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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - December 11, 1980, Brandon, Manitoba John lennon THE BRANDON December 11J 980 15 Death shakes Britons by SHERRI BARRON LONDON CP John Lennons death is hitting Britons Written tributes flow in a wave of 1960s nostalgia the the mini campus flower rock festi vals and Some of the same critics who once dismissed as aggressive and re pulsive the new sound of four moptopped are remem bering one of Britains most talented Lennon was to the Beatle that dazzled who by some in tellectual instinct could gauge the mood of the Portrayed as the tough rocker armed with a caustic his were still the lyrics of Give peace a chance was destined to become a part of every protest move ment in the Western When people recreate the mood of the American composer Aaron Copeland once they will play Beatles mu The music of George and Ringo was in many ways every bit as evolutionary as it was revo Those early canonized to fame from the Cavern Club of working class South Liverpool Love Me Please Please Me and From Me to You inspired the wrath of mu sic their Brian boasted of the biggest thing since Elvis critics But it was such things as Lennons remark about a rock group more popular than Jesus that carved a widening generation Parents rebelled against Lennons eaglestyle ar rogance of when he pre dicted the death of Chris Critics battled against this massproduced mental attributing it to some grave shortcoming of the British educational sys Lennon needed his Sphinx Lennons last album AP wirephoto Longhaired layabouts and they call this one reporter wrote in dis gust after a visit to the Liverpool rock boring ly exag gerated high pitched and thunderously amplified But by the country could not ignore their power the influence nor the following they had Even the dispassionate Queen once expressed con cern about the length of Ringos The growing hysteria and lunacy of the mid60s threw Lennon into a more than casual flirtation with pills and He took rock into the world of surrealism He in vented the The Glass Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and the Nowhere says Ray writing for The New Lennon was long the dis ciple of his own social cons After all four Beatles were made mem bers of Order of the British Empire in he decided in 1969 to return the in signia to Buckingham Pal ace in protest against Brit ains involvement in Niger Whenyou think of JEANS youve GOT to think of the NEW SYSTEM for 0 Style 0 Service Selection Price KIDS JEANS sizes 2 to 6X LEE FEMME FIT JEANS LE CULOTTIER JEANS CHILDRENS CARPENTER JEANS GWG FEMME FITS LEV JEANS LEE BOOT CUTS SLIM JEANS WRANGLER JEANS BIG BLUE BLEANS HUSKY JEANS GWG SCRUBBIES BOYS JEANS GIRLS JEANS ANGEL WING and GREAT SCOTT JEANS 8 styles LEE PAINTER PANTS ANGEL WING CARPENTER JEANS SENSIBLY PRICED NEW SYSTEM STORE Open very friday Night Till 9 619 Rosser Brandon 7273037 Biafra and He only recently emerged from a long bout of His optimistic new Starting comes as the final bitter twist to his tragic by HENRIETTA LEITH NEW YORK AP Among the millions of words that have been written about Yoko Ono since she met John Lennon in a London gallery in few have been She has been called a Dragon Lady who forced him to leave the Beatles a super emasculating female who made him change the babys diapers while she wrestled with lawyers and agents a dabbler in art and more concerned with her own self expression than with Lennons Ono has often admitted to some of the traits ascribed to I had always been more macho than most guys I was she says in an interview in issue of Playboy adding she always looked not for a father figure in but something tender and But on the last day of his John Lennon as he had done so many times to those who had said a Japanese witch has made him crazy and hes gone I really needed her All she he said in a radio interview taped Monday hours before he was shot dead outside his home in the Dakota apartments in was take the bananas part and take it out of the closet I really needed wanted to be with her and could not literally survive without her as a functioning human From that first meeting 14 years when their eyes locked over an Ono art work consisting of a nail and Yoko Ono has given the world plenty of reasons to write about She was blamed for their honeymoon bedins for peace when they appeared py jamaclad in bed on public view for John ajul Yoko appearing on stage tied up together in a black plastic and for the album cover showing both In his last with the RKO Lennon was still explaining and defending that album We wanted to We were in we want to share Yoko Ono was born into a rich Tokyo banking family seven years before Lennons birth in a workingclass fami ly in Taught not to smile The woman who was to become known as a Sphinx who never or a Mona Lisa whose halfsmile showed once re called that as a child she was taught It was almost bad taste She says she almost starved during the Second World but after the war the family moved to New settled in upper crust and sent Yoko to the ex clusive Sarah Lawrence She dropped out after her third year to marry a Japanese Her family did not approve and cut her so Yoko rented a Greenwich Village loft and began a career as a artist and One of her poems was Touch Poem for Group of and read in its entirety Touch each Her films included one consisting only of 365 naked another of a fly walking over a nude Taped toilet sounds who had her first art show at a Madison Avenue gallery in had also given concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Village one featuring amplified breathing in the dark and one with a micro phone in the rest room so when a toilet was flushed it was heard I did a lot of interesting things like which nobody noticed because they were too she said in a recent interview in the She also complained because a reviewer of the Carnegie concert praised her two male fellow artists and added what is this Miss Ono doing After a long string of terrible she said I went to a rest home to re But Ono never let criticism get her even when her turn came during a Lennon Ono recordingsession and the producer went to the bathroom and returned to tell her I just threw When Ono met she was married to film producer Anthony and their was living with Cox in After she divorced Cox and married they fought a long legal battle to get custody of even hiring private detec tives to try to find the but they finally gave John and Yoko separated in the early and he went to Los Angeles for what he called the lost weekend that lasted 18 Kicked Lennon out I was on a raft in the middle of the he Asked why she kicked Lennon out and held out against taking him Ono said Im what I call a moving on kind of girl Thats why Im one of the very few survivors as a She did take him they decided to have a and after miscarriages and doc tors saying she could never a son Sean was born five years Lennon became a househusband while Ono tended the nine high wall of filing cabinets in her office in the The files have to do with 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