On Twitter, The Beatles legend John Lennon‘s widow Yoko Ono responded to the exciting news of the new facility of the University of Liverpool to be named ‘Yoko Ono Lennon Center‘ and stated how honored she was by their wonderful gesture.
The Beatles late singer John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married on March 20, 1969, and spent their honeymoon doing Bed-Ins For Peace to protest the Vietnam war. A year later, members of The Beatles decided to break up, which resulted in arising the speculations whether Yoko Ono played a role in their decision.
On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot by Mark Chapman four times in the back at close range. His fans and family were devastated after the tragic assassination of The Beatles icon. After her husband’s death, Yoko Ono continued to pay tribute to Lennon’s legacy with various projects, including the John Lennon Museum in Japan.
Recently on Twitter, the University of Liverpool announced that they chose to name the new university facility after Yoko Ono to honor their ‘long-standing supporter and honorary graduate.’ As a response, Yoko Ono posted a tweet about the new performance center to be named ‘Yoko Ono Lennon Center‘ and stated how honored she was to be a part of this wonderful project.
Here’s the tweet posted by the University of Liverpool announcing the new name of their performance center:
“We’re honored to announce that our new teaching & performance center will be named after long-standing supporter & honorary graduate Yoko Ono! The Yoko Ono Lennon Centre will add to the rich cultural landscape of Liverpool #LivUniYoko”
Here’s how Yoko Ono responded to the exciting news in her recent tweet:
“I am thrilled to be recognized with the naming of the new performance center at the University of Liverpool. I hope it will be a home for creative expression and learning for many years to come. Thank you to the University and to the people of Liverpool for this wonderful honor.“
You can see the tweet Yoko Ono posted on her official Twitter account below.
I am thrilled to be recognized with the naming of the new performance centre at the University of Liverpool. I hope it will be a home for creative expression and learning for many years to come. Thank you to the University and to the people of Liverpool for this wonderful honour. https://t.co/BLVrwzfrsu
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) August 10, 2020