Sean Lennon
American composer and musician
Sean Lennon
Sean Taro Ono Lennon is an American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist and actor. He is the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and the younger half-brother of Julian Lennon. His godfather is Sir Elton John.
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Sean Lennon's personal information overview.
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Yoko Ono Calls To End Gun Violence On Anniversary Of John Lennon Murder
Huffington Post - 3 months
It’s been 36 years since John Lennon was gunned down in the archway of the Dakota building in New York City, but his death continues to strike a chord with all those impacted by gun violence today.  On Thursday, his widow Yoko Ono commemorated the anniversary by sharing a powerful image of blood-stained glasses on Facebook with a harrowing statistic of the number of people who’ve been killed by guns in the United States since Lennon’s murder in 1980. “Every day, 91 Americans are killed with guns,” she captioned the image. “We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone. Together, let’s bring back America, the green land of Peace. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 36 years, our son Sean and I still miss him.”  Others touched by Lennon’s legacy paid tribute to the slain Beatle with moving posts across social media. His son Sean Lennon shared a photo of his parents with a link to a song about his father, while the estate of George Ha ...
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium On World Cafe
NPR - 5 months
The collaboration between Sean Lennon and Primus' Les Claypool is a psychedelic extravaganza. Hear the conversation and performance.
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Every Celeb Attended Kanye's Concert, But Kim Went Braless And Stole The Show (NSFW)
Huffington Post - 6 months
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Latitudes: Hear Great Global Music Right Now, With A World Premiere
NPR - 11 months
This music crosses continents — hip-hop from India, French club music born in Kinshasa and a Yemeni Jewish lullaby. A timely premiere features Sean Lennon and a Pakistani jazz group.
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Beatles Week On 'David Letterman' Features Lauryn Hill, Sting, The Flaming Lips And More
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Lauryn Hill took to "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Friday to conclude a week of all-star Beatles covers. From The Flaming Lips' psychedelia to Hill's reggae stylings, each night's musical guest performed a different song to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in America. Letterman, who currently occupies the Ed Sullivan Theater where The Beatles performed in 1964, also interviewed Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for a special airing Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. In the meantime, enjoy all five "Late Show" performances below. Broken Bells -- "And I Love Her" Sting and Ivy Levan -- "Drive My Car" The Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon -- "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Lenny Kravitz (with Paul Shaffer) -- "Get Back" Lauryn Hill -- "Something"
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Photos: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Support Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
ABC News - about 3 years
Seeing celebrity doubles? Stars and their kids are lookalikes. Demi Moore and daughter Tallulah Willis matched during Sao Paulo Fashion Week.     
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The Untold Story of the Beatles' Gay Manager
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In the early 1960s, Beatles manager Brian Epstein made two bold and visionary statements about the future. He's famous for the first one: "The Beatles are going to be bigger than Elvis!" (At the time, the Fab Four were a middle-of-the-road Liverpool band rejected by every record company in the business.) Epstein's second visionary statement has been largely overlooked, but it was in fact bolder, more inspiring, and not only dangerous but borderline seditious. During a media appearance, after dashing lovestruck fans' hopes by revealing that the Beatles would one day be married, Brian added, "And someday, I might be married too!" No one paid much attention to that sentence. The media recorded it, thinking it a lighthearted joke, but it was hardly a laughing matter. What the public didn't know was that Brian Epstein was gay. And in 1960s England, forget about being allowed to marry; gay men and lesbians weren't allowed to openly walk the streets! It was literally a felony to be attracte ...
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Dog Ears Music: Volume 300 Deserves to Be Heard
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Joe MeekProducer, engineer, composer, and eccentric sound innovator Joe Meek was born in 1929 in South West England. His childhood was fraught, with his mum raising him as a girl until the age of 4, setting the stage for a lifelong identity crisis. By the age of 7, he fell in love with his first gramophone and became an eminent tinkerer, burrowing into the safety of sound. Working out of a gadget-packed home studio and using a raft of newfangled recording techniques, Meek produced and wrote the U.S. No. 1 hit "Telstar" for British pop band The Tornados in 1962. He continued to push the technological envelope with tracks for Les Paul and Mary Ford, David Bowie, Tom Jones, The Honeycombs, Screaming Lord Sutch, actor/singer John Leyton, Heinz, Glenda Collins, and Ritchie Blackmore, among many others. Emotional and financial turmoil, including an obsession with the occult and drug abuse, pushed Meek beyond the edge in 1967, when he killed his landlady and then himself at ...
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The Flaming Lips & Tame Impala Wow Terminal 5
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It was a co-headlining bill that may seem obtuse at first, rising Australian buzz band, Tame Impala on the same level as psychedelic indie legends, The Flaming Lips, but the match-up worked just right. It was a night of music that dazzled the ears, stunned the eyes, and left all senses senseless by the time it was over. A sonic assault on all audience members in attendance to Manhattan's Terminal 5, the co-headlining venture of The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala may be one of the best tours this season. The night opened with music royalty as Sean Lennon's band, The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger supported the first of this bills two sold-out nights at the venue. While Lennon the latest incarnation of Lennon's new band sounded like they have been playing together for years were only on their fourth gig together. The band's sound is a cross between classic rock, prog, and early psychedelia, which by the time they covered a Syd Barret song, it fit in perfectly. While the band had songs that ...
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An Arts & Extras interview with Yoko Ono
Roanoke.com - over 3 years
Photo by Ken McKay. Yoko Ono performs “Cut Piece” in 2003 at a theater in Paris. “Everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” That’s how the late John Lennon described his wife, Yoko Ono, to Rolling Stone magazine in 1971. He called her “the most famous unknown artist,” a quote that has defined her career in the years since. When “Imagine Peace” opens Saturday at the Taubman Museum of Art, the Roanoke Valley will have a chance to see what Ono does. The artist herself won’t attend. Ono, 80, will be in New York, preparing for a sold-out Sept. 15 performance. She and the latest incarnation of the Plastic Ono Band — which includes son Sean Lennon — will play songs from her new album, “Take Me to the Land of Hell,” at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Interviewed via phone in August, Ono said she had little to do with the creation of the Taubman show — beyond having originated the artwork — and didn’t mind ceding control of it to others. “We just plant the seed,” ...
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Stephen D. Winick: Lot's Wife, Noah's Ark and Rogues Gallery: Sea Music Recordings
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Clipper Ship Three Brothers, 2972 tons: The Largest Sailing Ship in the World. This hand-colored lithograph was published by Currier & Ives in 1875, and is therefore in the public domain. In the folk world, "Sea Music" or "Maritime Music" refers to the work songs and leisure music of people who make their living from the sea: sailors, fisher-folk and watermen of all kinds. There's a thriving scene for historical and contemporary sea music, with festivals all over Europe and North America. Here in the U.S., the premiere festival is at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and last month my band Ocean Celtic was lucky enough to play there and meet many of the great sea music performers from all over the world. I'll introduce you to some of this music through some prominent recordings. I'll start out with Geoff Kaufman's Sea Song Sampler. Kaufman is on the staff of Mystic Seaport, and the festival's main organizer. He's also one of the most acclaimed performers of sea music in ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Free Pussy Riot
Amnesty International - over 3 years
18 July 2013 Urge the Russian Authorities to release the Nadya and Masha immediately. Seven members of the Russian band Pussy Riot, Russian Federation, January 2012. © Игорь Мухин More than 100 internationally renowned musicians have joined a worldwide call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their parole appeal hearings this week by signing an open letter calling for their release. Join them and sign the petition below. OPEN LETTER Dear Masha and Nadia, As the one-year anniversary of your trial approaches, we are writing to assure you that, around the world, people are both still thinking of you and working for your release. Although you were the most visible of the protesters, we know that there were many other young people who have suffer ...
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Meet The Fracking Fighters
Huffington Post - over 3 years
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant, clean-burning source of fuel close to power-hungry cities. But for all its political clout and financial prowess, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door. One reason: Folks like Sue Rapp and Vera Scroggins are standing in the way. Rapp, a family counselor in the Broome County town of Vestal, in the prime shale gas region near the Pennsylvania border, is intense and unrelenting in pressing her petitions. Scroggins — a retiree and grandmother who lives across the border in hilly northwestern Pennsylvania, where intensive gas development has been going on for five years — is gleefully confrontational. She happily posts videos of her skirmishes. The anti-fracking movement has inspired ...
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Anti-Fracking Group Pushes Back
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Artists Against Fracking said neither the group nor supporters Yoko Ono or Sean Lennon have been told to register as lobbyists in their campaign against gas drilling in New York, but will if necessary to continue their work. A good-government advocate and two lobbying experts said the state should review whether Artists Against Fracking and its supporter-celebrities should be registered as lobbyists. The group and nearly 200 entertainers connected with it aren't currently registered lobbyists, a search by The Associated Press of the database of the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics shows. Registration would require disclosure of how much money the group has raised and how it's been spent – a measure intended as a way for the public to know who is influencing public policy. David Fenton, a spokesman for the group, said Monday it would have no objection if required to register. "Yoko and Sean, as true with many New Yorkers, have expres ...
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Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono & Their Celebrity Friends Star In Anti-Fracking Video
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
In a new anti-fracking music video released Monday, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono and many of their celebrity friends put pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York. Liv Tyler, Alexa Chung, Fred Armisen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Susan Sarandon are among the celebs who make an appearance in the star-studded "Don't Frack My Mother" music video, which urges lawmakers to "Keep our water safe" and "Keep fracking out of New York." After making its debut on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last July, "Don't Frack My Mother" has become the de facto theme song for Artists Against Fracking, the anti-fracking advocacy group launched last year by Lennon and Ono. The group now has more than 200 celebrity members, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney. "Artists Against Fracking works to expose and stop the harmful and contaminating practice of fracking for natural gas and oil through mass awareness and peaceful democratic ac ...
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Wealthy Parents Fume Over Email Naming School Rejects
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Wealthy parents are fuming after the uber-exclusive Dalton School sent out an e-mail naming dozens of kids rejected by the school. Dalton — whose alumni include Anderson Cooper, Chevy Chase, Sean Lennon and Claire Danes — is known for its fiercely competitive admissions process as presided over by the admissions director, Elizabeth Krents.
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Wenonah Hauter: With His Fracking Decision Looming, Gov. Cuomo's Political Future Hangs in the Balance
Huffington Post - about 4 years
For many months, New York activists have followed Gov. Cuomo wherever he goes to deliver a simple message: ban fracking in the state. Just a few weeks ago hundreds of marchers surrounded the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where the governor was holding a high-dollar birthday fundraiser, to remind him and his moneyed allies that grassroots voices were everywhere. Even the governor's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, had to weave through the feisty crowd to get inside. Just a few days later, thousands of New Yorkers gathered for the largest demonstration outside a State of the State address that Albany reporters and officials could remember seeing. Attendees to the governor's speech were forced to walk a gauntlet past a quarter-mile of anti-fracking activists before entering. To close that week, hundreds of activists accompanied Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon as they delivered more than 200,000 public comments filed in opposition to the Cuomo administration's new proposed fracking regulations. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sean Lennon
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    On 11 August 2015 he tweeted that he is an anarcho-capitalist, saying: "@SpiderFromMarx I don't believe we have ever had a truly capitalistic society.
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  • 2014
    Of his own practice of Transcendental Meditation, in 2014 Lennon said: "for me, it's like a scientific method to calm my brain down and making my frontal lobe more active.
    More Details Hide Details It's an exercise, really. It helps me to have about 10 percent more conscious thinking."
  • 2013
    On October 16, 2013 Lennon, along with Spacehog and Liv Tyler, played "Live on Earth" – an Internet-only performance – to benefit the David Lynch Foundation which funds the teaching of Transcendental Meditation.
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  • 2012
    On August 28, 2012, Lennon's opposition to hydraulic fracking was published as an editorial, "Destroying Precious Land for Gas," by The New York Times.
    More Details Hide Details Of Artists Against Fracking, in 2014 he said, we can make more people aware of the damage fracking poses to our water supply, global warming and climate change. Methane is 100 times more powerful of a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and most people don't realize how climate change will be triggered by a globalized fracking industry. Asked by the Dallas Observer for his view of religion and spirituality, Lennon said, I'm not against religion, because I think it serves a purpose in our society and it can be helpful to certain groups of people. But, for me, religion is mythology.... I do think we all have a spirit, and I think there's a lot more to life and human consciousness than science can explain. But I prefer looking to science for answers because it can be tested and vigorously logical.
  • 2011
    On October 22, 2011, Lennon showed up on Wall Street with Rufus Wainwright and Josh Fox.
    More Details Hide Details The three played music throughout the day to protesters and others joined in. Lennon has not yet spoken to the media or press about the event.
    On October 19, 2011, Lennon was asked by Josh Sigurdson over Twitter what his opinion on the Occupy Wall Street protests was.
    More Details Hide Details He replied: "I'm heading down there this weekend", as he did.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Kemp Muhl and Lennon premiered the band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger during a live performance at Radio City on Valentine's Day, 2008. The duo, commonly referred to as 'The GOASTT', released their debut single, "Jardin Du Luxembourg", on July 6, 2010, and their debut album, "Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Acoustic Sessions)," on October 26, 2010, both on Chimera, their own label.
    More Details Hide Details In conjunction with the debut, they performed six songs during an hour-long interview on WNYC and four songs for a Tiny Desk Concert on NPR. Lennon has also collaborated with Kemp Muhl with a group called "Kemp and Eden" who premiered at The Living Room in the spring of 2012. On April 29, 2014, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger released their most successful album to date, titled "Midnight Sun". The release was followed by a tour.
  • 2007
    In October 2007, Lennon joined Mark Ronson in the BBC Electric Proms where he sang "Sail on, Sailor", as well as "We Can Work It Out" alongside Daniel Merriweather, and Tawiah.
    More Details Hide Details Along with girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Lennon started a record label, Chimera Music, and entered the field of film scores in 2009 with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, directed by long-time friend and school mate Jordan Galland In the same year, Lennon produced a second album on Chimera for his mother, "Between My Head and the Sky," by Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band. Lennon has again collaborated with friend Jordan Galland, as he contributed the score to Jordan Gallands 2012 film Alter Egos, and he appears as the character "Electric Death." With the release of new material and subsequent touring Lennon launched a website featuring music, videos and a forum for his fans. Various members of the forum have created a fan-made cover album entitled Truth Mask Replica.
  • 2001
    After the demise of Grand Royal Records in 2001, Lennon signed with Capitol Records, yet no solo material surfaced until February 2006, when "Dead Meat" was released as the first single from his new album, Friendly Fire.
    More Details Hide Details A promotional trailer for the CD/DVD package of Friendly Fire was leaked online in early 2006. The trailer featured scenes from the film version of the album, a DVD of music videos comprised into a film. The videos were actually screen tests for Coin Locker Babies, another project on which Lennon is working which became a cinematic counterpart to his new album. Friendly Fire was released in October 2006. The theme of the album is love and betrayal, and it is dedicated to the memory of a close friend who died. The night the album was released, Lennon made his first major television appearance in five years, performing "Dead Meat" live on the Late Show with David Letterman. Lennon has since appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Sharon Osbourne Show. When questioned about the eight-year gap between solo albums in interviews, Lennon said that he did not feel like a solo artist during those years and that he wanted to experience music anonymously without the spotlight on him.
    In 2001 on national television, Lennon performed several classics by the Beatles, "This Boy", "Across the Universe" and "Julia" alongside Robert Schwartzman, Rufus Wainwright and Moby for Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music.
    More Details Hide Details In the following years Lennon faded out of the spotlight. However, he collaborated with various bands and artists as a session musician and producer.
  • 2000
    In 2000, Lennon contributed vocals to Del tha Funkee Homosapien (a single stanza on the Deltron 3030 track 'Memory Loss'), Handsome Boy Modeling School and Jurassic 5.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In 1999, Lennon's EP Half Horse, Half Musician was released featuring new tracks such as "Heart & Lung" and "Happiness" as well as remixes of songs from Into The Sun.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Half Horse Half Musician, 1999 saw the release of Cibo Matto's second album Stereo Type A. Lennon stepped out of his traditional role as the group's bass player, this time playing a much wider range of instruments (such as drums, guitars and synthesizers). Despite being well received, Stereo Type A was followed by an extended Cibo Matto hiatus.
  • 1998
    Lennon's solo debut Into the Sun, was released in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details A music video for "Home", a single from the album, was directed by Spike Jonze and enjoyed extended airplay on MTV. The album was produced by fellow Cibo Matto member Yuka Honda, who Lennon claimed was his inspiration for the album. They struck up a personal relationship as well as a creative one. He would go on to tour (often backed by Cibo Matto) supporting Into the Sun. During this period he appeared on radio programs such as The Howard Stern Show and KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. He later recalled promoting the album as a bitter experience due to the media focus on his family rather than his own music.
  • 1995
    By 1995 Lennon had formed the band IMA (with Sam Koppelman and Timo Ellis) to play alongside his mother on her album Rising.
    More Details Hide Details Lennon also made appearances in film, featured in the cast of Michael Jackson's 1988 Moonwalker and portraying a teenager experiencing visions of various M. C. Escher prints in Sony's 1990 promotional short-film Infinite Escher. In 1996, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto were invited by Ono to remix the song "Talking to the Universe" for a Rising remix EP Rising Mixes. They met Lennon and invited him to join them on tour as a bass player. This eventually led to Lennon's contributing to their side-project Butter 08 and to his becoming a member of the group. He continued to play with them on tour, joining them on television and providing bass guitar and vocals on their EP Super Relax. Through his association with Cibo Matto, Lennon was approached by Adam Yauch (of Beastie Boys), who expressed an interest in his music and persuaded him to sign a record contract with Grand Royal Records. Regarding Grand Royal, Lennon has said: I think I found the only label on the planet who doesn't care who my parents are and what my name is. It's a good feeling to know that I wouldn't have gotten the offer if they wouldn't have liked my songs. That's pretty rare in the music business!
  • 1991
    At 16 Lennon co-wrote the song "All I Ever Wanted" with Lenny Kravitz for his 1991 album Mama Said.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    His parents kick-started his musical career: his debut into the music world came at age five, when he recited a story on his mother's 1981 album, Season of Glass.
    More Details Hide Details From childhood into his teen years, Lennon continued to collaborate with his mother, contributing vocals and receiving production credit on her solo albums It's Alright, Starpeace and Onobox.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    After Sean's birth, John became a house husband, caring for his young son until his death on December 8, 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Sean attended kindergarten in Tokyo and was educated at the exclusive private boarding school Institut Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland, and earlier at New York's private Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Dalton School. He attended Columbia University for three semesters before dropping out to focus on his music career. In January 1984, when Steve Jobs was visiting Manhattan, he attended a party that his mother (Yoko Ono) was throwing for Lennon, and Jobs gave him one of the very first Macintosh computers.
  • 1975
    Born on October 9, 1975.
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