To celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday on Saturday, Yoko Ono is going all out. From leading processions to re-lighting the Imagine Peace Tower, this woman has a busy day ahead of her. Well, get a preview of the festivities right now with a new Ono-approved cover. Because when you think “Give peace a chance,” you think Ozzy Osbourne. Well, maybe not. But perhaps you should. His new music video makes the case.
Osbourne covered “How?,” off Lennon’s 1971 Imagine album, to benefit Amnesty International. “Yoko and John Lennon were devoted to seeking a better world and used the power of their artistry to work toward that goal,” said Amnesty director Larry Cox. “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.”
“How can I go forward when I don’t know which way to turn?” Osbourne asks. Lennon meant it as a self-searching metaphor, but as he stands on the streets of New York Ozzy actually looks lost. Still, no knocking the cause or the sentiment. Osbourne can still power-ballad with the best of them, performing with a clearly heartfelt belief in Lennon’s message. Watch the clip below (and be jealous of all those onlookers gawking in person). Then download the song on iTunes to benefit Amnesty International.
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