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Courtney Love: ‘I Don’t Think the Yoko Comparison Is Fair’

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Kurt Cobain's widow denied that her impact on Nirvana was similar to Yoko Ono's on the Beatles.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Begin ‘Bed-in For Peace’

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The newlyweds began staging their first "Bed-in for Peace" in Amsterdam on March 25, 1969.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married on March 20, 1969.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ Seized by Police

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It's arguably the most controversial album cover in rock 'n' roll history, and, if authorities in New Jersey had their way, every last one of them would have been destroyed.

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Release ‘Two Virgins’

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When John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ was released in November 1968, it threw more than a few Beatles fans for a loop. From the cover image of a stark-naked Lennon and Ono to the other-worldly and improvised sounds contained within, ‘Two Virgins’ was both a singular statement for the time and a line in the sand -- not only between Lennon and his fans, but among his band members as well.

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Yoko Ono Says Being a Beatle’s Wife is a ‘Difficult’ Life

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As part of Yoko Ono's UK press blitz for her efforts as curator of the 2013 Meltdown Festival in London, the 80-year-old artist/activist acknowledged the pressures inherent in her marriage to the late John Lennon, describing being married to a Beatle as "the most difficult thing to be."

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40 Years Ago: John Lennon Ordered to Leave the US by Immigration Authorities

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Central Press/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by US immigration authorities to leave the United States. He was given 60 days to do so. The reason given for the deportation stemmed from his conviction in 1968 in England for possession of marijuana; however, as we now know, it had more to do with the Nixon administration's general fear of Lennon, his political views and his influence. Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, was, however, granted permanent residence at the time.

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Yoko Ono Urges New Gun Control Laws

John Lennon and Yoko Ono
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Since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980, his widow Yoko Ono has devoted herself to campaigning for stricter gun control legislation -- so it's only fitting that yesterday (March 21), Ono celebrated what should have been their 44th wedding anniversary by issuing a poignant reminder of what's at stake in the ongoing battle over our interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Top 10 Yoko Ono Songs

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Yes, we realize the mountain we're up against here. It may even be an unwinnable battle. After all, Yoko Ono has withstood more public scorn and abuse than just about any other person in pop culture, let alone rock-star wife, over the past 50 years. But she was a visionary artist in her own right -- an unmi

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Top 10 Songs Inspired by Yoko Ono

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There's more than a few songs inspired by Yoko Ono -- one of the most celebrated and vilified figures in rock history.

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