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Noel Gallagher to write song for John Lennon tribute album


Noel Gallagher is reportedly set to write a song about his adoration for John Lennon which is lined up to appear on a new tribute album.

The Beatles legend is being celebrated by his son, Sean Ono Lennon, who is said to be putting together an album in tribute to his late father. Sean, who is the youngest son of the Beatles founding member, recently interviewed his father’s former bandmate, Paul McCartney. This was part of a brand new special two-part radio show on BBC Radio 2 which offered a fascinating insight into his relationship with Lennon who, of course, he went on to dominate the world with.

According to The Sun, Noel is currently working on the track at London’s Tileyard Studios with the album set to celebrate Lennon’s 80th birthday which was on October 9th. A source told the publication: “Sean wanted Noel on board because of his love of The Beatles and John and also in recognition of the massive impact he’s had on the UK music scene over the last decades.”

This comes after his landmark birthday was celebrated with the release of a brand new remix album titled Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes. The record has been executively produced by his widow Yoko Ono as well as being produced by his son Sean Ono Lennon and the upcoming record will arrive via Capitol/UME on October 9, the day that Lennon would have celebrated his 80th birthday.

Noel’s estranged brother, Liam, is an even bigger Beatlemaniac than him and has never been shy about his admiration for the Fab Four and one man, in particular, John Lennon. The Mancunian even went as far as to name his son Lennon Gallagher in homage to his hero.

The singer met Lennon’s wife in 1999 while he was in New York and the performance artist Ono had ascertained that the Manc legend had named his son, who was born in that year, after her husband.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Gallagher recalled: “Yoko said, ‘I’ve heard you’ve called your son Lennon’. I said, ‘Yeah’, she said, ‘Why? Do you not think it’s a bit of a silly name?’” Never one to miss an opportunity to be blunt and a little obnoxious, LG replied: “And I said, ‘No, it’s a bit silly being called Yoko, isn’t it? So, Lennon, it is.’”

Check out the former Oasis man’s cover of The Beatles classic ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, below.