John Lennon’s sons and Yoko Ono revive ‘Give Peace a Chance’ to help UN
3 November 2009 – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono recording the anti-war anthem Give Peace a Chance with the Plastic Ono Band, the United Nations announced today that the proceeds from the release of a commemorative single will garner funds for its peacebuilding efforts in countries emerging from conflict.
Yoko Ono – the former Beatle’s wife and artistic collaborator – along with his sons, Sean and Julian Lennon have partnered with music industry giants, EMI and Sony, to give the net profits from the sale of the song to the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).
The special anniversary edition digital single will be available to download from iTunes through the end of the year.
“I am delighted to see that a song so closely identified with the pursuit of peace, will shine a ligh