Watch Pianist Perform John Lennon’s Imagine Outside Paris Bataclan

As hundreds of mourners gathered outside Paris’ Bataclan venue, where a terror attack resulted in the death of 118 people, a musician set up a grand piano outside the concert hall and delivered a poignant, instrumental take on John Lennon’s “Imagine.” A peace sign adorned the musician’s piano.

The pianist attracted huge media attention as he performed a jazzy version of the late Beatle’s classic ballad. Reports on social media say German pianist Davide Martello arrived with a portable piano on his bike, and after performing the song, became overwhelmed with emotion as he left.

Lennon’s 1971 classic features the lyrics “Imagine there’s no countries / It isn’t hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too.” Those lyrics especially resonate in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks.

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