Yoko Ono to admit co-wrote the song Imagine of John Lennon
The widow of musician John Lennon, artist Yoko Ono to admit co-wrote the song Imagine, reports Entertainment Weekly.
At the annual meeting of the members of the National Association of music publishers, the U.S. Chapter of this organization David Israelite awarded the Imagine award “song of the century” and said that It will be recognized as a sponsor in accordance with the will of her late husband.
Proudest day of my life: The National Music Publishers Association just gave the centennial (song of the century) award to Imagine, but WAIT! Surprise! They played an audio interview of my father saying (approximately) ‘Imagine should’ve been credited as a Lennon/Ono song, if it had been anyone other than my wife I would’ve given them credit.’ Cut to: my mother welling up in tears, and then Patti and Jesse Smith @michiganmanhattan Imagine! Patience is a virtue! ✌️❤✌️❤✌️❤✌️ (PS they officially declared Imagine to be a Lennon/Ono song and gave my mother a second award! ?)
The audience showed archival interview with musician, in which he said that the authors of the composition must be considered to be Lennon and Ono, as much, including the text and the concept, were invented by the artist.
According to Lennon, at the time he was a little more selfish and macho, so did not mention the contribution of It in Imagine.
Imagine was written in 1971. This is one of the most famous solo songs Lennon.