Remember how he proceeded to dance about and sing along to the ghostly Lennon’s voice? Remember how you laughed and laughed – and then felt a bit guilty about laughing because you suspected that the poor old gentleman was going to go home straight afterwards and take his own life in a flood of suicidal tears?
Well. He has nothing on this.
Plans are underway on a US pay-per-view channel to screen a show entitled The Spirit Of John Lennon which will show a bunch of crazy psychics travelling around a bunch of Lennon-centric locations and trying to contact the deceased pop star. And hopefully give Lennon (CDs) a good telling-off for writing such a big load of bollocks as Imagine.
The whole shebang is being organised by one Mr. Paul Sharratt, head of the glitzily-titled Starcast Productions. He waffles thus:
"Lennon was very interested in the spiritual world … We are writing to Yoko and contacting friends this week
to see if any people associated with Lennon would take part."
But it isn’t just over-rated dead Beatles that Sharratt and his buddies are trying to get in touch with. The last pay-per-view seance special was one which purported to contact Official Daily Mail Bestest Most Special Lady Who Ever Lived Princess Diana.
Bizarrely – and rather cleverly deflecting the criticism that all this psychic malarkey is a big load of silly toss – Sharratt himself claims that he is something of a sceptic when it comes to these issues.
Speaking of the Diana programme, he said:
"I have to say that I’m a sceptic. I went into it very sceptically and
I didn’t come out a total believer, but it was good for a lot of people
as a tribute to Diana.’
God knows what the assorted psychics intended to ask the dead Princess. Although hecklerspray will never forget
the horror of that fateful day when the Queen Of Hearts left us
forever. It still brings a tear to our eye.
Come on – a dead royal and
no tax rebate? That’s a tragedy and no mistake.
[story by C J Davies]