The famous song of John Lennon’s Imagine was awarded the National Music Publishers Association. The ceremony on this occasion took place the day before, June 14, in new York, in the presence of the widow of Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son Sean Lennon, says the magazine Billboard.
The President of the Association David Israelite surprised 84-year-old It, saying the audience: “In 1971, it was different, but now the times have changed. Today is a great honor for me to announce that 48 years after the creation of Imagine, Yoko Ono is recognized as a co-author of the song”.
He quoted from an interview of John Lennon that his wife is the co-author of the song. The musician stressed that the mood and lyrical concept Imagine was offered It. “In those days I was much more selfish, much more macho, and I did not mention her contribution,” he said.
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 played Imagine! Patience is a virtue! (PS they officially declared Imagine to be a Lennon/Ono song and gave my mother a second award! )