Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy 77th Birthday Yoko Ono

MC sends Yoko Ono birthday greetings; no other woman in the modern age has been as ignorantly and viciously vilified as she. At the risk of alienating our readers, most probably have very little understanding of her life and work. ("Now you'll always be Mrs. Lennon," quipped John upon their marriage; how right he was.) Click on the title of this post to read an overview of her life and work; we're certain you'll be surprised and in a good way.

Last year Ono released an album to nation and worldwide acclaim. Yes, we know, MC's readers weren't paying attention but we were so you didn't have to. She was 76 and, as it were, still kicking. Two nights ago her reconstituted "Plastic Ono Band" gave a bravura performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The reviews were superlative; read them here.

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