john lennon tiktok

If John Lennon had lived to his 80th birthday last Friday (9 October) we’re fairly sure he’d have been on TikTok – probably unicycling down a road glugging pineapple juice while lip-syncing to ‘Working Class Hero’ or somesuch.

Sadly impossible now, but John Lennon does now have an official TikTok account, courtesy of a partnership between the social app, his estate and Universal Music Group.

His account has nearly 49,000 followers at the time of writing (one one thousand and eighty sixth of a Charli D’Amelio to use our preferred metric in these matters), but the wider impact will come from the launch of 11 of Lennon’s solo tracks on TikTok, for other creators to use.

And yes, there’s a challenge associated with the news: #GimmeSomeTruth wants fans to honour Lennon’s legacy with their TikToks.

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