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A reminder.

A concert organised by Offaly Good Vibes commemorating the life of John Lennon in aid of the Simon Community will be held at Tullamore Food Fayre, Kilcruttin Business Park, Tullamore, County Offaly at 12-2pm.

Tullamore Food Fayre, Kilcruttin Business Park

Johnny Keenan, of Offaly Good Vibes  (and ‘Broadsheet on the Telly‘ fame) writes:

Last month the world stood together to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of ‘the war to end all wars’. Ironically today we have more wars and more mass killing than ever before.

In 1969 when Vietnam war was at its height. John Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to publicise peace. It was an artistic humanist and active project that they would work at for 3 years.

Starting with a bed-in for peace on their honeymoon in a hotel room in Amsterdam with a simple and subtle message in a song ‘Give Peace a Chance’.

They took to the streets of cities all across America affirming ‘Power To The People’. Then hit home the message in 1972 with a massive worldwide billboard campaign ‘ War Is Over! (if you want)’ followed by arguably the ultimate Xmas song.

John & Yoko were two informed intelligent and idyllic people who saw the world for what it is. A planet run by corporate greed against human need. They gave their money and time for the greater good.

Offaly Good Vibes  will be sending a message from the heart of Ireland tomorrow, Saturday, December, 8, the 38th anniversary of John Lennon’s death

This is positive vibe for all the family and is run to raise much needed funds for Midlands Simon Community.

Give Peace A Chance Concert (Facebook)

Previously: It Isn’t Hard To Do

Free Saturday?

A concert commemorating the life of John Lennon in aid of the Simon Community at Tullamore Food Fayre, Kilcruttin Business Park, Tullamore, County Offaly at 12-2pm.

Johnny Keenan, of ‘Broadsheet on the Telly‘ fame, writes:

‘Another Offaly Good Vibration – Give Peace A Chance’ will take place next Saturday 8th December in Tullamore Food Fayre, Kilcruttin Business Park, Tullamore.

An array of Offaly talented singers and poets will come together to perform original compositions and pay tribute to John Lennon on the 38th anniversary of his death.

This is positive vibe for all the family and is run to raise much needed funds for Midlands Simon Community.

Give Peace A Chance Concert (Facebook)

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It isn’t hard to see.

Trademark lawyer Brian Conroy writes:

Yesterday a trademark application was filed for EU wide protection for “John Lennon”. I immediately thought ‘unless whoever has applied for that is actually called John Lennon, I don’t fancy their chances of getting the trademarks across the line’,

Particularly because Yoko Ono was previously involved (to some extent anyway) in a trademark spat with a US Singer called Lennon Murphy – You can read more about that HERE… But happily it turns out  the application was made by Yoko…

John Lennon Trademarks – Yoko Ono Applies for John Lennon TMs (Brian Conroy)

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“Leave Ireland or Yoko sings”
A week after Bloody Sunday, John Lennon and Yoko joined a protest of about 500 people in front of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) offices on Fifth Avenue, New York. The demonstrators called for the withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland.

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John Lennon’s Imagine instrumental speeded-up and merged, possibly blasphemously, with a slowed-down acapella of Wings’ Band on The Run created by Go Home Productions because why the hell not.

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John Lennon’s tooth – to be auctioned in the UK on the 5th of next month:

Karen Fairweather, the owner of Omega Auction house, chuckled when asked why anyone would want to buy the molar and noted that some have expressed interest, while others think it’s gross.

“We get a lot of people buying memorabilia as investments,” Fairweather said. “Or it could just be a fan that really, really wants a part of John Lennon.”

The molar, which has some discoloration and a cavity — probably why it was removed by a dentist — will be available with a reserve bidding price of just under $16,000.

Lennon gave the tooth to Dorothy “Dot” Jarlett when she worked as his housekeeper at his Kenwood home in Weybridge, Surrey, according to her son Barry. Jarlett, who was employed between 1964 and 1968, developed a warm relationship with Lennon, her son said.

“She was very close with John, and one day whilst chatting in the kitchen, John gave my mother the tooth (he had been to the dentist to have it removed that day) and suggested giving it to my sister as a souvenir, as she was a huge Beatles fan,” he said. “It has been in the family ever since.”

John Lennon’s Tooth Up For Auction (CNN)