Today’s obituary section of the New York Times: Toshi Ichiyanagi (Yoko’s first husband) & Lee Minoff (screenwriter of Yellow Submarine)

In today’s Sunday edition of the New York Times there are ironically two Beatles-related people cited, one was an obituary article done by the Times and the other was a paid obituary notice by the family.

Toshi Ichiyanagi, an Avant-Garde Composer and Pianist, is Dead at 89” tells about the composer’s brilliant career and that he eloped with Yoko Ono in 1956.

Seven years ago I wrote a blog post about Yoko’s Japanese background, which mentioned Toshi Ichiyanagi. The post was titled “The Public Knows that Yoko Ono is Japanese, but Is Largely Unaware of Her Family Background

There was also the paid obituary notice of Lee Minoff, a graduate of Brooklyn College who had a fascinating career, he wrote the screenplay to Yellow Submarine.