Yoko Ono will be added as co-writer to John Lennon’s “Imagine”

Yoko Ono will be added as co-writer to John Lennon’s “Imagine”

As reported by "Variety", Yoko Ono will receive a songwriting credit on John Lennon’s 1971 classic “Imagine”.

The announcement was made during the annual meeting of the National Music Publishers Association: NMPA CEO David Israelite explained that the artist deserved songwriting credit on “Imagine” because of “her influence and inspiration“ on the song. Israelite then said that Ono would be added to the song as co-writer in accordance with Lennon’s wishes.

While Yoko has not yet been officially credited, Israelite confirmed to "Variety" that the process is “under way”. During the evening, Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon accepted the NMPA’s new Centennial Song award for “Imagine” of behalf of John. Former recipients of Centennial awards include Billy Joel, Joan Baez, and Stevie Wonder.

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Yoko Ono (?? ??, Ono Yoko, born 18 February 1933), is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer and peace activist who is also known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking. She is the widow and second wife of John Lennon. Ono grew up in Tokyo, and studied at Gakushuin. She withdrew from her course after two years and rejoined her family in New York in 1953. She spent some time at…
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