Photo: Ivor Sharp/New Jersey City University Gallery
From The New York Times:
May 26 will mark the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In for Peace in Montreal. The newlyweds, inspired by their first Bed-In in Amsterdam, had wanted to do a second one in the Bahamas (deemed too hot) or New York (a no-go because of a previous marijuana charge), but ended up at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Lennon ended up recording “Give Peace a Chance” in his suite.
To celebrate the anniversary, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is offering, through June 21, a CD that includes “Give Peace a Chance,” a copy of the lyrics in calligraphy and breakfast for two, either in bed (of course) or at the restaurant buffet. Prices start at 199 Canadian dollars a night, about $155 at 1.3 Canadian dollars to the U.S. dollar; but for Suite 1742 (John and Yoko’s room), the package starts at 599 dollars (www.fairmont.com).
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