Bono’s memories of Lennon

Bono is among the contributors of Memories of John, a new book that pays tribute to the work and life of John Lennon. Edited by Yoko Ono, Memories of John includes contributions from Elton John, Joan Baez, Iggy Pop, James Brown, Ronnie Wood, Nils Lofgren, Mary Wilson, and Dennis Hopper.

Ono asked the contributers to submit words or artwork that illustrate how Lennon’s music influenced or inspired them. Bono’s contribution is a drawing of Lennon in the style of Lennon’s artwork (which is not a far stretch from Bono’s own artistic style). Bono’s drawing features Lennon wearing his trademark wire-rimmed spectacles with Bono’s Fly shades over them. Beneath the drawing, Bono quotes several of Lennon’s lyrics to form a thought and signs his name “Bono, Age 12.”

Memories of John will be published in the spring of 2005 by HarperCollins.