Usually dressed in black from head to toe his hairdo always matched the outfit, not anymore. U2’s Bono showed off a radical new hair colour this week in NYC.
Bono and his bandmate The Edge teamed up with Yoko Ono to unveil a tapestry honoring Yoko’ late husband John Lennon, and Bono took this photo op to unveil his almost ginger hair. It was a complete 360 from the usual jet black locks he is so famous for.
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The U2 front-man was at the Registry Room at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York , for the presentation of the John Lennon Amnesty International Tapestry.
The 24-foot by 10-foot tapestry is wonderful piece of art depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine with Lennon as its captain waving his trademark peace sign.
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The unveiling of the taperstry coinsided with the 40th anniversary of John Lennon receiving his green card therefore allowing him to gain permanent residency in the United States.
Bill Shipsey, founder of Art For Amnesty had the tapestry was commissioned as a token of appreciation for Ono, 82, giving Amnesty International rights to record covers of Lennon’s post-Beatles songs..
During Bono’s speech he noted that Lennon in the tapestry was shown giving the same peace sign that he famously flashed in front of the Statue of Liberty after succeeding in his immigration case.
He added that Lennon was ‘proud and happy’ when granted permanent residency despite the ‘blue meanies’ who didn’t want it to happen.
U2 have supporter of Amnesty International and participated in the 1986 A Conspiracy Of Hope benefit concerts to raise awareness of the group on its 25th anniversary.