John Lennon

‘Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution’ Opens at the New-York Historical Society

Last modified February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

For many who grew up in a certain era, the name Bill Graham sparks Proustian memories of life-changing rock-and-roll shows. And if you were in San Francisco or New York City, the music impresario’s Fillmore concert venues were the greatest places in the world to see live music. Starting in 1965, Graham was booking and […]

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Weekend Edition: January 16

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Vivienne Gucwa]

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Boogie Staff Picks: The Year in Graffiti [2010]

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

Today’s list looks at five memorable moments in local graffiti from 2010.

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Art

Abbey Road on Canal Street

Posted December 8, 2010 at 6:28 am

We were walking down Canal Street and had the sudden urge to document the scene.  Crowds of people in the zebra crossing at Mott Street with a ginormous Beatles billboard as backdrop.  It was an Abbey Road moment for the die-hard Beatlemaniac within us. Apropos, considering today is the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon’s murder […]

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Chico’s John Lennon Mural Erased

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

This wound cuts pretty deep. In the wake of Mark David Chapman’s recent parole hearing postponement, coincidentally, Chico’s John Lennon mural at 9 Avenue B has vanished.  Definitely one of the best pieces in his vast body of work. Instead, we are now left with drab brown paint.

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John Lennon – RIP

Posted December 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  –Beautiful Boy 29 years ago… RIP, John.

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John Lennon (1941 – 1980) – RIP

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:52 pm

[Photo: Wikipedia] On this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman murdered John Lennon outside The Dakota apartment building in NYC.