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JOHN LENNON has been honoured with a giant tapestry in New York. His widow, Yoko Ono, was joined by U2's Bono and The Edge for the unveiling in memory of the legendary musician.

The tapestry depicts Manhattan as a yellow submarine in a sea of blue, with the Beatles star as its captain manning the vessel and waving.

Yoko, 82, said the tapestry is "so special" and that her late husband would have loved it.

She said: "This is a very happy moment for the family."

The 24-foot by 10-foot tapestry was commissioned by Amnesty International in appreciation for giving the rights to record cover versions of Lennon's post-Beatles songs.

The John Lennon Amnesty International Tapestry was presented inside the Registry Room at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

It marked 40 years since Lennon received his green card allowing him permanent residency in the United States.

Music executive Jimmy Iovine, Bono and The Edge covered the cost for New-York based Czech artist Peter Sis to design the commemorative piece.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 31, 2015
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