Late John Lennon to appear in TV ad

December 28th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 28 (IANS) The Beatle’s late lead singer John Lennon will appear in a television commercial for charity - 28 years after his death.In the ad, Lennon urges US citizens to support a campaign launched on Christmas to deliver solar-powered laptop computers to the world’s poorest children, reports

Promoting the One Laptop per Child Foundation, created in 2005, a voice dubbed over images of Lennon recalls the sentiment of his 1971 hit song “Imagine”.

The ad says: “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.”

“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.”

The ad will be broadcast on donated cable time.

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