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Peace Video: Sean Lennon, the 15-year-old son of slain ex-Beatle John Lennon, has written a new version of his father’s “Give Peace a Chance” focusing on the current world situation, and will release a star-studded video of the recording Jan. 15 to show support for U.N. sanctions and staving off war in the Persian Gulf. The video was filmed this week in Los Angeles, New York and London. Celebrity participants include Lenny Kravitz, M.C. Hammer, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J., Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Dave Stewart, Little Steven, Little Richard, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, Run D.M.C., Skid Row, Iggy Pop and Michael McDonald. A sample of the rewritten lyrics:

Everybody’s talking about

Civil war , Revolution , Armageddon

No Solution

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Are we facing Vietnam?

Don’t Want to Drop the Bomb.


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