Crooner George Michael Donates “Imagine” Piano To Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA (rushprnews) May 29, 2007- Virginia Tech confirmedÂ by emailÂ to Rush PR News that George Michael donated to the college a piano that once belonged to John Lennon. The pianoÂ is estimatedÂ atÂ $2,9 million.
It is widely believed that Lennon composedÂ “Imagine” his most popular anti-warÂ song, which becameÂ the anthem forÂ a generationÂ fighting to end the war in Viet-Nam, on this particular piano with Yoko Ono at his side.Â
The gesture is largely a symbolic reminderÂ to bring peace andÂ healing on theÂ site of the largestÂ murder in the U.S. history.Â Virginia TechÂ was the scene of itsÂ deadliest campus assault when 33 people died after student Seung-Hui ChoÂ went on aÂ killing rampage.Â Â Seun-Hui Cho, a mentally unstableÂ student of Korean originÂ Â also lost his life on that day.
Michael’s publicist said in a released statement, ” “George’s deepest wish is to imagine a world of peace, a world without violence”. The piano will be on display shortly. A definite campus location hasn’t been confirmed yet.
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