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A&E preps John Lennon, Yoko Ono doc special

A&E will premiere the two-hour special John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky next month as part of the network’s “Biography” strand. The film follows the making of John Lennon’s 1971 ...
February 20, 2019

A&E will premiere the two-hour special John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky next month as part of the network’s “Biography” strand.

The film follows the making of John Lennon’s 1971 solo album Imagine, exploring the politically divided time in which he recorded it.

John and Yoko also puts emphasis on the creative collaboration between Lennon and Ono, using the couple’s belief in radical engagement to draw parallels between past and present.

The special features interviews with Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, photographer David Bailey, gallerist John Dunbar (who introduced the couple), Lennon’s former personal assistant Dan Richter and studio designer Eddie Veale.

John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky is produced by Eagle Rock Films in association with A&E Network. Peter Worsley serves as producer, with Geoff Kempin and Terry Shand serving as executive producers.

The doc premieres March 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

Watch a preview clip below:

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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