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Yoko Ono to receive songwriting credit on Lennon's 'Imagine'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Yoko Ono will receive a co- writing credit on her husband and legendary singer John Lennon's 1971 track "Imagine".

At the annual meeting of the National Music Publishers Association, CEO David Israelite honoured the popular track with the organisation's Centennial Song award and announced that Ono will get the credit accordance with her late husband's wishes, reported People magazine.

While announcing the news, Israelite played an archival interview clip in which Lennon said the song "should be credited as a Lennon-Ono song because a lot of it - the lyric and the concept - came from Yoko."

The Beatles vocalist continued, "But those days I was a bit more selfish, a bit more macho, and I sort of omitted to mention her contribution. But it was right out of Grapefruit, her book. There's a whole pile of pieces about 'Imagine this' and 'Imagine that'."

Israelite said he is glad to have the distinct honour to correct the record some 48 years later and recognise Ono as a co-writer of the NMPA centennial song "Imagine" and to present her with this "well-deserved" credit.

Ono and Lennon's son, Sean Lennon, also captured the moment on Instagram and called it the "proudest day of my life.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 13:48 IST