Column: And the world will be as one — in La Verne

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Wednesday’s column (read it here) concerns an art exhibit in La Verne, of all places, devoted to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s peace activism, of all things. “Imagine Peace” is at the Harris Art Gallery. Hours and such are here.

I arranged to visit Monday, and I’m awfully glad I did. Of course the price is right (admission is free) but it’s also a neat exhibit for John and Yoko fans. I’m enough of a fan that in reading the exhibit booklet it jumped out at me that (on p. 32) Yoko’s daughter Kyoko is referred to as Kyoto. Please. We all know the name of Yoko’s daughter by her first husband, right?

Ahem. Anyway…

Oh, here’s a line considered for the column but wisely dropped:

The city has no obvious connection to the Beatles, although it’s a little-known fact that “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” was originally to be titled “Ob-La Verne-Di, Ob-La Verne-Da.” Just kidding.

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  • Sorry you didn’t care for the exhibition. And thanks for pointing out the typo on page 32. You seem to have your own typo, for what it’s worth. Kyoko is Yoko’s daughter by her second husband, of course.

    [I never know how my work will be received and interpreted, but I was flummoxed to find that someone (the curator of the exhibit, no less) thinks I didn’t care for the show. As I hope was clear to the rest of you, I liked it very much. — DA]

  • Bob Terry

    As a George Harrison fan, I was so disappointed that I missed Martin Scorsese’s documentary on George via HBO. One question I love to ask Beatle fans…who was the worst background singer…Yoko or Linda?

    [That’s like a typical election choice, the lesser of two evils! — DA]