It was 34 years ago today that John Lennon was killed. I was a baby — too young to understand any of it. However, years later — as a teen — I heard ‘Imagine’. It probably was not the first time the song had been played around me, but it was certainly the first time I HEARD ‘Imagine’… It is just one of those songs that you take in when you are going through confidence issues, growing pains, first wars and first loves… It did not take long to make me want to know more about the man behind that song and realise the impact he had on music and on society. He left behind a legacy.
I thought today was the perfect day to share a project that UNICEF launched last month, since it involves the man and the song that we are all remembering today!
As part of its celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has enlisted a roster of star performers to record versions of the Lennon classic (see below). It’s promotion for a downloadable “#IMAGINE” app that will allow YOU to record your own video versions of the song, post it to social media via the app and then, sometime this month, David Guetta will make a video remix of the song — making it the world’s biggest ‘Imagine” singalong! The money raised through the campaign will be used to support UNICEF’s health, education, sanitation and emergency relief programs for children in 190 countries.
How cool is that? Change a child’s life with your voice. Join the largest singalong ever to raise awareness for the rights of children globally
EVERY VOICE COUNTS. Imagine the difference you can make!