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Yoko Ono thanks Elbow for name check

1 of 1 Yoko Ono at this year's Grammy Awards
Yoko Ono at this year's Grammy Awards

Yoko Ono has written an open letter to thank Elbow for name-checking her in their new single New York Morning.

The song lyric is "Oh, my giddy aunt, New York can talk/It's the modern Rome and folk are nice to Yoko."

Writing on her official website, the widow of Beatle John Lennon, said: "Dear Guy, Craig, Mark, Pete and Richard, Yes. New York has been kind to me as your song says. Thank you.

"For John (Lennon), he always wanted to come and live in this city, ever since he saw Bob Dylan on the famous album cover [The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan]. And I played the catalyst to make his dream come true."

She added: "But in sleepless nights, I am still living in the memory of my sweet husband, who was virtually kicked out of his own country that he loved so dearly and learned to live in this bleak port city just so his woman and he could live in peace.

"Two sides of the coin. Life is. Have a great time in New York. We loved it. Love, Yoko."

Read the letter here and you can follow Yoko on Twitter @yokoono – she posts a daily uplifting message.

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