"The famous piano on which John Lennon composed 'Imagine' in 1971 is being sent to Memphis by superstar musician George Michael and will be photographed at the historic site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's assassination.
"'Our deepest wish is to imagine a world of peace, a world without violence. We believe this is a message that resonates with the remarkable vision of Dr. King and his dreams for mankind,' said George Michael. 'The selection of this site evokes a deep sense of emotion for everyone. Capturing the image of this special piano on which a song of peace was composed is part of the heart beat of this project.'
"Michael and his partner, Kenny Goss, owner of Goss Gallery in Dallas, plan to have the piano photographed at significant locations in the United States and across the world where horrific acts of violence have taken place in order to spread the message of peace. A video documentary and a published volume of these iconic images are under development with plans to donate proceeds to charity."
No word on whether Georgie will drop by Overton Park for a smoke. For more on Goss Gallery, go to their really groovy Web site.