The Ballad of Yoko Ono

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This week’s episode of Later…with Jools Holland features Smokey Robinson, The Dead Weather, Bassekou Kouyate, Miike Snow and Basement Jaxx. Basement Jaxx are joined by Yoko Ono, who will also perform without the band. This week I will just focus on one of those guests. Yoko Ono is an artist and musician, who got her start in music when she hooked up with a singer named John Lennon. Lennon was a member of a band from the sixties called The Beatles and Ono’s relationship with Lennon was seen by many as a major reason for that group’s untimely demise. Lennon was quite fond of Ono and wrote a number of songs that expressed his fondness for her. They were man and wife for the whole of the seventies, but the arrangement ended at the end of 1980 when Mark Chapman took Lennon’s life. Here are a number of songs sung by Yoko Ono plus a couple written by John Lennon about her. I’ve also included a few more songs about Ono, the breakup of the Beatles, and Sissy Spacek’s displeasure at the cover of the Two Virgins LP


Dear Yoko – John Lennon

Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him – Yoko Ono

Give Peace a Chance (CSS remix) – Yoko Ono

Day of The Sunflowers – We March On (feat. Yoko Ono) – Basement Jaxx

Be My Yoko Ono – Barenaked Ladies

I Won’t Be Your Yoko Ono – Dar Williams

Yoko Ono – Ben Lee

I Never Quite Got Over The Fact That The Beatles Broke Up – Per Gessle

John, you went too far this time – Rainbo (Sissy Spacek)

Not John – Loudon Wainwright III

The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Beatles cover) – Teenage Fanclub

Oh Yoko! – John Lennon

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  1. Did anyone else feel totally repulsed by watching yoko ono fake an orgasm on jools holland tonight? I’m sure her motives are very worthy but her style is disgusting for her age.

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