Julian Lennon Performs ‘Imagine’

See John Lennon’s son sing ‘Imagine’ for the 1st time after vowing to never perform it

The song “Imagine” has remained one of the most beloved songs of all time over the last five decades, serving as an anthem during difficult times.

Julian Lennon, right, swore to never perform one of his father’s best-known songs. Larry C. Morris / Julian Lennon / Getty Images / YouTube

The above is from the Today Show. It is, unfortunately, not possible to cut & paste what is written, so I will give you the url because it is an interesting article worthy of your time. (https://www.today.com/popculture/music/see-john-lennons-son-julian-lennon-perform-imagine-1st-time-rcna23771)

Many readers have inquired as to where the ideas for a post emanate. Today I was out and about most of the day, and upon returning, as a concession to age, I rested before making a strong cuppa Joe. Then “The Dude” (it’s a Dell) was fired-up and then to my starting point, el.com. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to surf over after seeing a message, of which this is a part:

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I finally managed to arrive at el.com using a different browser, clicked onto the Drudge Report…and there it was…and here it is…Julian sings his father’s song for Ukraine.


On this day in 1971 John Lennon released his second solo album, Imagine. The title track was the best-selling song of his solo career and was included on BMI’s list of the top 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century. Lennon said that he and Yoko Ono received a prayer book which inspired him to write the song. He said, “The concept of positive prayer … If you can imagine a world at peace, with no denominations of religion — not without religion but without this my-God-is-bigger-than-your-God thing — then it can be true.”

The song’s call for peace and tolerance continues to resonate with people all over the world. Jimmy Carter said,


“[I]n many countries … you hear John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’ used almost equally with national anthems.”


(from “Imagine: John Lennon” soundtrack)

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world… You…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one