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Yoko Ono to Mark John Lennon's 70th Birthday in Iceland
In this March 16, 1972 file photo, John Lennon and Yoko Ono leave a brief deportation hearing in New York at the offices of the Department of Immigration and Naturalization. Yoko Ono is planning a series of events in Iceland to mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. The artist and peace campaigner will light the Imagine Peace Tower illuminated memorial, located on the island of Vioey near Icelandic capital Reykjavik, on Oct. 9, 2010. AP Photo/Tony Camerano.


NEW YORK (AP).- Yoko Ono is planning a series of events in Iceland to mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday.

The artist and peace campaigner will light the Imagine Peace Tower illuminated memorial, located on the island of Vioey near Icelandic capital Reykjavik (RAY'-kyuh-vik), on Oct. 9.

A special performance by the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band will follow the ceremony.

Lennon's widow is also expected to present awards from the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace, created to honor the former Beatle's peace activism.

Lennon was fatally shot outside the couple's Manhattan apartment building on Dec. 8, 1980.



Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.






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