Letter: Marx and Lennon

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Marx and Lennon

Sir: John Harris is wide of the mark in describing "Imagine" as "The Communist Manifesto set to music" ("Muzak of the Millennium", 17 November). As a critique of capitalism, Lennon's other Red Period masterpiece "Working- Class Hero" is head and shoulders above it. It may interest readers to know that the Communist Manifesto - or at least memorable bits of it - has been set to music. It appears under the title "Workers of the World Unite" on the National Lampoon album Lemmings, a pastiche of the Woodstock Festival.


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