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Akon has been out of the news for a long time now. Have you heard about him for a while? Well, many people do not know this, but, in 2007 he signed a recently released Lady Gaga to his KonLive label at Interscope records. This marked him has RICH and the other label as STUPID. A big oops indeed. Lady Gaga has gone on to be a worldwide superstar and odd personality, matching esoteric style with eccentric music. Akon told the associated press, “She’s pretty much retired me. She was definitely a blessing. She came at the right moment. I’m glad I believed in her, boy. That goes to show you, if you believe in something strong enough, it will pay off.” Talk about a lucky break. Well, hey, it took The Beatles to propel Parlophone records (an EMI subsidiary) to new heights and it is still around today recording artists such as Coldplay and Kylie Minogue (Well, maybe not a superpower label any more).
Talking about the Beatles look who is in the picture above. Courtesy of Rolling Stone we get to see Yoko Ono on stage rocking with a man who looks similar to John Lennon behind her. Probably because he is a Lennon, just the Sean variety. On Feb. 16 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music founding members of the Plastic Ono Band, a band that paired the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and numerous other famous musicians in a conceptual supergroup, as well as a few special faces like Eric Clapton and Paul Simon, rocked like it was 40 years ago. Yoko, who just became a 77-year-old today, certainly did not act her age and her vivacity made the reunion show a great success.
Check out the article by Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/02/17/plastic-ono-band-return-with-eric-clapton-paul-simon-in-brooklyn/
There was no embed on this video but it was too good to pass up. Check out “Give Peace A Chance”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLTw_ouiLCQ