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Yoko Ono

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Net worth 2018: $600 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Tokyo
Country: Japanese
BirthDay: 18 February 1933
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 1.57 m
Education: Sarah Lawrence College, Gakushūin, Gakushuin University

Yoko Ono was bornon 18 February 1933 in Tokyo, Japanese, is Artist. Yoko Ono is a renowned Japanese singer, contemporary artist, and filmmaker. Coming from a wealthy and educated background, she chose to make a career in singing and performance art, which brought her both positive and negative publicity. This was mainly due to her link-up with The Beatles member, John Lennon, which was assumed to be the reason behind the group’s break-up. Nevertheless, she fought and rose to create a name for herself in the world of music and performance art. By delivering unusual acts, she moved beyond the boundaries of music, art and theatre, thereby being highly influential in motivating the punk and new generation. But, it was after her husband’s assassination that she emerged as a strong individual, and gave some of her best solo hits and best-seller albums to the music industry. Among her numerous solos, ‘Season of Glass’ is considered to be her best album, which received immense appreciation outside the standard critical and avant-garde community. During her over half-decade career, she gave some hit music albums, which include ‘Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band’, ‘Rising’, ‘Wedding Album’, ‘Live Peace in Toronto 1969’, and ‘Double Fantasy’, apart from over 16 films, such as ‘Bottoms’, ‘Cut Piece’, ‘Two Virgins’, ‘Rape’, Freedom’, and ‘Making of Fly’.


$600 Million


In 2008, he formed another group ‘The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger’


Her autobiography ‘Memories of John Lennon’ was released in 2005


She was reported to having a romantic affair with Sam Havadtoy, a Hungarian dealer of antiques, which ended in 2001


During the 2000s, she returned to music, recording various albums, like ‘Blueprint for a Sunrise’, ‘Walking on Thin Ice (Remixes)’, ‘Yes, I’m a Witch’, ‘Between My Head and the Sky’ and ‘Yokokimthurston’, which became top hits


This was followed by the re-issue of her solo albums on CD by Rykodisc Records in 1997


Her son, Sean, is a popular musician and composer, who recorded the album ‘Rising’ with her under his band Ima Rising, in 1995


She debuted at Off-Broadway with her musical ‘New York Rock’ in 1994


Following the death of her husband Lennon, she released a soulful and grieving solo album ‘Season of Glass’ in 1981 and an optimistic album ‘It’s Alright (I See Rainbows)’ in 1982


The relationship ended with Lennon’s murder in December 1980


The couple had a son, Sean Taro Ono Lennon, in October 1975


She released a double album ‘Fly’ in 1971, followed by a protest-song album ‘Sometime in New York City’ in 1972


While honeymooning in Amsterdam in 1969, she used her publicity for holding ‘Bed-Ins for Peace’ campaign as a public protest against the Vietnam War


She met John Lennon at the preview of her art exhibition in London in 1966, with whom she collaborated on several musical and artistic projects


She repeated her acts in Manhattan and London, in 1965 and 1966 respectively, which made her a sensation in the art world


A paradigm of her abstract art, the ‘Grapefruit’ book, released in 1964, illustrated numerous weird situations to be completed by the reader


The couple had a daughter, Kyoko Chan Cox, in August 1963


Sadly, the marriage was short-lived and the two separated in 1962, after which she was admitted in a mental hospital briefly for clinical depression


She went to Scarsdale, New York, in 1951 with her family and enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College, but left midway in 1956


In 1940, the family relocated to New York City and back to Hanoi next year, where she attended Keimei Gakuen primary school


The family returned back to Japan in 1937, where she secured admission in the Gakushuin School


Her father was transferred to San Francisco two weeks before her birth and hence, was able to meet her only when the family shifted to the US in 1935


Yoko Ono was born on February 18, 1933, in Tokyo, as the eldest of three children, in a wealthy banking family to Eisuke Ono and Isoko Yasuda Ono

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