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Video: John Lennon's Charity Ad for 'One Laptop per Child'

December 29, 2008 07:27:10 GMT

Through a digital technology, the deceased Beatles member, John Lennon, is able to encourage people of Unites States to donate for a good cause.


Video: John Lennon's Charity Ad for 'One Laptop per Child'
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Almost three decades after his death, John Lennon still proves to be a popular household name as the former The Beatles member is tapped to appear in a charity commercial. Using advanced technology that enables the deceased star to speak for the good cause, the commercial ad is aimed for "One Laptop per Child".

Lennon will encourage people in the States to donate for the campaign that distributes solar-powered XO laptop for the world's poorest children. The commercial has been approved by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono and was premiered on Thursday, December 25.

"Imagine every child no matter where in the world they were could access a universe of knowledge. They would have a chance to learn, to dream, to achieve anything they want," Lennon said on the commercial. "I tried to do it through my music, but now you can do it in a very different way. You can give a child a laptop and more than imagine, you can change the world."

Lennon died in December 1980 after assassinated by his fan with a gun. He created a world peace song "Imagine" that was released in 1971.



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posted by Paul2 on Apr 03, 2010
yes, it is disrespectful, and a sick use, John is spinning in his grave!
posted by mona on Jan 03, 2009
I liked John lennon and even though this idea is for a charity, it's just NOT right to have him, or who or what is supoosed to be him, mainly that dubbed voice ; very disrespectful to this man who's being exploited in this manner to get attention to sell a product ! That just wasn't John Lennon. He was for Peace not for Products. Hope I don't see this commercial again, other than the fact that I saw it minutes ago here. Can't anyone, especially those who've have tragic deaths REST IN PEACE !

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