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Yoko Ono Birthday: Artist Turns 80, Releases 'Hold Me,' And Shares Her Birthday Wish

Yoko Ono is 80 today, which means she is the same age as the Golden Gate Bridge.

"To stay alive, healthy and wise, and dance together in peace and love. yoko."

by Anonymousreply 1602/18/2013

Yoko is 80? The world is spinning much too fast.

Happy Birthday, Yoko.

by Anonymousreply 102/18/2013

Ai ai ai ai ai ai ai ai aiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 202/18/2013

Shrieeeeeeeeeeek! Wail! Screetch!

by Anonymousreply 302/18/2013

I really liked some of her older songs which were on the "B" sides of John's 45s. Like "Who has seen the wind" and "Listen the snow is falling" a lovely holiday song. Her book "Grapefruit" was interesting too.

by Anonymousreply 402/18/2013

I could care lless about her music but her art is amazing. I was fortunes emoguh to see her exhibit on Houston a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2013

For God's sake, just DIE already!

by Anonymousreply 602/18/2013

Happy birthday Yoko xx

by Anonymousreply 702/18/2013

Was she really as bad as the press made her out to be?

Or did she get a bum rap

by Anonymousreply 802/18/2013

No one would give a flying fuck about her if John Lennon hadn't been stupid enough to marry her. The woman is a horror story, and John Lennon's murder didn't change that at all.

by Anonymousreply 902/18/2013

"Don't worry Kyoko, mummy's only looking for her hand in the snow..."

by Anonymousreply 1002/18/2013

R9, Ono was a respected artist before Lennon. She came from a wealthy family. People forget that Lennon chose to be with her, she didn't 'need' him. Listen to her stuff when he died. They shared love. Lennon got just as much from her as she did from Lennon.

by Anonymousreply 1102/18/2013

Yoko's family was not just wealthy, they had imperial connections. Yoko went to school as a child with one of the emperor's sons and her family can trace their lineage back almost a thousand years. She wasn't considered a social climber in Japan, her family WAS polite society.

by Anonymousreply 1202/18/2013

"Ono was a respected artist before Lennon"

No, she wasn't. She wasn't respected at all. She was good at getting attention (she would do outrageous things to get; she's like Madonna in that regard) but she was not regarded as having any great talent.

"People forget that Lennon chose to be with her, she didn't 'need' him."

Oh, she needed him all right. She needed him a LOT.

It's been well documented that Yoko laid siege to Lennon after meeting him. Her own husband encouraged her, knowing that Lennon was loaded and could be a good source of income for them both. She sent him weird, suggestive things (a Kotex box containing a broken teacup smeared with red paint), wrote him notes that made no sense, followed him, begged him to support her artistically, and sometimes threatened suicide if he didn't. Lennon, being a very emotionally disturbed type himself, found all this bizarre behavior intriguing. Needing to be dominated, he finally found a woman who was controlling enough to tell him what to do and take charge of his life. Theirs was a sick, co-dependent relationship. But she got what she wanted from it: to be rich and famous.

by Anonymousreply 1302/18/2013

"Was she really as bad as the press made her out to be?

Or did she get a bum rap"

Yes, she's as bad as the press made her out to be.

No, she did not get a bum rap.

by Anonymousreply 1402/18/2013

[quote]But she got what she wanted from it: to be rich and famous.

You're suggesting he had nothing else to offer?

A lot of people think he was absolutely terrific.

by Anonymousreply 1502/18/2013

She went after Paul first but he wanted nothing to do with her.

by Anonymousreply 1602/18/2013
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