Yoko Ono to get songwriting credits for “Imagine”

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Yoko Ono received an unexpected surprise on Wednesday when it was announced by the National Music Publishers Association that she was being added as a co-writer to the John Lennon song “Imagine.”

After being named a Centennial Song by the NMPA on Wednesday, NMPA CEO David Israelite made the surprise announcement that Ono should receive co-writing credit for the song. Sean Lennon described the announcement in a Facebook post:

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Variety points out there is still some legal work to do before things become official, but as long as everything checks out, the song will in the future, as Sean Lennon said, be a Lennon/Ono song.

Photo: Jack Mitchell [CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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