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Lennon songs to benefit human rights

December 03, 2005|From Associated Press

LONDON — The Black Eyed Peas, the Cure and Avril Lavigne are among the artists recording songs by John Lennon to raise funds for Amnesty International.

The first four tracks will be released next Saturday, International Human Rights Day. They include the Black Eyed Peas' version of "Power to the People," the Cure's take on "Love," "Isolation" by Snow Patrol and "Grow Old With Me" by the Postal Service.

The tracks will be available on www.amnesty.org/noise. More songs, including one by Lavigne, will be released next year as part of the "Make Some Noise" campaign, the group said this week. A compilation album also will be released. The campaign aims to "bring an awareness of human rights to a new generation," said Irene Khan, Amnesty International secretary-general.

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