John Lennon co-wrote songs with his partner Yoko Ono. After feeling guilty about leaving the Beatles, he even gave credit to Paul McCartney for a song Ono co-wrote. Here’s what we learned from it Word of mouth skywriting.
John Lennon was a Beatles member with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison
After several years of recording and releasing music, the Beatles officially disbanded in 1970, following a self-interview by Paul McCartney. Lennon later commented on his decision to ask for a “divorce”.
According to John Lennon, Yoko Ono actually co-wrote Give Peace a Chance.
Thanks to Word of mouth skywriting, fans learned about Lennon’s experiences with the Beatles. As late as 1965, this songwriter was considering leaving the group, saying that life “had become a trap. A tape loop.”
“When I finally had the courage to tell the other three that I, quote, wanted a divorce, unquoted, they knew it was real, contrary to Ringo and George’s earlier threats to leave,” Lennon wrote . “I have to say, I felt guilty for throwing it at her on such short notice.”
“After all, I had Yoko – they only had each other. I was guilty enough of giving McCartney credit for co-writing my first independent single, instead of giving it to Yoko,” he added, “which she actually co-wrote (“Give Peace a Chance”).”
Give Peace a Chance was released before the Beatles officially disbanded. According to Lennon’s website, the track “reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart”, marking Lennon’s first single to be released separately by the band. The B-side “Remember Love” was written by Yoko and recorded in the same room.
“It wasn’t like, ‘You must have peace!’ Just give it a chance,” Lennon said in 1980, according to the same website. “We’re not giving gospel here — let’s just say, how about this version for a change? We believe that we have the right to have a say in the future. And we believe that the future is in the mind.”
The Spotify track, remastered in 2010, has over 14 million plays making it one of the most popular Lennon originals. The solo artist later released Imagine, Kiss Kiss Kiss, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) and Watching the Wheels.
John Lennon released singles like “Give Peace a Chance”
“Give Peace a Chance” was just one form of peaceful protest by Lennon and his partner. The couple spent their honeymoon hosting the infamous “Bed-in for Peace” in their hotel room at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.
“We decided that if we wanted to do something like marriage, we would dedicate it to peace,” Lennon said in a 1971 interview with Rolling Stone. “And during that time, that evolved because we are what we are. In a way, we were responsible for making peace.”
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/john-lennon-paul-mccartney-credit-song-actually-co-authored-yoko-ono.html/ John Lennon paid tribute to Paul McCartney for a song actually co-written by Yoko Ono