Beatles legend John Lennon makes charity television commercial 28 years after death

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The Imagine singer was brought back to life using digital technology.

He is seen urging people across the United States to support a campaign by charity One Laptop per Child to deliver tough, solar-powered laptop computers to the world's poorest children.

Lennon's voice and video image tells viewers: "Imagine every child no matter where in the world they were could access a universe of knowledge.

"They would have a chance to learn, to dream, to achieve anything they want.

"I tried to do it through my music, but now you can do it in a very different way.

"You can give a child a laptop and more than imagine, you can change the world."

Donors can chose to either pay $199 (£135) to buy a laptop for a child in the Third World, or $399 (£270) to buy one for a child in the Third World and another for their own child.

Lennon was shot and killed as he and his wife, Yoko Ono, arrived at their Manhattan apartment building on December 8, 1980...

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