Crooner George Michael Donates “Imagine” Piano To Virginia Tech

john lennon at pianoCrooner George Michael Donates “Imagine” Piano To Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA (rushprnews) May 29, 2007- Virginia Tech confirmed by email to Rush PR News that George Michael donated to the college a piano that once belonged to John Lennon. The piano  is estimated at $2,9 million.

It is widely believed that Lennon composed “Imagine” his most popular anti-war song, which became the anthem for a generation fighting to end the war in Viet-Nam, on this particular piano with Yoko Ono at his side. 

The gesture is largely a symbolic reminder to bring peace and healing on the site of the largest  murder in the U.S. history.  Virginia Tech was the scene of its deadliest campus assault when 33 people died after student Seung-Hui Cho went on a killing rampage.   Seun-Hui Cho, a mentally unstable student of Korean origin  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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