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Yoko Ono to receive Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement

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Reports are she is bed ridden now in her mid 80's.

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She’s 91

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She will always be known as the luckiest groupie in the history of rock music. That’s her “lifetime achievement”.

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Never liked the woman.

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Yoko Ono is an artist in her own right.

She has not been bedridden since 1969 when with Lennon they held their bed peace-ins.

She does need the use of a wheelchair to move around.

Yoko Ono claims she takes 4-mile walks — despite being ‘wheelchair-bound’

https://nypost.com/2023/01/27/yoko-ono-claims-she-takes-4-mile-walks-despite-being-wheelchair-bound/

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@Texas

She is an accomplished artist, not a groupie.

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What a sad joke.

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"...she has rewarded eyes, provoked thought, inspired feminists, and defended migrants through works of a wide-ranging imagination."

Gag me with a spoon. The MacDowell campus in Peterborough, New Hampshire are probably receiving a massive "donation."

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Yoko Ono was already an accomplished artist before meeting John Lennon. Although not all of her works are to everyone's liking.

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Although not all of her works are to everyone's liking.

Works”. LOL!

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Toblerone

Although not all of her works are to everyone's liking.

> ”Works”. LOL!

"Works" is a term used to describe her art, so you must be an expert on it. With hundreds of works, there must be at least one you can describe.

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Toblerone

The Top 10 Famous Artworks By Yoko Ono

https://www.singulart.com/en/blog/2023/11/13/yoko-ono-famous-artworks/

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bass4funk

Never liked the woman.

The award is for her art, not her personality.

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“There has never been anyone like her; there has never been work like hers,

That's a relief!

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Without her marrying John Lennon she would be long forgotten and never receive any reward.

she messed up a lot of John Lennon and the Yoko Ono bands songs with her howling like a wolf which some here would like to call artistic singing maybe ?

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With hundreds of works, there must be at least one you can describe.

More than one. And all rubbish.

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Their many collaborations included the songs “Give Peace a Chance,” “Imagine” and...

"Imagine" is a great song.

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wallaceApr. 23  03:15 pm JST

Yoko Ono is an artist in her own right.

She has not been bedridden since 1969 when with Lennon they held their bed peace-ins.

She does need the use of a wheelchair to move around.

Yoko Ono claims she takes 4-mile walks — despite being ‘wheelchair-bound’

Hello Kitty 321Apr. 23  04:58 pm JST

@Texas

She is an accomplished artist, not a groupie.

She already was an acclaimed and celebrated artist with the Greenwich Village circles before she met John. And she is not a groupie. All the other Beatles have said so. Ringo said in 1981 (after John's murder) that Yoko (and Linda McCartney) have had to take a lot of undue (Scheisse) from the press and even fans for the Beatles breakup. And Yoko still does.

robert maesToday  02:20 am JST

Without her marrying John Lennon she would be long forgotten and never receive any reward.

she messed up a lot of John Lennon and the Yoko Ono bands songs with her howling like a wolf which some here would like to call artistic singing maybe ?

'Skating on Thin Ice', yeeeccchhh. Who wants to hear somebody urp in a studio? Not me. But the Lennon posthumous 1984 CD 'Milk and Honey' is pretty food and it shows that Yoko can make a listenable song when she wants to. Give it a listen.

She inspired Cyndi Lauper's newspaper dress for the 'True Colors' video. That's something.

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Although not all of her works are to everyone's liking.

Works”. LOL!

You are very fond of shooting things down without providing a point of comparison.

Let’s take visual art. Using all of your expertise and finely tuned artistic sensibilities, who do you rate?

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I will always defend Yoko Ono's right, and the right of any other artist, to create whatever artwork they see fit regardless of whether I personally like their art or not. Art is mostly subjective, but if it arouses the public to ask questions, then Ono has already succeeded.

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I have visited the Reine Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, that's where John and Yoko had their famous bed-in and wrote 'Give Peace a Chance'. That room isn't marked but Beatlemaniacs reserve it up to 1.5 years in advance and pay big money to stay there. I was at the reception desk and that's what I was told.

So, I stepped in the entry room where John and Yoko came in, ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!b (just being silly here).

Yoko often creates art that you don't hang on the wall. So does David Bryne of the Talking Heads. It's all in the mind, and now you look at it I guess.

I have the 1991 remake of 'Give Peace a Chance' on a CD single, it's by the 'Peace Choir' which consisted of artists like Little Richard, Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, Michael McDonald, Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, Run, Peter Gabriel, and more. As a Cold War veteran, I didn't want a stupid wasteful war with Iraq. Sad to say, the famously fickle and easily-led American (and Brtish and other) public did and they ate it all up. War on all TV channels 24/7. Veterans of previous wars were angry as hell. And thus started the moral decline and dumbing down of America...

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 have visited the Reine Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, that's where John and Yoko had their famous bed-in and wrote 'Give Peace a Chance'. That room isn't marked but Beatlemaniacs reserve it up to 1.5 years in advance and pay big money to stay there. I was at the reception desk and that's what I was told.

So, I stepped in the entry room where John and Yoko came in, ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!b (just being silly here).

Yoko often creates art that you don't hang on the wall. So does David Bryne of the Talking Heads. It's all in the mind, and now you look at it I guess.

I have the 1991 remake of 'Give Peace a Chance' on a CD single, it's by the 'Peace Choir' which consisted of artists like Little Richard, Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, Michael McDonald, Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, Run, Peter Gabriel, Adam Ant, of course Yoko and her son Sean Ono Lennon and more. As a Cold War veteran, I didn't want a stupid wasteful war with Iraq. Sad to say, the famously fickle and easily-led American (and Brtish and other) public did and they ate it all up. War on all TV channels 24/7. Veterans of previous wars were angry as hell. And thus started the moral decline and dumbing down of America...

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