This Day in History: John Lennon’s 'Imagine' Is Released
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This Day in History:
John Lennon’s 'Imagine' Is Released .
October 11, 1971.
"Imagine" was recorded
by Lennon with producer
Phil Spector in a single session
at his country estate, Tittenhurst Park.
While Lennon constructed the
song, "Imagine" was heavily
influenced by Yoko Ono's
book of poetry, 'Grapefruit.' .
Ono was recognized as
co-writer of the song in 2017.
The song's radical
vision of idealism and peace
immediately struck a chord
with a world disillusioned with war.
Released just over a year after
the break-up of the Beatles, "Imagine"
became a massive success, easily the
most successful song of Lennon's solo career.
It is widely considered one of the
most influential songs of the 20th century
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