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Arts and Entertainment

Beautiful Boy - John Lennon Exhibit Coming To GRAMMY Museum

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The GRAMMY Museum is getting set to debut their newest exhibit -- John Lennon, Songwriter-- on October 4, 2010 in association with Hard Rock International. John Lennon would have been 70-years-old on October 9.

The exhibition is a tribute to "the seven-time GRAMMY winner's songwriting genius," and highlights influences Eddie Cochran, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, and Elvis Presley, his Quarrymen period, his work with The Beatles, collaborations with Paul McCartney, Lennon's solo career, and material with Yoko Ono.

Exhibit artifacts
• Several of John's guitars
• Early albums
• Signature round, wire-framed eyeglasses
• Typewriter used to write lyrics
• Original drawings
• Sgt. Pepper Band costume
• Double Fantasy GRAMMY
• Handwritten lyrics to "Imagine"
• Beatles photos and posters
• Quarrymen ephemera
• Rare, historic footage
• Interactive studio exhibit

Additional local events
October 1 and 2, 2010
@ Orpheum Theatre
We Are Plastic Ono Band

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October 3, 2010, 8 p.m., $25
@ GRAMMY Museum's Clive Davis Theater
American Express Presents An Evening With Yoko Ono (featuring an up-close-and-personal interview with the two-time GRAMMY winner about her late husband's life and legacy, proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum,, 800-745-3000)

October 4, 2010
@ GRAMMY Museum
John Lennon, Songwriter Exhibit

October 4, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
@ GRAMMY Museum's Clive Davis Theater
American Masters: LENNONYC (West Coast premiere of a PBS documentary produced in association with

October 4, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
@ GRAMMY Museum's Clive Davis Theater
EMI's worldwide release of 8 digitally remastered Lennon classic solo albums and other recordings

November 2, 2010
@ Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard
'Imagine There's No Hunger: Celebrating The Songs Of John Lennon' (presented by Hard Rock International, feature several artists performing classic Lennon songs, proceeds from the event will go to the GRAMMY Museum, and to WhyHunger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty around the world. Ticket info TBD.)