NEW YORK, July 30 almost 40 years after he obtained his green card, John Lennon has been honoured in New York with a tapestry showing Manhattan as a yellow submarine and the late Beatle holding up a peace sign at the helm.
Lennon endured a long legal battle to live and work in the States after officials attempted to have him deported to his native Britain in the early 1970s, but he eventually had the deportation order overturned and was granted a green card work visa. “John said: ‘Imagine all the people, living life in peace.’ John knew how urgent it was”, She said. He didn’t sail across the Atlantic in an ocean liner or a yellow submarine.
Yoko Ono unveiled a tribute to John Lennon in New York City on 29 July to mark the 40th anniversary of him becoming an American resident.
“Let’s claim him”, he said. “But John Lennon was an immigrant all the same”.
“I started to get frustrated because people started to say, “Well, he was The Beatles”. He initially was not granted U.S. residency, but that decision was overturned in 1975. “But also he knew that what we believe in becomes reality”.
Her artwork is on display at the New York Museum of Modern Art at an exhibit called “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960 -1971″.
The 2007 album “Yes I’m a Witch” featured collaborations with Hank Shocklee, Peaches, Shitake Monkey, Blow Up, Le Tigre, Porcupine Tree, DJ Spooky, The Apples in Stereo, The Brothers Palumbo, Cat Power, The Polyphonic Spree, Jason Pierce, Antony, the Flaming Lips, the Sleepy Jackson and Craig Armstrong.
Ono serves as an executive producer and is collaborating with her son, Sean Lennon, Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards, and Cibo Matto, as well as other artists.
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