To mark the 70th birthday of John Lennon tomorrow, October 9, Yoko Ono and EMI Music have partnered with YouTube for a number of exciting global tributes to celebrate the life and work of the music legend.
The John Lennon official YouTube channel has launched which will feature video testimonials from may of Lennon’s famous friends and fans including Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Aerosmith, the Jonas Brothers and Jeff Bridges. Anyone can upload their own video at www.youtube.com/johnlennon.
The channel is introduced by a personal video from Yoko Ono, which you can see here:
YouTube has also created a global Yoodle of the YouTube logo which will launch in 25 countries at 9pm Pacific Time tonight, remaining live for 24 hours. In addition, Google has created its first ever video doodle which is live now on Google homepages worldwide and will remain until midnight tomorrow, October 9.
EMI Music’s global John Lennon ‘Gimme Some Truth’ catalogue campaign, overseen by Yoko Ono, commemorates John’s 70th birthday. Featured in the initiatve are eight remastered John Lennon solo albums and new titles, digitally remastered from his original mixes for the very first time.