Friday, February 02, 2007

Julia: John is a world icon

John Lennon's half sister Julia Baird has revealed that she thinks the former Beatle is a "world icon" - who would have "had a lot to say about the Iraq War".

Promoting her new book Imagine This, a memoir about their early life, the 59-year-old said: "John's a world icon, I'm sure you'll agree. He was one of the most important innovators of the 20th century.

"John's hero was Gandhi. John would have loved nothing more than to be right up there behind him. He was on that track. He would have been campaigning, protesting and marching. He would have had a lot to say about the Iraq war and he would have been a wonderful figurehead.

"People like Bono and Geldof have only been able to take centre stage as they have because John's not here. The two of them together don't make John, in my opinion."

Imagine This is published on February 8.

metro.co.uk

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