Yoko Ono Duets With Antony Hegarty for Her 82nd Birthday: Listen
By Philip Cosores
February 18, 2015
Paul McCartney‘s recent work with Kanye West has The Beatles back in the pop music conversation, but another one of the band’s closest associates has never really had much interest in the traditional pop realm.
Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, has spent the better part of her 82 years exploring the artistic side of contemporary music and humanitarian causes, and her birthday gift to the world is no different.
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For her 82nd birthday (which is today, Feb. 18), Ono has released a new duet of her 1985 song, “I Love You Earth,” with Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons. The song exemplifies her penchant not to make things about her and instead use the opportunity as service. The song pays homage to our planet, and proceeds from the single will go to the Rain Forest Trust.
The song is one of two new 10-inch vinyl singles from Ono. The other is “Blink” , a duet with John Zorn.