Yoko Ono gets writing credit for John Lennon's Imagine

Yoko Ono. (AP)
Yoko Ono. (AP)

New York - Yoko Ono, who was previously credited as a co-producer on John Lennon's Imagine, will earn a co-writing credit on the 1971 song.

David Israelite, the president and CEO of the National Music Publishers' Association, said on Wednesday at an event that Ono would earn the co-writing recognition on the song 48 years after its release.

Imagine received the Centennial Song Award at the annual event by the organisation. Israelite told Variety that the process of officially getting Ono the credit is underway.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked Imagine at No 3 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004.