A few weeks ago, Yoko Ono was officially granted co-writing credit for the most popular song of the 20th Century. In taped interviews before he died, John Lennon said he should have credited her when the song was published, because he used her concept and song lyrics, mostly from Ono’s already published book Grapefruit. Lennon said he didn’t give Ono credit at the time because he was too selfish and insecure. It takes a big man to admit belittling a woman.

Lennon went on to say that if a man had helped create the song, he would not have had a problem giving credit where it was due. So, whether it was because Ono was his wife or because she was a woman, or both, Lennon at first overlooked Ono’s contribution. Ono stayed silent about it, but when she learned that the songwriting gods were officially changing the credit for…

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