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Tapestry honoring late John Lennon unveiled in presence of Yoko Ono, Bono

Posted at 3:22 AM, Jul 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-30 03:22:57-04

ELLIS ISLAND, N.Y. – A 24 foot-by-10 foot tapestry honoring the legendary Beatles musician John Lennon  was unveiled in front of Yoko Ono, Bono and The Edge at Ellis Island Wednesday afternoon.

The tapestry was commissioned by Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey as a thank you to Ono for giving Amnesty International the rights to record cover versions of Lennon's post-Beatles songs in 2004, allowing Amnesty to raise over $5 million in royalties since.

Bono, The Edge and music business impresario Jimmy Iovine have donated the tapestry to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation for display at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

The memento depicts Manhattan as a "Yellow Submarine" with John Lennon as the captain manning the vessel.