A John Lennon song is one of the most difficult music to license for TV use since his widow, Yoko Ono, will rarely ever give approval.
Yet, mega producer Ryan Murphy said he obtained the rights to use Lennon's highly personal track of Beautiful Boy on the season finale of his gay-themed show, The New Normal, with just a few phone calls.
"We reached out to Yoko Ono to get permission to use that song for an entire act with no dialogue and she said 'Yes'," the Glee creator offered during a panel discussion of the show last week.
But why so easy for Murphy when it's impossible for nearly everyone else?
Sources say Murphy likely got some very strategic help in the form of David Geffen, one of Ono's best friends and the original producer of Double Fantasy, Lennon's final album on which Beautiful Boy was a featured track.
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