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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Begin ‘Bed-in For Peace’

The newlyweds began staging their first "Bed-in for Peace" in Amsterdam on March 25, 1969.

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50 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Book, ‘In His Own Write,’ Published

John Lennon's first collection of short stories, poems and drawings was published on March 23, 1964.

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40 Years Ago: John Lennon, Harry Nilsson Tossed From Troubadour for Heckling

The evening that drinking buddy Harry Nilsson introduced John Lennon to the brandy Alexander cocktail wouldn't end well. On March 12, 1974, the rock stars would ultimately be escorted out of LA's iconic Troubadour nightclub, ejected for relentlessly heckling the Smothers Brothers and, according to a member of the staff, assaulting a waitress.

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Janis Joplin to Appear on U.S. Postal Stamp; Ralph Ellison Stamp Out Already

I almost forgot people still used stamps. I still do, just not as often as I once did.

It's worth noting that classic rockers will continue to be featured on U.S. Postal Service stamps.

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30 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Milk And Honey’ Released

When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the midst of recording the follow-up to the recently released 'Double Fantasy.' Those songs, combined with some outtakes from the 'Double Fantasy' sessions, were compiled by his widow, Yoko Ono on their album 'Milk and Honey,' which came out on Jan. 27, 1984.

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‘Imagine All The People:’ John Lennon Killed This Day in 1981

It was on this day in 1981 that John Lennon, one of the original Beatles, was gunned down in front of his apartment in New York. He was 51.

Think how much different the music of the 80's and beyond would have been had he, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley lived.

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John Lennon’s High School Detention Sheets to Be Auctioned Off

On Nov. 22, Beatles fans will be given the opportunity to own a unique piece of memorabilia. Two sheets from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School chronicling John Lennon's history of detention will be auctioned off.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Release ‘Two Virgins’

When John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ was released in November 1968, it threw more than a few Beatles fans for a loop. From the cover image of a stark-naked Lennon and Ono to the other-worldly and improvised sounds contained within, ‘Two Virgins’ was both a singular statement for the time and a line in the sand -- not only between Lennon and his fans, but among his band members as well.

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John Lennon’s Childhood Home Going to Auction

The current owner of John Lennon's boyhood home is looking for a larger garden, so he's putting the historic red-bricked terrace house up for auction later this month. The late Beatle's first home will go to the highest bidder on Oct. 29.

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John Lennon’s Tie Auctioned for Over $5,600

Why settle for one of those pricey silk neckties designed by Jerry Garcia when you can drop some real dough on a tie once owned by a former Beatle?

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Yoko Ono Urges New Gun Control Laws

Since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980, his widow Yoko Ono has devoted herself to campaigning for stricter gun control legislation -- so it's only fitting that yesterday (March 21), Ono celebrated what should have been their 44th wedding anniversary by issuing a poignant reminder of what's at stake in the ongoing battle over our interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Stephen Colbert Rejoices That John Lennon May Have Been a Conservative [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert was ecstatic on Monday night's episode of 'The Colbert Report' when he learned that John Lennon may have been a closet Republican.

According to a man who worked for Lennon, the musician once said he was considering voting for Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. This was all the evidence Colbert needed.

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