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Yoko Ono Looks Back on Her Early Life and Work

The avant-garde artist has a retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Growing up, she divided her time between the United States and Japan, before and during World War II. Her marriage to John Lennon made her a celebrity, but overshadowed her own work.

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Other segments from the episode on April 11, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 11, 1989: Interview with Yoko Ono; Commentary on bubblegum music; Interview with David Cale; Review of Maxine Hong Kingston's novel "Tripmaster Monkey."

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