Liverpool's Airport Being Renamed After John Lennon

New name to become official in spring 2002; airport logo a Lennon self-portrait.

When John Lennon wrote the line "above us only sky" in his classic "Imagine," he wasn't likely thinking about 747s flying overhead. With his widow Yoko Ono's blessing, though, the airport in Liverpool, England, will use the phrase when it's renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport next spring.

Ono was on hand Monday (July 2) to announce the renaming, which will become official when the airport opens a new terminal in spring 2002, according to a statement on the airport's Web site. The airport's new logo will be one of Lennon's self-portrait drawings.

In the statement, Ono called the honor a "fitting tribute to ... one of Liverpool's greatest men."