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AUDIO: Yoko Ono (1992)

Mark Kemp, Rock's Backpages audio, Spring 1992

On the release of career-spanning compilation album Onobox, Yoko looks back at her Japanese musical roots; coming to New York and becoming part of its musical avant garde; using her voice as a musical instrument; meeting John Lennon, the resistance to what they did together, and its subsequent influence; surviving life's vicissitudes, and dealing with John’s death; allowing 'Instant Karma' to be used in a Nike ad; the possibility of making new music, and continuing to make art.


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