On the evening of 18 February 2010, The City of Reykjavik was proud to illuminate IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in honor and celebration of Yoko Ono’s 77th birthday.
You can Twitter your birthday messages for Yoko to @yokoono or write them in the comments on this web page, where you can read all the comments and Tweets from friends and fans.
You can also Twitter your own personal wishes for peace to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER @IPTower or via email to [email protected].
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SEND YOUR PEACEFUL WISHES TO IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
Since 1981, Yoko Ono has collected nearly a million PEACE WISHES from people worldwide as part of her interactive Wish Tree exhibits, and also via email and conventional mail. The wishes will be installed around the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. If you have not had the chance to hang your wishes on one of Yoko’s Wish Trees yet, you can make your own Wish Tree, and/or send your wishes to the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER from this page.
You can send as many wishes as you like, at any time.
SEND A WISH by email to: [email protected]
SEND YOUR WISH by Twitter to @IPTower
Visit our virtual IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Second Life, here.
From Amnesty International, 18 February 2010:
Amnesty International is delighted to salute Yoko Ono on her 77th birthday – and to publicly thank her for her outstanding generosity and support of Amnesty International over the past 8 years.
In 2002, she donated Amnesty the valuable use of John Lennon’s song “Imagine” to help us promote peace and human rights throughout the world – a message that has been heard in over 50 countries. Yoko also works with us to help raise funds and awareness on behalf of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and the thousands of other political prisoners in Myanmar/Burma
In 2007, she donated the music publishing rights to John Lennon’s catalogue of solo songs to help us raise much needed funds for Amnesty International’s work on the human rights crisis in Darfur. Her contribution helped us raise over $4.5 million from the “Instant Karma” CD and digital downloads – featuring over 60 artists including U2, Green Day, the Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, Ben Harper, Aerosmith, R.E.M., Avril Lavigne, Duran Duran, Willie Nelson, Regina Spektor, the Flaming Lips, Jackson Browne.
It is typical of Yoko that she made her contributions to Amnesty International quietly without seeking special attention for her gifts. Amnesty International wants to take the occasion of her birthday to publicly express its deep gratitude to Yoko Ono for her generosity, continual support and great spirit. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOKO!