18 February 1933, Tokyo, Japan. Ono moved to the USA at the age of 14 and was later immersed in the New York avant garde milieu. A reputation as a film maker and conceptual artist preceded her collaborations with John Lennon which followed in the wake of their meeting in 1966. The couples links were both professional and personal - they married on 20 March 1969 - and whereas Lennon introduced Ono to rock, she in turn brought an appreciation of electronic music. Early collaborations, Unfinished Music No 1 - Two Virgins, Unfinished Music No 2 - Life With The Lions and Wedding Album, were self-indulgent and wilfully obscure, but with the formation of the Plastic Ono Band the Lennons began to forge an exciting musical direction. Unfairly vilified as the architect of the Beatles demise, Ono emerged as a creative force in her own right with a series of excellent compositions, including Dont Worry Kyoto and Listen, The Snow Is...
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