopic stained glass windows and Lutyens crypt.
In the predawn darkness of a Saturday in 2003, neurosurgeon Henry Perowne looks out the upper-story windows of his enviably grand London home and sees a burning plane streak across the sky: ''Above the usual deep and airy roar is a straining, choking banshee sound growing in volume -- both a scream and a sustained shout, an impure, dirty noise.''
In 1957, as the gritty sounds of rock 'n' roll started filling the airwaves, two teens named John and Paul met for the first time just outside the industrial English town of Liverpool, trading riffs and setting the stage for a musical revolution.