John and Yoko Ono Lennon’s timeless world anthem, “Imagine”, certified triple platinum in the United States ahead of John Lennon’s birthday this Saturday, October 9

“John and I were both artists and we lived together, so we were inspired by each other. The song ‘Imagine’ embodied what we believed together at the time. John and I met – he’s from the West and I’m from the East – and we’re still together. We have this unity and ‘the whole world will eventually become one’ is the feeling that we will all be very happy together. All of these instructions are for them. people on the way to spend eternity, because we have a lot of time. “
Yoko Ono Lennon

“We are delighted to present this award to Yoko for John & Yoko Ono Lennon ‘To imagine.’ One of the most important and universally recognized songs in music, this historic achievement coincides with the 50th anniversary celebration of the song and the album, ”said Bruce resnikoff, President and CEO of UMe. “‘Imagine’ remains a timeless global anthem, and John & Yoko’s message of peace is just as relevant today as when it was first written.”

In honour of Imagine golden anniversary and that of John Lennon birthday, Yoko Ono Lennon and the John Lennon Estate celebrate the legendary songwriter, musician and peace activist with a variety of events and outings throughout the weekend.

From today, the highly demanded Dolby Atmos 3D mixes of 2018 acclaimed Imagine – The Ultimate Collection The boxes are now available in streaming on Amazon Music, Apple Music and Tide. Listen here:

At saturday 9 octobere, the Imagine the peace tower in Reykjavik, Iceland will be illuminated as every year at 1:00 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. BST/8 p.m. Reykjavík, following a speech by the Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson. The installation of the Imagine Peace Tower is a collaboration of Yoko Ono, Reykjavík City, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík City Museum and Reykjavík Energy. It was illuminated in honor of John lennon every year since its installation by Yoko Ono in 2007. For more information and to watch the live broadcast, visit

Also on John’s birthday, October 9, following two extremely popular evenings of listening for the To imagine cinema and John lennon/ Ono plastic band album, the John Lennon Estate and Tim’s Twitter Listening Night team up again for a special fan listening night for Imagine – The Ultimate Blends encourage fans to tweet their tributes to John lennon and the To imagine album with their own memories and memories on their birthday while watching the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER livestream light up and listening to the album. For more information or to review previous Lennon listening evenings, visit To enter, follow @johnlennon @yokoono @LISTENING_PARTY and @Tim_Burgess on Twitter and use the hashtags # IMAGINE50 and #TimsTwitterListeningParty to enter. All event times around the world are available here: -JL-CSI

Last month, Capitol / UMe released a limited edition collectible pressing of To imagine in double LP on white vinyl, with the famous 2018 ultimate mixes, mixed by the engineer Paul hicks and supervised by Yoko Ono Lennon on LP1 and a multitude of takes on LP2. The unique and augmented edition, Imagine – The ultimate mixes and releases, includes the original demo of “Imagine” as well as a host of shots that demonstrate the writing and recording process and showcase the evolution of the songs. Included are excerpts from almost all of the songs on the disc, including “Jealous Guy” (Take 9), “It’s So Hard” (Take 6), “Crippled Inside” (Take 3, Take 6), “Gimme Some Truth” (Take 4), “I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mom, I don’t want to die “(take 25),” Oh my love “(take 6),” How are you sleeping? ” (Socket 1 & 2), and a first version of “Oh yoko“from the Bed Peace rehearsal filmed in the Bahamas. The limited edition version is available for purchase now:

The stunning Ultimate Blends and Exits included on the vinyl were originally released in 2018 on the six-record set, Imagine – The Ultimate Collection. The Historic, Remixed and Remastered 140-Track Collection Box Set, which has been fully licensed by Yoko Ono Lennon (who oversaw production and creative direction) offers a variety of both immersive and intimate listening experiences, ranging from Ultimate Blends from the original album, which reveal whole new levels of sonic depth, definition and clarity to these timeless songs, Raw mixes in the studio that allow listeners to hear original, no-frills performances by Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, enveloping 5.1 surround sound mixes, and a Quadrasonic Mix Album, featuring the original four-speaker mix remastered in Quadrasonic sound for the first time in nearly fifty years. This ultimate deep listening experience, which includes dozens of never-before-seen demos, rare clips, and isolated track material, also includes The documentary on evolution, a unique track-by-track audio montage that details the journey of each song, from the demo to the main recording via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio discussions. The completeness of the completeness Imagine – The Ultimate Collection is the absolute best representation of a career artist working at the peak of their creative art.

As part of the celebration, a new collection of To imagine the merchandise is released in the official store. To view the full collection, visit:

The John Lennon Estate and Song exploder have teamed up for a special and one-of-a-kind episode on that of John Lennon classic song, “God, his transformational and influential masterpiece, John lennon/ Ono plastic band, Lennon’s first post-Beatles solo album, released in 1970. “God” was recorded on the 30e birthday, October 9e, 1970, 51 years ago this week. Listen here:

“I’m a huge fan of Song Exploder and the way Hrishi analyzes writing and recording using multitracks and sessions and the creator’s voice,” Sean Ono Lennon noted. “The shows are always smart, well researched and beautifully edited, so we felt comfortable and confident opening the archives to them to tell the story of the creation of this important song. They did an amazing job and I am delighted for everyone to hear this special episode. “

Song Exploder gained unprecedented access to the John Lennon Estate’s extensive interview archive, as well as the main recording, multitracks, original demo, shots, studio discussions and more to explore. the creation and evolution of “God”. The podcast, which usually features the host and creator Hrishikesh Road asking an artist to take their song apart and tell the story of their creation as they piece it together piece by piece, was achieved through a mix of archival interviews with John lennon (voice / guitar), Ringo starr (battery) and Billy Preston (piano), and a newly recorded interview with Klaus Voormann (bass), bringing together everyone who played on the song. Much of Lennon’s interview is taken from his legendary Rolling stone interview with Jann wenner conducted on December 8, 1970, a few days before John lennon/ Ono plastic band has been freed. The episode also includes an archival interview clip of a psychologist. Arthur janov, the founder of Primal Scream therapy, the intense and emotional psychotherapy that John lennon and Yoko Ono practiced for months and which informs about the artistic exorcism found on the album.

“I am so grateful to Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon and the John Lennon estate for inviting me to do this episode “, Hrishikesh Road noted. “I had never done a posthumous episode, but if there was a reason to try, John lennon is this. It was a unique challenge to create something that looked like the podcast, but the estate shared archival interview footage and all of the raw recordings of John lennon/ Ono plastic band. They had every take, every lead and the jokes between takes – it was an incredible treasure to draw from. Most of the artists I talk to the songs they only don’t have that level of detail and organization. “

John lennon is arguably the greatest songwriter of his generation. As founder and leader of The Beatles and also as a solo artist, Lennon won seven GRAMMY® Awards, including two Lifetime Achievement Awards, five BRIT Awards including two Special Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music, 21 NME Awards, 15 Ivor Novellos and an Oscar (Academy Award). He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, Rolling stone ranked Lennon in the Top 5 of the magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list. With a message as universal and relevant today as it was when the album was created, To imagine secures the collective place of John & Yoko in cultural history.

Yoko Ono is a multi-award-winning multimedia artist who constantly challenges traditional art boundaries. She is known for her groundbreaking conceptual and performance pieces, experimental films and music. She is particularly renowned for her peace events and initiatives, first with her husband John lennon, including Bed-Ins for Peace and WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) international poster and poster campaigns, and more recently with its IMAGINE PEACE message and tribute to Lennon, the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland and constitutive of Participatory Wish Trees across the world. She continues to work to preserve their legacy, including, among other projects, Strawberry Fields at Manhattan Central Park and the “Imagine There Is No Hunger” campaign.

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