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Barbra Streisand Explains Why She Recorded John Lennon’s Imagine

by Paul Cashmere on October 19, 2018

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Barbra Streisand has talked about the similar journey she had with John Lennon and that is why she decided to cover ‘Imagine’ on her new album.

“The Beatles started their career the same year I did and they took the world by storm,” Barbra says in a video on her YouTube page. “Then as they grew John Lennon used his stardom to campaign for peace, that a lot of us did at that time. I actually met John and Yoko when I performed at an event in 1973. John Lennon’s tragic death gave the lyrics of Imagine even more poignancy”.

She included Louis Armstrong’s ‘What A Wonderful World’ in her version of ‘Imagine. “I wove the lyrics of “Imagine” with Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World” to convey the idea that if we could only arrive at a place where peace and tolerance and generosity ruled the day, just imagine what a wonderful world it would be!

Streisand’s ‘Imagine’ will be on her new album ‘Walls’ out 2 November 2018.

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