Yoko Ono has spoken out about how hard it was being blamed for the break-up of the Beatles after her colourful and very public relationship with John Lennon was mocked by music fans around the world.
"It was very hard for him too because people attacked him too," Ono tells Derryn Hinch in New York in a rare and revealing interview for Seven's Sunday Night, which screens on Sunday at 8.30pm on Seven/ GWN7.
"He was very courageous ... we just loved each other so we decided to, you know, keep going.
"I had the whole world hating me and bashing me and I realised there is an incredible energy coming from them and I thought 'Well, I should use that'."
Rock'n'roll's most famous widow also opens up to Hinch about her alienation from the band after Lennon's death and that terrible night on December 8, 1980 when he was shot and killed.
Sunday Night’s profile on Ono is in celebration of her forthcoming exhibition exclusively this summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 15 November 2013 to February 2014.
Her legendary work as an artist, peace activist and musician makes her one of the most important cultural figures of our time.
Over the years her campaigns for peace have driven the core themes of her current program War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono.
For more information about the exhibition visit the exhibition site.