Yoko Ono, born February 18, 1933, is a Japanese artist, author, and peace activist, known for her marriage to John Lennon (1969-1980) and her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking. Ono brought feminism to the forefront in her music which prefigured New Wave music and is known for her philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace and AIDS outreach programs. Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933 to mother Isoko Ono, the great-granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda of the Yasuda banking family, and to father Yeisuke Ono, a banker and one-time classical pianist who was a descendant of an Emperor of Japan. The name ''Yoko'' means ''ocean child''. Two weeks before she was born, her father was transferred to San Francisco by his employer, the Yokohama Specie Bank. The rest...'
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