Fascinating Fact: Wenner among LennonOno peace winners

Rolling Stone Magazine co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner is one of the recipients of the 2014 LennonOno Grant for Peace award given by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, each year. (Michael Loccisano, 2009 Getty Images)
Rolling Stone Magazine co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner is one of the recipients of the 2014 LennonOno Grant for Peace award given by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, each year. (Michael Loccisano, 2009 Getty Images)
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Updated: 9/02 9:29 am

Rolling Stone magazine boss Jann Wenner is among the 2014 recipients of the LennonOno Grant For Peace awards.

Wenner, who founded Rolling Stone in the 1960s, will be handed the honor at the annual ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 9, which would have been Lennon's 74th birthday.

The other recipients of the 2014 awards are Jeremy Gilley, founder of the Peace One Day organization, bosses of New York art promoters the Art Production Fund, and Jon Gnarr, former Mayor of Reykjavik.

Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, who will present the honors, says, "In the '60s, Jann made rock 'n' roll a household name single-handedly promoting it within the press.

"Jeremy Gilley, with Peace One Day, made it easy for all people to join the Peace movement.

"Art Production Fund is an ambitious public arts project created by Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal.

"Jon Gnarr showed the world that governmental politics are for the people and by the people.

"I am very happy to honor each of these four recipients this year with the award that, for me, symbolizes much of the work that John Lennon and I tried to do together and which I now continue to do."

The LennonOno Grant For Peace awards are handed out annually to key figures in the battle for world harmony. Previous recipients include Doctors Without Borders, The Centre for Constitutional Rights, and Russian protest band Pussy Riot.

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