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Tuesday, 29 August, 2000, 10:14 GMT 11:14 UK
Robbie 'inspired by Lennon'
Robbie Williams
Williams prayed for help - and got intervention from Lennon
Pop singer Robbie Williams claims beyond-the-grave intervention from John Lennon helped him complete one of the songs of his new album.

Williams told London radio station Capital FM on Monday night that the songwriting legend came to his aid after he prayed for inspiration on the track Better Man.

Williams said he was working on demos for his new album Sing When You're Winning in the South of France at the time.

John Lennon
Lennon "answered Williams' prayers"

"While I was there I wrote this really crap song called Where's Your Saviour Now," he explained.

"But then I sat down, and I know this is going to sound a bit daft, I sat down and I said: 'John Lennon, if you're there, send us a song' - and low and behold I started to strum these chords that I'd never strummed before.

"I'd never sung any of these words together before and you know what? This song came out in an hour."

Guest DJ

Williams made his revelation in a one-and-a-half hour show for Capital made with his flatmate Jonathan Wilkes.

He went on to play the Lennon-inspired track Better Man on the programme which also heard Williams and Wilkes chatting and playing their choice of favourite songs.

Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes
Williams and flatmate Wilkes turned DJs for the night
But the brash performer had not finished with his confessions for the night.

He went on to disclose his hankering for fellow pop singer Kylie Minogue - and offer her a challenge.

"I've got it all, good in the sheets, sexy and good bum, so Kylie what are you waiting for?" declared Williams.

Williams' appearance was to promote Monday's release of his third album, Sing When You're Winning.

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