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Backstage Pass: Yoko Ono explores the past and future

Between My Head And The Sky is the new album from Yoko Ono, and for this latest outing, she has revived the Plastic Ono Band concept. Only instead of Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Keith Moon and other ’60s and ’70s musical luminaries taking part, this version includes contemporary folks like electronic wunderkind Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada and Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, as well as other Japanese avant-garde and New York improvisational artists.

Backstage Pass: John Lennon escapes The Beatles’ shadow in Toronto part 1

On an invitation from record producer, songwriter and rock ’n’ roll publicist Kim Fowley, John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono hopped on a plane from England with guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White to travel to the Toronto Rock & Roll Revival festival, showcasing some of Lennon’s early rock ’n’ roll musical heroes — among them Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.