Happy birthday to another famous Yoko!
Today we’re reaching outside the jazz world to pay tribute to one of Japan’s most famous women: artist and musician and activist Yoko Ono. If all you know about her is that she was married to John Lennon, there’s a lot more to know.
First of all, she and John Lennon didn’t meet because she was a Beatles groupie or anything like that. They met because he went to an exhibit of her art in London. Once they got together, they immediately used their fame to protest what they saw as an unjust war in Vietnam.
Yoko appeared on many of Lennon’s songs. After his death, she continued to be an ambassador for his music, and more importantly for the message of peace in his writing.
Yoko Ono’s artistic career has also continued to flourish, most recently with major retrospectives in Germany, Denmark and Spain.
Visit her website, imaginepeace.com to learn more about her amazing story.
From all of us here at YokoMiwa.com, happy 83rd birthday to Yoko Ono! Imagine!