Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ozzy does John for Amnesty

Via Popeater, here is Ozzy Osbourne's cover of John Lennon's 1971 song "How" from the iconic Imagine album. (Click pic for vid)

October 9, 2010, marks what would have been the 70th birthday for the ex-leader of The Beatles, and this December 8, it will be 30 years since he was murdered in cold blood by a total asshole.

The cover is available exclusively on iTunes with all proceeds benefiting Amnesty's human rights efforts around the globe.

From the article:

"This year the whole world is celebrating the 70th anniversary of John's birth," Yoko Ono tells Amnesty. "His spirit and influence is stronger than ever. John shared a common purpose with Amnesty International - shining a light on wrongs and campaigning to protect people's rights. We all shine on!"

Amnesty's USA's Executive Director Larry Cox says of Osbourne's effort, "Once again Yoko Ono has shared the extraordinary legacy of her husband's music to make a difference in the lives of those who have no voice. We continue to be enormously grateful to her for her support and generosity. Yoko and John Lennon were devoted to seeking a better world and used the power of their artistry to work toward that goal. Ozzy Osbourne's gift, with Sharon Osbourne's strong and generous support, makes the same powerful statement today: that individuals can make a difference when they join with others who share a commitment to justice and freedom."

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