Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s killer is still not fit for parole

The officials decided that Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980 will remain behind bars for at least another couple of years.

The New York State Division of Parole informed 55-year-old Chapman that they had concerns “about the disregard [he] displayed for the norms of our society and the sanctity of human life.”

A rep for Yoko Ono said she is “very pleased with the result”.

Chapman, who gunned down the “Beatles” icon outside Lennon’s NYC apartment 30 years ago, won’t have another shot at freedom until August 2012 – when he will become eligible for another parole review.


Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop will sing in memory of John Lennon on October 9, in Los Angeles

Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, organizes two concerts on October 9, in Los Angeles and Reykjavik in memory of her former husband.

At the Los Angeles concert will participate Japanese band Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, son of Yoko and John Lennon, but also a number of notable artists such as Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, hip-hop producer RZA, Perry Farrell – Jane’s Addiction frontman and two members of the group Sonic Youth – Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

“The fact that this year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of John is a very special event for us all. Together we will celebrate the memory of John, who sent us so much positive energy during his life, but after his death also “said Yoko Ono.

Yoko Ono will host also on October 9th, the annual ceremony of lighting the front of the Imagine Peace Tower on the Vioey island near Iceland. The ceremony can be watch live online for free site.

After the ceremony, Yoko Ono will present the LennonOno Grant for Peace, a biannual distinction, and she will perform on this island a concert with her son Sean Lennon.

In late June, EMI announced they will celebrate the 70th anniversary of John Lennon through the launch of all the musician’s solo albums in remastered versions with the help of digital techniques.

John Lennon was shot and died on December 8, 1980, in front of his home in New York while returning home along with Yoko Ono, after a recording session.

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A paper sheet with the lyrics of a song written by John Lennon, sold for 1.2 million dollars

The amount for which the paper with the lyrics “A Day In The Life” was awarded far exceeded initial estimates, which amounted to 700,000 dollars. The song was the last track on the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, released in 1967 and was the soundtrack of a musical with the same title, in 1968.


The person who purchased the sheet, with erasures and cuts, written by Lennon, was an American who participated by telephone from Friday’s auction, organized by Sotheby’s in New York.

Although they have exceeded one million dollars, these lines have not yet managed to become the most expensive ever sold by Beatles in an auction, given that in 2005, handwritten lyrics to “All You Need is Love” were awarded for 1.25 million dollars.

The song “A Day In The Life” was ranked by Rolling Stone among the best 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Beatles, composed of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr was one of the most famous and successful groups in rock history, having an experience of over 1.1 billion albums sold worldwide.

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Paul McCartney always carries a statue of Buddha to stay Zen while touring

In recent years, McCartney had a pretty turbulent private life, was forced to go through a divorce, widely publicized by the model Heather Mills, which proved to be ultimately very costly for the singer.

For this reason, Paul McCartney once felt that he needs something to help him remain calm while traveling.

The former Beatles member admits that he keeps this statue of Buddha in the cab behind the scenes and he takes it to every concert that he has.

Paul McCartney who will be 68 years this weekend, is renowned for its original requests addressed to the organizers of shows. Last weekend, attending at the Isle of Wight festival, McCartney’s legendary production team, consisting of 170 people, occupied the whole area behind the scenes. Paul McCartney has insisted, as usual, that all the food to be vegetarian.

After the concert, Sunday, in front of 55,000 fans, McCartney returned by helicopter from his residence in Rye, in the county of East Sussex (UK), to spend some days with his daughter, Beatrice, aged six years.

The British star has a relationship for several years with the American Nancy Shevell, aged 49, heir to a fortune of 400 million dollars.

McCartney formed along with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – The Beatles, one of the most famous and successful groups in rock history, having over 1.1 billion albums sold worldwide.

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Former Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr added on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Starr’s name was the 2,401st to be unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“This is the start of the next 50 years of stars,” he said outside the Capitol Records building. “I’m proud to be the first one.”

The Walk of Fame also includes individual star’s for the Beatles drummer’s former bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison, as well as the likes of musicians Roy Orbison and Ozzy Osbourne.

“It’s cool to get one at night,” said Starr. “I don’t know about you, but where I live, the stars come out at night.”

The Beatles, as a group, were also given a star in 1998.

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