Double Fantasy: John & Yoko

Popular Culture & Entertainment

Little did I know, I was about to experience a world first.

The Double Fantasy Exhibition explores the personal and creative chemistry between the iconic couple John Lennon and Yoko Ono and their Imagine Peace campaign.

The free exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool expresses their deep and powerful love for one another through film, art and music and reflects their unique, creative flare and fame which influenced peace and human rights all across the world. This campaign went on to change their lives, music and other people’s lives (fans) forever.

Personal objects have been kindly donated by Yoko Ono especially for the exhibition, even a private collection which has never been displayed before. Emotional at times to witness what is before you, the museum includes rare film of John Lennon’s and Yoko Ono’s family, clothing pieces from their wedding in Gibraltar, even John’s Green Card which allowed him to travel freely to visit family in Japan and Bermuda with his son Sean, music produced by John & Yoko and even the guitar which is featured in the Give Peace a Chance video.

Fans of the influential couple also have the chance to write a message to hang up in the exhibition which leaves a personal and emotional journey.

The breathtaking productivity of the event leads up until John’s tragic and untimely death on 8 December 1980.

Through interviews, quotes and the most moving lyrics, the story of their personal and creative relationship along with their political activism and peace campaigning, is told in their own words for the very first time.

An exhibition music room, overlooking the Mersey with the couple’s albums played for visitors, features album cover art.

If you would like to visit the free exhibition please visit the Museum of Liverpool’s website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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Sharney x

 

 

PEACE @ QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB

New Music, Popular Culture & Entertainment
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South West of the Southern Suburbs of Birmingham, the indie rock band Peace have come a long way since 2009. With the vibrant and upbeat album, In Love, the boys headed to number seventy-five on the UK Singles Chart for the week in 2013.On their recent UK tour to promote their latest debut, Happy People, I attended Queens Social Club on the first date of the two in Sheffield to see the ‘lovesick’ fellas.

Dream-like hits such as Wraith, Float Forever and Follow Baby, were some of the classic psychedelic sounds that were played along with new tunes from Happy People, such as the well received ballad World Pleasures, Money and I’m a Girl.

The vibe was definitely persuasive enough to want to join the crowd and to stage invade, and obviously to get to the heartthrob that is Harrison Koisser. At one point through the night, Koisser told the crowd that it was ‘one of the best nights of his life’ the crowd cheered and had no difficulty in singing the songs back to the band.

Harrison’s brother of the band Sam, bassist, crowd surfed for the funky World Pleasure bass solo and raised the bar of the band’s potential.

It was an exceptional intimate venue to see the upcoming rise of a band play at, and was definitely one for Peace fans not to have missed. Happy People is out in stores 9th Feb.
Sharney x