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Short Takes : Sean Lennon Updates Song

From Times Wire Services

With a little help from his friends, Sean Lennon has updated his slain father’s song “Give Peace a Chance” for release before next week’s U.N. deadline in the Persian Gulf.

The 15-year-old Lennon kept the song’s chorus but wrote new verses pertinent to “a number of major issues of today,” said spokesman Elliot Mintz. John Lennon released the song during the Vietnam War.

Sean’s mother, Yoko Ono, is on the new recording. So is rocker Lenny Kravitz.

Profits will go to the Spirit Foundation, the charity established by John and Yoko two decades ago.

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