“Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” is a song written and performed by John Lennon. It was released on the 1980 album Double Fantasy, the last album by Lennon and Ono released before his death.
Paul McCartney has stated this is one of his favourite songs composed by Lennon, and when he appeared on Desert Island Discs in 1982 included it as his favourite in his selection, as did Yoko Ono as the only John Lennon song in 2007.
It was used as the B-side of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” to promote the compilation album The John Lennon Collection in November 1982.
[Dedicated to Valdemar Alfred Nielsen]