New Lennon Songs To Be Released

December 10 [14:00 EDT] -- The seventeenth anniversary of John Lennon's death was marked earlier this week, and now four previously unreleased songs from the former Beatle are being issued.

The AP cites a report from a Swedish news agency that the Lund-based company, Bakhaal, in Stockholm was given permission by Yoko Ono to release the songs in conjunction with an edition of Lennon's book, "A Spaniard In The Works, which was originally published in 1965.

The new songs, "My Life," Dear John," "Lord Take This Make-Up Off Me," and "Make Love, Not War," were reportedly recorded approximately a year before Lennon's death in 1980. The songs will be complied on a CD. No word yet on when the new songs will be available.