“I had always said, that the only time I would ever consider singing ‘Imagine’ would be if it was the ‘End of the World’,”
The son of the activist Beatle has broken his vow to never perform his father’s legendary ode to peace.
Current tragedies happening in Ukraine motivated Julian Lennon to perform ‘Imagine’ for the first time ever, as part of the Stand Up For Ukraine campaign, a global fund-raising effort broadcast from Warsaw, Poland.
“As a human, and as an artist, I felt compelled to respond in the most significant way I could.”
It has been reported that over $10 billion (9 billion euros) has been pledged to support those who have had to flee their homes.
“The $4.6 billion (4.1 billion euros) in grants and $5.5 billion (5 billion euros) in loans will support refugee efforts in Ukraine in providing accommodation and economic security, as well as support for grassroots organizations and UN agencies working with refugees and internally displaced people.”