September 29, 2010

Announcing the third leg of The POP Shoppe! Music Series: A Call To Mind — This October we bring you a very special presentation, a delightful mix of music and arts to celebrate John Lennon’s 70th birthday entitled “Watching The Wheels“. All roads lead to Ayala Museum on Saturday, October 9 as we bring you 8 indie acts to perform Lennon covers and 13 young contemporary artists to display their visual interpretation of the event’s title on canvas.

Performers for this special night will include Lally Buendia (Domino), Outerhope, Swissy, Kate Torralba, Arigato Hato! and Lilystars Records’ very own – The Gentle Isolation, Your Imaginary Friends and The Camerawalls. Each artist will be performing at least two Lennon favorites from his solo albums as well as choices from his years with The Beatles.

Also highlighting the event is a group show of thirteen young contemporary artists depicting passion and love for music with their own art pieces on canvas executed in a variety of media, the most prevalent being oil and acrylic, to express different interpretations of the song “Watching The Wheels”. Showcasing their works are Sigwada Knicolai, Lhean VillanuevaMargo Rae AlesnaYvette CoJehan ManansalaLj AblolaDexter SyEduard Angelo San JuanCarlo OngchangcoJigger CruzCelene Grace NiguidulaDionysus Gonzales and Napoleon Guerrero.

Experience the music and the vibe for only P500 which includes a complimentary tour of Ayala Museum from 6PM to 7PM and a Free Snap! Photo souvenir. Tickets will be available beginning October 1 at the following stores: A Different Bookstore (Serendra), Powerbooks (Greenbelt, Glorietta, Trinoma, Shangrila), Jorge’s Portrait Studio (P. Tuazon, Cubao) and online via E-Ticketing (

Power To The People: The Hits and Lennon Remastered albums available under PolyEast Records/EMI on the day of the event including Gimme Some Truth (4CD Collection) and Lennon Signature Box Set (11CD Collection) plus a collection of books on John Lennon and The Beatles by Powerbooks and A Different Bookstore. Click HERE to view the cover art of the remastered catalogue or visit

The POP Shoppe! Music Series: A Call To Mind is powered by NU107, Ayala Museum, Manila Bulletin, Powerbooks, Businessworld,, A Different Bookstore, Jorge’s Portrait Studio, Sony Philippines, Snap! Photo, Lilystars Records and The POP Shoppe!

John Winston Ono LennonMBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, and together with Paul McCartney formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager, his first band, The Quarrymen, evolving into The Beatles in 1960. As the group began to undergo the disintegration that led to their break-up towards the end of that decade, Lennon launched a solo career that would span the next, punctuated by critically acclaimed albums, including John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine“.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, on film, and in interviews, and became controversial through his work as a peace activist. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon‘s administration to deport him, while his songs were adapted as anthems by the anti-war movement. Disengaging himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, Lennon reemerged in 1980 with a comeback album, Double Fantasy, but was murdered three weeks after its release.

Lennon’s solo album sales in the United States alone stand at 14 million units, and as performer, writer, or co-writer he is responsible for 27 number one singles on the US Hot 100 chart. In 2002, a BBC poll on the 100 Greatest Britons voted him eighth, and in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth greatest singer of all time. He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.  source: Wikipedia

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