Sean Lennon to tour with Yoko Ono
BY: TOM ROSE
MAY 14, 2013
John Lennon has been dead for nearly 33 years, but his music lives on.
Now, his wife Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon, will tour the UK playing a live version of the couple's last album, "Double Fantasy."
According to an article published by NME on May 14, the news comes among several surprising tidbits from the increasingly reclusive Ono as she hopes to revive interest in her music career.
Among them are the revelations that being a Beatles' wife "is harder than being the wife of a politician" and that she's grateful to Paul McArtney for publicly admitting that Ono did not break up the Beatles.
But it's the news that Sean Lennon will appear live on stage with his mother that's getting the most attention.
It's all part of a charity project, meant to promote creativity among young people who have limited access to artistic tools, that will culminate in a live concert at London's Southbank center as part of her Meltdown Festival in June.
Sean Lennon, the beautiful boy of "Beautiful Boy" fame (one of the cuts from Lennon's last album) will, presumably play the John Lennon parts. And Yoko will play, well, Yoko.
The album, released just three weeks before Lennon's murder in 1980, was initially received with scathing critical reviews. But, after Lennon's death, it went on to become the album of the year in 1981.
Yoko Ono has never been given much credit for the music's success, mainly because it seemed her contributions amounted to little more than yelling and screaming the vocals. But, several of the songs by Lennon went on to become bona fide classics.
Sean Lennon has had a mixed recording career, being known mainly for his remarkable resemblance to his father, but seeming to get most of his musical ability from his mother.
Still, it should make for an interesting show when Ono and Lennon lead The Plastic Ono Band at the festival.
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Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon to play live Double Fantasy album on tour
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