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NY honours John Lennon with yellow submarine

A tapestry of Manhattan portrayed as a yellow submarine was unveiled at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York on Wednesday to honour John Lennon and his peace activism.

Ellis Island Museum.
Ellis Island Museum. Image by Dysanovic / CC BY 2.0

July 29th has also been named ‘John Lennon Day’ by the New York mayor. Yoko Ono and U2 band mates Bono and The Edge attended the unveiling of the tapestry which was commissioned by Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey as a ‘thank you’ to Yoko Ono for allowing Amnesty International to use cover versions of Lennon’s songs to raise money for the organisation. Read more: reuters.com