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Julian Lennon sings ‘Imagine’ for Ukraine fundraiser

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Julian Lennon broke his longstanding vow by no means to carry out his father’s most iconic solo track, “Think about,” throughout a profit for Ukrainian refugees Saturday.

“At this time, for the primary time ever, I publicly carried out my Dad’s track, ‘Think about’,” Lennon, 59, wrote on YouTube. “The track displays the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel, that we’re all hoping for.”

The singer-songwriter son of Beatle John Lennon offered the quilt model of his father’s ode to peace as a part of the Stand Up For Ukraine marketing campaign, a worldwide fund-raising effort broadcast from Warsaw, Poland.

“I had at all times mentioned, that the one time I might ever contemplate singing ‘Think about’ could be if it was the ‘Finish of the World’,” Lennon wrote.

However “the Battle on Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy,” he defined. “As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to reply in essentially the most vital method I may.”

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Julian Lennon carried out “Think about,” by his father John Lennon in a fundraiser for Ukraine.
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Julian Lennon
Julian Lennon mentioned the track represents “the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel we’re all hoping for.”
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Julian Lennon
Lennon mentioned that he broke his vow to by no means carry out the track as a result of the Ukraine Battle is an “unimaginable tragedy.”
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The solemn video clip confirmed Lennon singing — in cadences uncannily like his father’s — surrounded by candles, accompanied by acoustic guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.

The efficiency closed out a televised European Union pledge drive that raised $10.1 billion in public, personal, and company money earmarked for refugee help.

Lennon shouldn’t be the primary artist to make headlines by doing music in assist of Ukraine.

At midnight Friday, Pink Floyd – minus Roger Waters – released “Hey Hey Rise Up,” its first authentic music in 28 years, for the UN’s Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.

Guitarist and singer David Gilmour informed the Guardian he was impressed by Ukrainian musician Andriy Khlyvnyuk, who left his band BoomBox’s US tour to battle in Ukraine.

Gilmour saw an Instagram video of the musician in army gear singing a protest track in Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Sq. after which felt impressed to do one thing about it.

“I believed: that’s fairly magical and possibly I can do one thing with this,” Gilmour saaid. “I’ve bought an enormous platform that [Pink Floyd] have labored on for all these years. It’s a very troublesome and irritating factor to see this terribly loopy, unjust assault by a significant energy on an impartial, peaceable, democratic nation.