Willie Nelson And Sons Pay Tribute To John Lennon
Willie Nelson and his sons, Micah and Lukas, paid tribute to John Lennon yesterday (9th October) on what would have been his 80th birthday.
Joined by Anthony LoGerfo, Corey McCormick, Logan Metz and Tato Melgar – who accompany Lucas and Micah Nelson in The Promise Of The Real – they performed Watching The Wheels, which featured on John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s 1980 record, Double Fantasy. Other cover versions were performed by various artists to celebrate the late John Lennon’s 80th birthday. These included Sean Ono Lennon’s version of Isolation, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker’s version of Jealous Guy – which was also performed by Peter Yorn – while Rufus Wainwright took on Mother, and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy performed God.
A new collection of music has also been released, called Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes”, which was executive produced by Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon. The record contains 36 of John Lennon-s best-loved songs from across his solo career. Sean Ono Lennon spoke to Rolling Stone about the new collection and told the magazine that “It’s been genuinely therapeutic to have a reason to re-investigate all the music and listen to it and really think about it”.
You can see Willie, Lukas and Micah take on Watching The Wheels below, as well as Jeff Tweedy performing his version of God.