The Beatles Announce Release of Final Song Featuring Lennon's Vocals
© AP Photo / -The Beatles are seen performing, date unknown. From left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – John Lennon, seen as a key figure in 20th century pop culture, was a musician, songwriter, vocalist, founder and member of the rock band The Beatles. After Lennon's death in 1980, the other band members returned to work on unfinished songs.
UK rock band The Beatles announced Thursday the release of their final song "Now and Then," originally written and sung by British musician John Lennon.
"'Now And Then' is now available to listen to worldwide," The Beatles wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The original track was recorded as a demo in the late 1970s, but remained unfinished. Many years after Lennon's death, other band members, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, returned to work on the song, which was eventually completed more than 40 years after being written.
To complete the song, they used artificial intelligence to extract Lennon's voice from the old demo. However, McCartney said that its new version would not contain anything created artificially.
An official music video for the song will be released on Friday.