Rare John Lennon and Yoko Ono vinyl unveiled at Strawberry Fields

Monday, June 17, 2024

The rare vinyl was unveiled at Strawberry Fields on Monday

A rare vinyl by former Beatle John Lennon which was gifted to a charity by his widow and son has been unveiled in Liverpool.

The Salvation Army’s Strawberry Field will display the 12 inch vinyl acetate of John Lennon's GIve Peace a Chance and Remember Love, recorded with Yoko Ono, ahead of its 55th anniversary.  It is one of 50 limited edition records gifted to charities by Ono and Sean Ono Lennon to help raise funds for the Salvation Army's Step to Work programme.

Mission Director of Strawberry Field, Major Kathy Versfeld said to be chosen to display the rare record was a "singled out" was a "special blessing".

The vinyl will help raise funds for the Salvation Army's Step to Work programme.  She told BBC Radio Merseyside: "It's a fabulous gift from Yoko and Sean.

"It's a real privilege for us here at Strawberry Fields as part of our work we do across the country, and this place that John seemingly loved to frequent, to be able to unveil it and to invite the general public to come and see it."

Originally released on 4 July 1969, the double-sided 12 inch acetates were hand-cut on the lathe at Abbey Road Studios, which is synonymous with The Beatles.

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