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John Lennon's killer seeks freedom again updated: Sat Aug 18 2012 11:04:00

Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's convicted killer, is up for parole for the seventh time and may be questioned as early as Tuesday, authorities said Friday.

Review: Ravishing 'Norwegian Wood' isn't so goodupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 14:36:00

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.

John Lennon's tooth sells for more than $31,000 at auctionupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 05:28:00

The tooth fairy's trash became another man's treasure Saturday when a discolored molar that once belonged to John Lennon was put up for auction.

John Lennon's tooth up for auctionupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 19:23:00

No one knows whether the tooth fairy will be in attendance, but a tooth belonging to former Beatle John Lennon will go on auction in England on November 5.

Review: Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV'updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 09:26:00

You have to admit, it's been a minute since Lil Wayne had a chance to sound crazy.

Review: 3-D 'Sanctum' visuals help embarrassing scriptupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 08:49:00

John Lennon wondered how many holes it would take to fill the Albert Hall, and now we know: If it's the Esa'ala in the South Pacific, then one will certainly do the job.

CNNMoney: John Lennon's Ferrari for saleupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 14:14:00

Singer John Lennon's first car, a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, is up for auction. The car has an estimated value of $155,000 to $220,000.

John Lennon's first car up for auctionupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 06:18:00

John Lennon's first car will be sold next month and is expected to fetch upward of $180,000, British auction house Bonhams said.

John Lennon's last momentsupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 05:12:00

CNN's John Roberts talks to people who saw John Lennon moments before he was murdered.

In their own words: Journalists who covered Lennon's murderupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 05:12:00

Journalists occupy a unique place in history.

Memories of John Lennonupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 05:11:00

Like millions around the world, I owe my early career choices to the Beatles.

Celine Dion remembers John Lennonupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 05:11:00

The Grammy-award winning performer salutes John Lennon with a brief rendition of "Imagine"

Photos: Remembering moments in John Lennon's lifeupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 10:27:00

See more photos at LIFE.com: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, LIFE's Best Beatles Photos and The Beatles: Days in the Life.

Culture and honesty died with Lennonupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 09:10:00

When David Schuster was walking a friend home down West 72nd Street one night in 1980, he heard what sounded like a car backfiring or a firecracker.

Losing Lennon: Singer's legacy lives onupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 07:13:00

CNN's John Roberts talks to a reporter who interviewed John Lennon for the last time, and a singer inspired by his work.

Remembering the day Lennon diedupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 07:13:00

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!"

'Double Fantasy' album that Lennon signed for his killer is for saleupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 16:43:00

An album that John Lennon autographed for his killer just hours before he was gunned down outside his New York City apartment building went on sale Monday for a whopping $850,000.

John and Yoko's bondupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 12:29:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to Yoko Ono about her love for John Lennon and the intense bond that drew them together.

Yoko Ono recounts John Lennon on his 70th birthday anniversaryupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 12:29:00

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.

Review: 'Nowhere Boy' travels wellupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 08:15:00

Released in time for John Lennon's 70th birthday, Sam Taylor-Wood's moving film is a portrait of the rebellious future Beatle on the brink of breaking rock 'n' roll wide open.

Lennon's birthday marked with movies, reissues, moreupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 15:19:00

John Lennon would be turning 70 years old on October 9.

John Lennon's killer is denied parole for the 6th timeupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:25:00

Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, was denied parole for the sixth time Tuesday, according to the New York State Division of Parole.

John Lennon's killer fights for freedom, againupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 03:02:00

Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, is up for parole for the sixth time and may be questioned as early as Tuesday, authorities said.

Man who murdered John Lennon up for parole againupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 13:23:00

John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, is up for parole for the sixth time, just months short of the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death.

Lyrics of Beatles hit 'A Day in the Life' auctioned offupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 13:56:00

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.

'A Day in the Life' lyrics to be auctionedupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 11:38:00

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.

French theme park goes au naturelupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 07:50:00

The construction of a theme park in France's Loire Valley might cause the most benign environmentalist's strident tendencies to be awakened.

SI.com: Frank Deford: Why do we have such a fascination with wanting to watch Tiger?updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 11:57:00

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.

SI.com: Jim Kelley: Mark Messier takes shot at concussion epidemicupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 13:24:00

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.

A place haunted by Lennon's murderupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 17:38:00

Maybe if you're a New Yorker, you grow accustomed to the sight.

Fortune: Richest dead celebrity: Bob Marleyupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 12:07:00

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.

Dead celebrities, big bucksupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 10:33:00

This year, it's hip to be dead.

Michael Jackson's money trailupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 10:33:00

Singer Michael Jackson made millions in his career. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports on the value of his estate.

World's weirdest hotelsupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 13:37:00

On your next trip, you could be checking into a wine cask, a salvaged 727 airplane, or a room where the furniture defies the law of gravity.

CNNMoney: Beatles' remastered box set, video game outupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 18:13:00

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.

Still relevant after decades, the Beatles set to rock 9/9/09updated: Wed Sep 09 2009 16:16:00

"Number nine. Number nine. Number nine."

Review: Remastered Beatles are delicious ear candyupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 12:03:00

The newly remastered Beatles box sets are a treat for a casual fan and a dream come true for die-hards.

Beatles in the 21st centuryupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 12:03:00

From Rock Band to digital remasters, the Beatles come into the 21st century as Jim Boulden reports.

Affordable Prague charms adults and teens alikeupdated: Mon May 18 2009 10:47:00

Another day, another castle. But no one's complaining.

Drunk Lennon recording grabs $30K at auctionupdated: Sun Dec 21 2008 20:15:00

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.

Author: The Beatles were a 'spiritual force'updated: Wed Nov 26 2008 14:14:00

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.

The Vatican and the Beatlesupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 14:14:00

The Vatican responds to controversial comments made by John Lennon. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.

'Lost' Beatles track could finally be heardupdated: Sun Nov 16 2008 11:09:00

A "lost" Beatles track recorded in 1967 and performed just once in public could finally be released, according to Paul McCartney.

Time.com: Rare Lennon Art on Displayupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 21:00:00

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

Lennon's killer denied parole againupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 19:56:00

John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the fifth time Tuesday.

Time.com: Lennon Killer Denied Parole Againupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 18:30:00

John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a fifth time Tuesday by a board that said he remains a threat to the public

Time.com: Newly Discovered Beatles Tape For Saleupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 14:35:00

A tape recording of The Beatles chatting and breaking into giggles during an early recording session is to be sold next week in England

People.com: Yoko Ono Advises Heather Mills: 'Try to Survive'updated: Fri Apr 04 2008 15:05:00

"It's not very easy for a woman to be associated with The Beatles," she says

Former Lennon hangout closing its doors updated: Fri Feb 22 2008 17:45:00

A coffee shop once frequented by John Lennon and Yoko Ono is closing its doors Sunday, more than 30 years after it began attracting customers in the heart of New York's Upper West Side.

What makes young people happy?updated: Mon Aug 20 2007 06:18:00

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.

CNNMoney: Apple to sell Lennon solo works on iTunesupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 05:03:00

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.

SI.com: Keys to the future: Highlights from this year's graduation speeches updated: Mon Jun 18 2007 01:30:00

In case you used your commencement as an opportunity to catch up on your sleep, here's what you missed from this year's graduation speaker circuit ...

People.com: Paul McCartney Plays Intimate Show in NYCupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 17:23:00

If Paul McCartney was wondering if fans still need him now that he's 64, on Wednesday night New Yorkers answered: "Yeah, yeah, yeah!"

People.com: Kiss from George Clooney Sells for $350,000updated: Fri May 25 2007 10:02:00

Sharon Stone put George Clooney on the auction block Wednesday for a good cause: AIDS research.

The Killing of John Lennonupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 11:20:00

A new release from the small Picture Players studio, "The Killing of John Lennon" is a gem from the world of independent cinema.

Q&A: The Zutons updated: Tue Oct 17 2006 10:48:00

The Scene met up with the Zutons to talk gigs, music and school days ...

Liverpool: City guideupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 10:41:00

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.

On this day in history ...updated: Fri Sep 22 2006 03:44:00

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The teenager who shaped the Beatlesupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 09:29:00

John Lennon had a new song. It was a droning, trippy affair with lyrics adapted from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and he knew exactly what he wanted.

Olympics open in spectacular styleupdated: Sat Feb 11 2006 01:19:00

The 20th Winter Olympics has got under way in Torino with an opening ceremony filled with "rhythm, passion and speed" to showcase Italian culture.

Reporter's diary: Peaceful ralliesupdated: Tue Dec 13 2005 22:03:00

"High Risk," my security advisory report ominously glared in bold type, as I read the estimated dangers for the anti-WTO public rally Tuesday in Hong Kong.

Yoko Ono joins vigil for John Lennonupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 05:36:00

Yoko Ono paid a rare public homage to her late husband on Thursday as scores of others lit candles, played songs and shared their memories of John Lennon.

NYC, Liverpool remember Lennonupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 05:50:00

New York and Liverpool -- two cities forever associated with John Lennon -- are the focal points for bittersweet celebrations of the life and death of the former Beatle.

Review: Lennon, 'Revealed' and rememberedupdated: Wed Dec 07 2005 16:07:00

In 1964, a 21-year-old radio reporter bluffed his way into the official entourage of the first U.S. concert tour by the Beatles. Forty years later, he's still talking about it.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Dec 02 2005 14:06:00

ABC's "Lost" and CBS's "King of Queens" took top family-friendly honors Wednesday at the seventh annual Family Television Awards.

Acid re 'Flux'updated: Wed Nov 30 2005 12:10:00

You've probably seen the commercials for "Aeon Flux": Charlize Theron, decked out in tight clothes and black hair, flipping and flying all over the future.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Nov 04 2005 13:41:00

Yoko Ono has apologized to Paul McCartney for insinuating that his songs are trite.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Oct 10 2005 15:12:00

Yoko Ono picked up an award on behalf of John Lennon -- and appeared to take a dig at his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney.

Review: Another view of John Lennonupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 15:13:00

John Lennon would have turned 65 years old Sunday. The occasion -- and the impending 25th anniversary of his death on December 8 -- has unleashed a flood of books about his life and his music.

Cynthia Lennon: In her own writeupdated: Wed Sep 28 2005 09:30:00

Long before anyone was called "the fifth Beatle," Cynthia Powell could rightfully have claimed the title for her own.

Lennon 'too stoned to pose threat'updated: Thu Sep 22 2005 09:24:00

The FBI thought John Lennon was too stoned on drugs to be a real revolutionary, according to secret files recently released.

Lennon items go on display at Liverpool homeupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 08:42:00

Sixty-five years after John Lennon's birth, items from the late Beatle's childhood will go on display at his former Liverpool home.

EW review: 'Saturday' too ambitiousupdated: Wed Apr 06 2005 10:22:00

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.''

Strawberry Fields is not foreverupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 07:00:00

The children's home that inspired the Beatles' hit song "Strawberry Fields Forever" is to close.

Lennon killer denied paroleupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 20:22:00

John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for the third time.

showbuzzupdated: Tue Sep 07 2004 14:45:00

As long as the crowds keep coming, Will Smith will be ready to walk down the red carpet to promote his latest movie.

Encounter sparks a musical revolutionupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 11:16:00

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.

showbuzzupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 16:28:00

Paul McCartney returned to Madrid for the first time in 15 years and wowed fans with 33 songs, all but 10 of them Beatles' tunes.

When the Beatles hit Americaupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 13:29:00

It was all in the future then.

Fortune: The Playlistupdated: Mon Feb 17 2003 00:01:00

The Go-Betweens Bright Yellow, Bright Orange (Jetset) Another modest masterpiece from the woefully underappreciated Australian duo, who have been cranking out elegant albums on and off since the l...

Fortune: Radio Free America?updated: Mon Oct 15 2001 00:01:00

While TV networks broadcast round-the-clock coverage of the terrorist attacks, some radio stations reportedly took a different approach: pruning their play lists. Shortly after Sept. 11, radio stat...

Fortune: Lost Rock & Roll Masterpieces, Volume 11updated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

"Un Nombre de Mujer" by Los Zafiros, from Bossa Cubana (World Circuit/Nonesuch)

Money Magazine: Rock for the Ages Does popular music belong in a museum? Our columnist finds out.updated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

Every college has a student who turns out to be the self-anointed music authority, and at my school that student was me. I was the college newspaper's rock columnist, I managed the on-campus record...

Fortune: Autos Eroticized On the grounds of its German headquarters, Volkswagen has built itself a slick, mod theme park.updated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

There's a hot show in Hamburg, but it isn't the World's Fair. While Expo 2000 is drawing one-tenth of the visitors expected, organizers of Autostadt--in nearby Wolfsburg--expect two million people ...

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