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The process to credit Ono on John Lennon’s 1971 hit has begun, decades after he acknowledged her poetic influence on it
Yoko Ono is being lined up for a songwriting credit on her husband John Lennon’s hit ballad Imagine, 46 years after it was written.
Variety reports that the news was announced at a National Music Publishers Association event in New York, by the association’s CEO, David Israelite. He played a recording of Lennon arguing that Ono deserved a songwriting credit for the 1971 song, because of her inspiration and influence on it. He stated that the process to add her credit, while not yet confirmed, was already under way.