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Carnegie Recital Hall Presents Music of Yoko Ono, 28

Nov. 24, 1961 - Here are some of the things that happened in almost total darkness at Carnegie Recital Hall today, all in the name of music: Against a taped background of mumbled words and wild laughter a girl spoke earnestly about peeling a grapefruit, squeezing lemons, and counting the hairs on a dead child. Musicians in the corner made their instruments go squeep and squawk. Two dancers stood up and sat down alternately for 10 minutes of silence. Then they sat down at a table and broke all the dishes. A group of men provided a rhythmic background while a tape-recorded voice moaned and spoke words backwards. The occasion was a concert of works by 28-year-old Yoko Ono (right). The hall was packed.


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