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Tonight in Brooklyn, Yoko Ono will reunite the Plastic Ono Band for their first live show in 40 years. While it marks the group’s first stage performance in that time, with the help of Ono’s son Sean Lennon, the band got back together recently to work on Yoko’s latest album, Between My Head and the Sky. Yoko told us that Sean, who is now part of the Plastic Ono Band, was the brains behind the reunion, but she wasn’t immediately sold on the idea.
“Sean asked me. Sean said, ”˜Is it alright if you bring Plastic Ono Band up again?’ And I said, ”˜Yeah, well, I don’t know about that.’ At first I didn’t think it was a good idea. I don’t know. And then I realized that the reason why I didn’t want to use it was because John passed away and suddenly I had that block, you know.”
Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Paul Simon and many others will be on stage with the Plastic Ono Band tonight. Learn more at BAM.org.