Lennon bought the car with Yoko Ono in 1971 and used it in the film “Imagine.” Then in 2008, the car was donated to the Austin Rock and Roll Car Museum by one of its owners Milton Verret. But now, the vintage motor is being sold to raise money to UNICEF at an auction held by auction company RM Sotheby’s.
The car will be on display before the auction in London sometime mid-August. According to the press release, the car is fitted with the five aero plane seats in the back that The Beatles star had added and will come with it original vehicle registration and title document, signed by Lennon.
Captain Kirk and The Dude ventured to Austin last night to have a little chat at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.
Actors Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges were in the city for a special screening Monday night of their film “Hell or High Water,” which is about a family who has to try and save their West Texas ranch. The two hosted a Q&A and were joined on stage by co-stars Ben Foster and Gil Birmingham, director David Mackenzie and few more from the crew.
And after their Drafthouse appearance, Bridges and Pine made their way over to The Continental Club to see country singer Dale Watson. Apparently, Bridges is a big fan and he also gave a shout out to the memory of his friend and musician Stephen Burton.
But the stars aren’t gone yet. The “Hell or High Water” cast gave some interviews at Star Hill Ranch today, just outside of Austin.
Emilio Navaira IV and Diego Navaira started their Tex-Mex and pop-rock outfit with Jerry Fuentes and Derek James a little more than two years ago. Diego plays bass and does vocals while Emilio plays drums, though he’s not an “official” band member.
The Last Bandoleros played their song “Where Do You Go?” on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, which they said in an interview with Billboard was the whole reason the band got its start.
“I felt like somebody needs to resing these lyrics again and sing them over our world and just be a good reminder,” Payne said. “I hope that it in someway touches you and inspires you to make a better place.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Brooks paused midway though his performance and said people had been asking him for a statement regarding the shooting.
“We have the same statement [as for] what happened in Orlando down in Florida, or what happened over in Paris at a concert,” he said. “People, we’ve got to love one another. That’s what it’s all about. That’s our only hope.”
Earlier this week, actor Dick Van Dyke took a trip to Illinois to visit his childhood home. But along the way, he stopped by Walt Disney’s birthplace in Chicago and did more than just look around.
Van Dyke, who is 90 years old, led an impromptu performance of “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” from the 1934 film, “Mary Poppins.” He played everyone’s favorite chimney sweep Bert in the movie, which won five Academy Awards.
During the singalong, Van Dyke had some help from his wife Arlene and the Vantastix, his acapella singing group. Apart from visiting Disney’s home in Chicago, he was there to promote his Dick Van Dyke Foundations for the Performing Arts.
Watch Van Dyke in “Mary Poppins” below and expect to be hit with some major nostalgia.
On Friday, Kanye West posted a series of tweets announcing pop-up viewings of his latest music video “Famous” all around the U.S. — including two in Houston. Similar to the way he debuted the controversial video in New York City, the video was expected to be projected on the walls of city buildings.
According to Twitter’s time stamp, West tweeted at 9:13 p.m. “Famous viewings in Houston starting @9:30PM Texas Avenue and Jackson Street South Main Street and Fondren.”
Basically, West gave Houstonians all of 17 minutes to get to the screening, which many pointed out wasn’t enough time. West didn’t seem to take time zones into account with his posts, giving people in Philadelphia only a two minute heads up.
The really strange thing about all of this is that no one seemed to be able to find these screenings. Houston fans kept tweeting about searching for the videos on the intersections West posted but came up with nothing. Similar situations happened in Philadelphia, Seattle, and Miami. It’s still a little unclear if the video screened anywhere at all.
When John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980 outside an apartment building, a concierge rushed to his aid. The man, whose name is Jay Hastings, was wearing a white button down shirt that became soaked with Lennon’s blood.
The auction sale also included a signed copy of the album “Double Fantasy,” along with a typed letter of thanks from Yoko Ono to the apartment staff, a Thanksgiving cared signed by Lennon and Ono and a Rolling Stones articles with Hastings from 1981.