Legendary singer Elton John says his friend and the Beatles star John Lennon would have won a Nobel Peace Prize if he had not been killed in 1980.
Reportedly, Elton discussed his delightful two or three-year whirlwind bromance with the Beatles band member on Radio 2’s John Lennon at 80 special.
Talking to the late singer’s son Sean Lennon, Elton said, “I think that if your dad had still been alive he would have maybe won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was an uniter and was prepared to go to any lengths to make people see what his point was.”
Elton went on to describe the complications John faced at the time, he said, “And a lot of people like the FBI, they gave him a hard time, but it didn’t deter him. He was peace-loving, brilliant, funny, opinionated, a treasure – we need people like him today.”
The Imagine singer who was also known for his activism held a Bed-In for Peace during his honeymoon to Amsterdam. He had also written and recorded Give peace a chance in 1969.
Elton also discussed how he met John in 1973 with the two having a whirlwind bromance for a few years.