By Sandy Lo
The iconic and daring Yoko Ono took the legendary Volksbühne stage in
Berlin Sunday, February 17th for a sold-out performance. The crowd was
described as “energetic and hugely responsive”. Yoko’s band, Yoko Ono
Plastic Ono Band (try saying that three times fast!), was led by her son,
Sean Lennon, who collaborated on her critically-acclaimed 2009 record,
Between My Head And The Sky.
The special birthday show included many guests on stage like Michael
Stipe, Rufus & Martha Wainwright, who sang “Happy Birthday” in both
English and German. Jiga, Eva and Masumi, a Berlin synth-pop band, opened
the show with their song “Hey, Yoko”.
Yoko’s set list included songs “There’s No Goodbye”, “Higa Noboru” and
“Give Peace A Chance”. Her latest dance single, “Hold Me”, was released
last week and she has tons of plans lined up for 2013 including the
re-release of her albums and a career-spanning art book, Infinite Universe
At Dawn, highlighting six decades of her work. To keep things fresh, she
has even collaborated recently with Lady Gaga, RZA and Mark Ronson.
Yoko Ono is one 80-year-old who will never get old. As you can see in
these photos, she looks pretty hip and young.
Sandy Lo is a published fiction novelist and has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 13 years. She is originally from New York City and currently resides in Nashville, TN. For more info on Sandy’s novels, including celebrity themed “Lost In You” and “Dream Catchers”, check out: www.amazon.com/author/sandylo