Yoko Ono, son swap memories for Day of Listening

Yoko Ono, son swap memories for Day of Listening

Credit: AP

FILE - in this Feb. 8, 2004 file photo, John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and their son, Sean Lennon, appear backstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Ono and her son are joining a national oral history project that is urging people to take time the day after Thanksgiving for a National Day of Listening with their friends and loved ones. Their recorded conversation will be broadcast Friday as part of the StoryCorps project on NPR's "Morning Edition." Also this year, the project includes recordings from staff at the National Museum of the American Indian and from U.S. Olympic athletes. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Print
Email
|

by Brett Zongker, The Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 5:22 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sean Lennon is finding connections with his 77-year-old mother, Yoko Ono -- not about the Beatles or John Lennon -- but about her life in an interview broadcast on NPR as part of a national oral history project.

In the interview aired Friday, Ono recalls meeting her father for the first time when she was not yet 3 years old. Ono says her mother was from a very rich family, and it made her father feel insecure.
 
Still, Ono says her mother would send her father to work as a banker in a chauffeured car. But he would get out two blocks from his office to walk so he wouldn't be seen with a driver.
 
The 35-year-old Sean Lennon reveals to his mother that he used to do the same thing when she sent him to school in a limo.
 
Ono says it must be a DNA memory that led to the same experience.
 
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Print
Email
|