Yoko Ono was a performance artist and musician who was also well-known as the second wife of Beatle John Lennon. Both her art and her music were eclectic, confrontational and often difficult to understand from a layman's perspective. However, Ono persevered, even after Lennon's tragic murder in 1980, and eventually found herself on the receiving end of considerable praise for her artistic vision and self-confidence in the late 1990s and early 21st century. She, more than any other person, was also responsible for preserving Lennon's memory and legacy for generations. As both a fiercely independent artist and storekeeper of her husband's work, Yoko Ono was unquestionably one of the most dedicated figures in popular culture.