We Are Plastic Ono Band


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An all-star cast joined an energetic Yoko Ono who brought the band that John built back together for a special concert: WE ARE PLASTIC ONO BAND, was presented at Brooklyn’s BAM, in the Howard Gilman Opera House, on February 16th.

The newly reconstituted YOKO ONO / PLASTIC ONO BAND featured:

Yoko Ono (vocals), Sean Lennon (guitar, bass, piano), Yuka Honda (keyboard), Keigo Oyamada (guitar, tenori-on, electronics), Shimmy Hirotaka Shimizu (guitar, bass), Yuko Araki (drums), Michael Leonhart (trumpet) and Erik Friedlander (cello)

Lobby Art Installations included some classic Yoko works:

Wish Tree for BAM (Yoko Ono – 2010)

Apple (Yoko Ono – 1966)

Play It By Trust (Yoko Ono – 1966/1998)

Film No.4 “Bottoms” (Yoko Ono – 1966)

Toilet Thoughts Film No.3 poster (Yoko Ono 1968)

“Sky”, “Dream”, “War Is Over!”, “Imagine Peace” banners (Yoko Ono)

Other featured works included:

Welcoming Birds

Animation by Jordan Galland | Illustration by Sean Lennon

Opening Film

by Jenny Golden & Sean Lennon

Here is how the night unfolded:

Act I

It Happened

Waiting For The D Train / Why

(with special guest Mark Ronson)

Between My Head and The Sky

Rising

(special guest Haruomi Hosono joins for remainder of Act I)

Walking On Thin Ice

Moving Mountains

Calling

Mind Train / Ask The Elephant

Higa Noboru

Act II

The Sun Is Down

Performed by Scissor Sisters

Animation by Yoji Kuri, from the film AOS (1964)

Edited by Keigo Oyamada

What A Bastard The World Is

Performed by Justin Bond

Oh Yoko

Performed by Gene Ween

Mulberry

Performed by Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore

FLY film by Yoko Ono/John Lennon (1970)

Yes, I’m Your Angel

Performed by Bette Midler with Thomas Bartlett, Jeff Hill,

Michael Leonhart, Sean Lennon, Marcus Rojas

Erik Friedlander, Keigo Oyamada and Shimmy Hirotaka Shimizu

Silverhorse

Performed by Paul Simon and Harper Simon

Hold On

Performed by Paul Simon and Harper Simon

Yer Blues

Performed by Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner

and Sean Lennon

Death of Samantha

Performed by Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner

and Sean Lennon

Don’t Worry Kyoko

Performed by Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner

and Sean Lennon

All songs written by Yoko Ono, except Oh Yoko and Hold On by

John Lennon, and Yer Blues by Lennon/McCartney.

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