ART RIBBON: Yoko Ono has been awarded the eighth annual Hiroshima Art Prize, it was revealed Monday. In announcing the award, the city described her as “active as a creative force for over a half century in various fields as an artist, filmmaker, poet, musician, performance artist and peace activist.” It said “the awarding of the Hiroshima Art Prize to Yoko Ono acknowledges the substantial role her activities have in transmitting the message of the ‘Spirit of Hiroshima’ throughout the entire world.” For the Tokyo-born Ono, this is quite an honor.
A DARK MOMENT IN BEATLE HISTORY: The Philippine Online Chronicles has a interesting and lengthy essay on the Beatles’ trip to Manila in 1966 and the notorious incident at the airport where the Beatles and their party were roughed up. It doesn’t try to justify it, but it does take an interesting look back. (Pictured: a poster for the Manila concert.)
BANNED!: It seems that Piers Morgan, who replaced Larry King on CNN, has this thing for banning people from his show. Madonna is banned for life. So is Heather Mills. The reason? Morgan is the one who introduced Mills to Paul McCartney and he told Entertainment Weekly, it’s a “tiny reparation I can make to Macca” that she won’t be on the show ever. Well there are two reasons to watch the new show.
CHARITY DESIGNATED: Thrive/Survive Los Angeles, a charity founded by Nico Juber, daughter of former Wings member Laurence Juber, has been named official charity of this year’s Beatles Tribute Cruise. Juber, a Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, founded Thrice/Survive to give support to young adult cancer survivors. Laurence Juber is the headline performer on the cruise.
MORE GUITAR: Beside the George Harrison Gretsch Duo Jet, another replica guitar in the news is Jackson Browne’s Acoustic Signature guitar made by Gibson. Rock Music Examiner Phyllis Pollack talks to him about it here.
BEATLESONGS: Here’s the “Beatlesongs” program playlist for last Friday on 90.3 WHPC, Garden City: When I’m 64 (mono), Blue Jay Way (mono), Hey Bulldog (mono), She Said, She Said (mono), Sweet Little Sixteen (BBC), 1822, Lonesome Tears in My Eyes, Mrs Vanderbilt, Try Some, Buy Some (Ronnie Spector), Mull of Kintyre, Margarita, Fill in the Blanks, I’ve Got a Feeling, Eleanor Rigby (“Love”), This One, Here Comes the Sun (“Live in Japan”), My Sweet Lord (“Live in Japan”), Lucille (Little Richard), Lucille (Paul McCartney), Lucille (BBC), The Note You Never Wrote, Revolution 1, Bring on the Lucie (Freeda People), Memphis in Your Mind, Vintage Clothes, That Was Me, Little Woman Love, Lovely Rita, Fastest Growing Heartache in the West, The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (mono), While My Guitar Gently Weeps (mono), Little Lamb Dragonfly, Your True Love (Carl Perkins and Friends), Can’t Stop Thinking About You, It Won’t Be Long (stereo), Another Girl (stereo). The show airs at 8 p.m. Fridays and is streamed at www.ncc.edu/whpc.
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