KFIX Rock News: Yoko Approves Use Of John Lennon Song For Gay-Themed TV Show

lennoninYoko Ono has given approval to The New Normal – the TV show about a male couple and a surrogate who’s carrying their baby — to use a John Lennon song.

The Beatles widow, who’s notoriously reluctant to license Lennon’s works, was approached by the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, to use the John Lennon song “Beautiful Boy” in the first season’s finale.

The song will play over an entire scene where there will be no dialogue.

In a panel discussion earlier this week at the PaleyFest in Los Angeles, Murphy confirmed the news: “We reached out to Yoko Ono to get permission to use that song for an entire act with no dialogue and she said yes.”

The New Normal airs on NBC on Tuesday nights.

New episodes are set to resume on April 2.

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    Imagine an entire world living in peace… John saw the beauty and inherent good in humanity. I tried to do his legacy justice and channel his world-embracing and loving energy this week with a tribute portrait inspired by his music and his passion for changing the world. You can see this new work of art in memoriam on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/12/john-lennon-just-imagine.html along with some pictures showing how I created it. See John holding the Universe in his hand and spreading his message. When you stop by, let me know how his words and music have affected your life and creativity!