Celebrated pacifist John Lennon has been indirectly helping out the American military - an educational bus funded by the late singer's estate has been touring army bases.

The JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS - which is equipped with a high-tech recording studio - has visited military bases from New Jersey to Texas in America with the full blessing of the former beatle's widow Yoko Ono.

Organiser BRIAN ROTHSCHILD says, "The mission of the bus is to provide young people with hands-on opportunities with music, so they can express themselves and get some ideas for how they might spend their lives.

"Yoko's a big fan of the bus. She's honestly happy to have it out there spreading the message."

20/10/2003 17:23