Yoko Ono Biography

Yoko Ono born February 18, 1933, is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, and peace activist. She is the widow and second wife of The Beatles' John Lennon and is also known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking.

Ono grew up in Tokyo, and studied at Gakushuin University while her family moved to the US to escape the war. They reunited in 1953, and after some time at Sarah Lawrence College, she became involved in New York City's downtown artists scene, including the Fluxus group. She first met Lennon in 1966 at her own art exhibition in London, and they became a couple in 1968. She was repeatedly criticized for her influence over Lennon and his music, and blamed for the breakup of the Beatles as their relationship coincided with the band's final years. She and Lennon famously used their honeymoon as a stage for public protests against the Vietnam War in their Bed-Ins for Peace in Amsterdam and Montreal in spring 1969. In addition to co-writing "Give Peace a Chance," she co-wrote with Lennon the experimental piece, "Revolution 9" on The White Album. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Yoko Ono
Nationality:
Japan
Profession:
Singer, Artist, Musician, Film director, Film Producer, Author, Film Score Composer, Screenwriter, Actor, Visual Artist
Ethnicity:
Japanese American, Japanese
Date of Birth:
February 18, 1933 (84)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
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