Thursday, May 7, 2009
Exhibit celebrates Lennon-Ono date in Montreal
From Chicago Sun Times:
In November 1966 he wandered into Yoko Ono's Indica Gallery Exhibit in London. Ono made a piece that required five shillings for visitors to hammer a nail into a wooden board. Lennon had been invited to the preview by the gallery's owner, John Dunbar, who was married to singer Marianne Faithfull.
Lennon asked Ono if he could spend an imaginary five shillings to hammer an imaginary nail.
A relationship was born.
The exhibit "Imagine: The Peace Ballad of John & Yoko" is running through June 21 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. May 26 marks the 40th anniversary of John and Yoko's "Bed-In" held in Suite 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Comic Tommy Smothers, Chicago comedian Dick Gregory and spaceman Timothy Leary were along for the ride. They sang along on the Plastic Ono Band hit "Give Peace a Chance," which was recorded in the hotel room.
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