The people responsible three years ago for trying to contact the very dead Princess Diana have now come up with the money-making scheme of attempting to reach similarly deceased John Lennon. Starcast Productions’ Paul Sharratt, who got over 500,000 viewers to pay $24.95 each to watch his Spirit of Diana show, is airing a kind of television seance called The Spirit of John Lennon on April 24 and charging $9.95 to watch it. Guess rock royalty’s not as pricey as the real thing. “People say this is disgusting, and I accept that criticism,” says Sharratt, “but we’re making a serious attempt to do something that many, many millions of people around the world think is possible.” Many many millions times $9.95.
The program will show psychics traveling to sites of significance to the former Beatle, including New York’s Dakota apartment house, where he lived and was fatally shot by a deranged fan, Mark David Chapman, just over 25 years ago. Psychics will also visit the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles where the Beatles recorded, and a town in India where Lennon pursued a spiritual retreat.
Neither the estate of John Lennon nor his widow Yoko Ono has knowledge of or has given consent for the show. You know Ono would want a piece of that $9.95 per.