BERLIN: German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin. Police arrested a man in Berlin on Monday suspected of receiving the 86 stolen items, which include Lennon’s last diary that ended on the day he was shot and killed in New York on Dec. 8, 1980. “This day contains the entry that on that morning John Lennon and Yoko Ono had an appointment with Annie Leibovitz to take a…
BERLIN: German police on Monday arrested a 58-year-old man in Berlin on suspicion of handling stolen items from John Lennon's estate, including the late Beatle's diaries. The items were stolen from Lennon's widow Yoko Ono in New York in 2006 and have been seized as evidence, Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor's office, said. The unidentified man was taken into custody suspected of fraud and handling stolen goods. Read More: McCartney, Ringo Starr reunite for Beatles documentary A second suspect,…
LONDON: Legendary British music producer George Martin, who turned the Beatles into the best-selling band in history, has died at the age of 90, his family said Wednesday. Martin's family confirmed that the producer, who helped revolutionise the sound of pop music, died at home on Tuesday, and thanked "everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support".
Justin Bieber stormed the British singles charts on Friday with three singles from his new album in the top five, a feat no other artist has managed since John Lennon, posthumously, in 1981.
A guitar stolen from the late John Lennon in the 1960s sold for $2.41 million on Saturday at an auction in Beverly Hills, California, and a Beatles drum head went for $2.1 million, fetching some of the highest prices ever for items of rock and roll memorabilia.
Records from John Lennon's school days suggest there may be more than a grain of autobiographical truth in "Getting Better", the Beatles song that includes the line "I used to get mad at my school, the teachers that taught me weren't cool".