Was lyric change to song "Imagine" by Cee Lo Green authorized by Sony/ATV?
NO RELIGION TOO...As the world watched on New Year’s eve 2012 at 11:56pm Cee Lo Green sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” and changed the lyrics dealing with religion from “No religion too” to “All religions true”. This change drew worldwide criticism. While Cee-Lo Green is not an ordained minister, as the son of two clergy -- preacher man and preacher woman -- he's got the God trade in his bones. But even when disguised as a budding pop star, Cee-Lo's body language and vocal cadences -- the exaggerated motions and melodic leaps, the straight-up testifying -- are all about preaching the gospel.
Copyright laws are created to protect artists and their works of art. "Imagine" by John Lennon written in 1971 has become a worldwide anthem and as such has sovereignty with millions of people, perhaps billions around the globe. Sony/ATV holds the copyrights for the song and must be accountable for the change in lyrics that occurred on NBC New Years Eve, 2012.
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