Two weeks before Yoko Ono was born her father was transferred to San Francisco by his employer the Yokohama Specie Bank. On October 9 2007 Ono officially lit the Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey Island in Iceland dedicated to peace and to Lennon. Relationship with Cynthia Lennon
Ono's relationship with John Lennon's first wife Cynthia Lennon remains strained.
Ono brought feminism to the forefront in her music (which prefigured New Wave music). ". Lennon called her "the most famous unknown artist in the world.