People: McCartney makes his peace with Yoko
Friday 21 January 1994
And the most celebrated feud in rock history came to an end as McCartney and Yoko Ono embraced after he handed her the award at the induction dinner in New York, also attended by Sean, son of Lennon and Ono. Lennon's widow had long been blamed for breaking up the Beatles, who were inducted into the Hall of Fame as a group in 1988. The hug brought tears to the eyes of many.
McCartney later contemplated a possible Lennon reaction to the honour: 'John would have been the guy in the crowd heckling.'
'And kicked out, maybe?' Ono added.
The musical reunion with George Harrison and Ringo Starr will be part of a television documentary on the Fab Four, who split up in 1970. 'We said we'd try and do a little incidental music for it,' McCartney said, adding: 'Unfortunately, the world's press has kind of blown it up like we're trying to better the Beatles, which we're certainly not trying to do.'
AS ONE controversy died, another was born. U2's Irish lead singer, Bono, inducted Bob Marley into the Rock Hall of Fame with a speech equating Jamaica, the reggae superstar's home, with Ireland as islands under the 'jackboot' of colonial tyranny. 'I know claiming Bob Marley as Irish might be a little difficult,' said Bono. 'We are both islands, we are both colonies. We share a fondness for procrastination. Don't put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the next day, unless of course it's freedom.'
A THIRD-FLOOR bedroom goes to her, the master bedroom to him. So ruled the New York State Supreme Court judge presiding over the custody battle for 14-month-old Ludwig Maximilian Koons. Mum is the former Italian MP and porn star Ilona Staller (better known as 'La Cicciolina') and dad is the American artist Jeff Koons.
Judge David Saxe ruled that Staller may stay in a third-floor bedroom in Koons's townhouse while she is in New York trying to win custody of her son. Koons spirited Ludwig to the United States from Staller's home in Rome on Christmas Eve. The artist said he took the boy because Staller broke her promise to stop making pornographic films and was raising her son in unsuitable surroundings. Koons says he found a dildo among his son's toys. Staller denies his allegations.
The couple separated in October, and Koons agreed to let Staller keep the child. Koons has applied for a divorce and custody of Ludwig.
PANAMA'S first lady, Ana Mae Endara, has withdrawn from her formal duties. Unlike the Princess of Wales, however, Mrs Endara has launched an independent political career. A flamboyant and controversial figure, she is running for mayor of Panama City in the elections on 8 May.
She has begun her campaign against the wishes of President Guillermo Endara and infuriated members of his governing coalition by accepting the nomination of the opposition Liberal Republic Party (PLR). The small and formerly little-known PLR is headed by collaborators of Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was toppled in the December 1989 US invasion that installed Mr Endara's government.
Mrs Endara is pitted against Mayin Correa, the former Panama City mayor suspended after allegations that she used public funds for private political purposes, and Isabel Corro, who heads the campaign for compensation from the United States for the 1989 invasion.
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Rumours that the star wants to move on to pastures new
TV presenter Fiona Bruce seemed a bit startled by the find during the filming of Antiques Roadshow
Comedian says he 'never laughed as hard as I have writing with Rik'
- 1 Sick elderly man makes 'complete turnaround' after emotional reunion with dog
- 2 Star Wars memorabilia dubbed 'bit of plastic' by Antiques Roadshow's Fiona Bruce valued at £50,000
- 3 Isis fighters 'crucify' 17-year-old boy in Syria
- 4 Ebola cruise ship ‘in utter panic’ as Mexico and Belize refuse to let it dock
- 5 Death of northern white rhino leaves just six of endangered animals left in the world
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
£60,000 - £80,000: Saxton Leigh: Our client is an leading Asset Manager based...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Sheffield: Permanent Year 6 TeacherThe job:This...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Sheffield: KS1+KS2 Teachers required ASAP for l...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Sheffield: Year 2 Teacher The position is to wo...