Kirsty Young's castaway is artist Yoko Ono.
Kirsty Young's castaway this week is Yoko Ono. She was already an avant-garde artist in her own right when, in 1968, she started dating one of the most famous men in the world, John Lennon. Then, depending on who you listen to, she either stole him from the nation or helped him to focus on what was important to them both.
Now, more than 25 years after John's murder, she discusses how it felt to be so reviled in the press, looks back on their life together and recalls the night of his death. In a remarkably frank interview, she reveals how she still speaks to him - and he still communicates with her.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Beautiful Boy by John Lennon
Luxury: My life for the next thirty years.
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
- Edith Piaf: Legends of the 20th Century.
- Lili Marleen.
- Bear Family.
- The Rocky Road to Dublin: The Best of Irish Folk.
Bob Marley & The Wailers
One Love / People Get Ready
- Tuff Gong.
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
- The Best of Gracie Fields.
- The John Lennon Collection.
- Ever Records.
Sai-Yu-Ki (Monkey: Journey to the West) - Wu Cheng'en
My life for the next thirty years
|Interviewed Guest||Yoko Ono|
- Sun 10 Jun 2007 11:15
- Fri 15 Jun 2007 09:00