October 18, 2021


Lucky business

Yoko Ono hands business interests over to Sean Lennon

Yoko Ono has handed many of her business interests over to her son Sean.

Sean Lennon holding a sign posing for the camera: Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon

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Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon

The 87-year-old star has decided to take a step back from her businesses and has instead appointed Sean – the 45-year-old son of John Lennon – as a director at eight companies linked to herself and the Beatles.

Sean has, for instance, joined the board at Lensolo, which handles the music rights to some of John’s solo work, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Yoko – who married John in 1969 – has rarely been seen in public in recent years and is said to be wheelchair-bound for much of the time.

Meanwhile, Sean recently interviewed Sir Paul McCartney for a documentary about his dad.

In ‘John Lennon At 80’, the music icon shared his memories of meeting his former Beatles bandmate for the first time.

He said: “I look back on it now like a fan, how lucky was I to meet this strange teddy boy off the bus, who played music like I did and we get together and boy, we complemented each other!”

He also explained how they developed their songwriting talents together.

The ‘Hey Jude’ hitmaker said: “There were a few songs that weren’t very good … you know, clearly young songwriters who don’t know how to do it.

“Eventually, we started to write slightly better songs and then enjoyed the process of learning together so much that it really took off.”

What’s more, McCartney claimed that the music legend used his wit to mask his insecurities.

He asked: “Wait a minute, there’s this guy John Lennon who’s like a genius, clever, witty, confident, and everything – why would he have insecurities? Because we’re all fragile beings.”

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