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Yoko Ono: ‘Imagine’ initially ‘was not really accepted’
According to the Associated Press, she said the song, released in 1971, “was not really accepted … it wasn’t, ‘Wow!’ “
Lennon’s 78-year-old widow made the comments at the launch of Hard Rock and WhyHunger’s “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday. The global campaign aims to raise money and awareness for childhood hunger and poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Imagine” at No. 3 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
“Without Steve, Pixar wouldn’t exist,” he said of the company that has churned out such critically and commercially successful films as “Toy Story,” “Cars” and their sequels. “These films wouldn’t exist. I honor him.”
Jobs died Oct. 5 at age 56 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Mr. Lasseter - who received the 2,453rd star on the Walk of Fame, located in front of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre - also thanked his family, his colleagues and Pixar President Ed Catmull in his remarks.
Mr. Lasseter, who attended the ceremony decked out in one of his signature Hawaiian shirts, worn under a black blazer over jeans, called it “the greatest honor you could give me.” After the star itself was revealed, the giddy executive proceeded to lie down on it.
Other speakers included Don Rickles, who voiced Mr. Potato Head in “Toy Story” and its sequels, and John Ratzenberger, who has been a part of every Pixar movie thus far.
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