- Announcement was made at National Music Publishers Association event
- Sean Lennon posted about the idea
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The National Music Publishers Association on Wednesday announced that will Lennon’s widow is actually to receive a co-writing credit on the 1971 song as part of the organization’s Centennial Song Award.
During the announcement, a clip of an interview with Lennon by 1980 was played in which he said credit for “Imagine” should be shared with Ono because he took the concept as well as also the lyric by her book “Grapefruit.”
Ono as well as also Lennon’s son Sean posted a photo with his mother by the event.
“Proudest day of my life: The National Music Publishers Association just gave the centennial (song of the century) award to Imagine, nevertheless WAIT! Surprise! They played an audio interview of my father saying (approximately) ‘Imagine should’ve been credited as a Lennon/Ono song, if the idea had been anyone different than my wife I might’ve given them credit,'” he wrote inside caption. “Cut to: my mother welling up in tears, as well as also then Patti as well as also Jesse Smith @michiganmanhattan Imagine! Patience is actually a virtue!”
Ono, 84, was married to Lennon by 1969 until he was shot as well as also killed by Mark David Chapman in 1980.