Yoko Ono is finally credited as the co-writer of “Imagine,” that 46 year old visionary tune. Her creative talent is being recognized by the music industry and the art world.
Last Wednesday Imagine was given the Centennial Song Award by the National Music Publishers Association and Yoko Ono received a long overdue credit as a co-writer. David Israel, NMPA president, presented 84 year old Ono with the prize. “While things may have been different in 1971, today I am glad to say things have changed. So tonight, it is my distinct honor to correct the record some 48 years later, and recognize Yoko Ono as a co-writer of the NMPA Centennial Song ‘Imagine’ and to present Yoko Ono with this well-deserved credit.”
The injustice to which Israel referred is the fact that Ono’s contribution to “Imagine” has been overlooked. In a vintage BBC interview John Lennon confirmed that indeed she was a co-author of the song. “Actually that should be credited as a Lennon-Ono song because a lot of it — the lyric and the concept — came from Yoko,” he said. “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 and ‘Imagine that.’”
The Dayology Analysis
#83 SAT AQU
Yoko Ono was born on a Saturday in the sign of Aquarius. This makes Saturn her INNER and OUTER Ruler. Her basic nature is serious and hard working. Longevity, endurance and obscurity are specific qualities of Saturn. Uranus is assigned rulership of Aquarius by modern astrologers, adding a highly original or an unexpected turn to the lives of those under its influence. As with many people with the #83 signature, Yoko is a free thinker and innovator. She was ahead of her time in regard to her strange music, installation art and artistic happenings
Last but not least Ono’s successes have occurred in spite of the Saturn/Uranus difficulties in her life. When she was only 12, her family survived the incendiary bombs released over Tokyo and claimed more than 80, 000 lives. After her first divorce, she was separated from her daughter. She was left a widow when her husband, John Lennon, was murdered. These events clearly have figured strongly into her life work of promoting world peace, demonstrating that overcoming our personal challenges can bring blessings to the world.