Wednesday, May 27, 2009

John Lennon, Yoko Ono Montreal 'Bed-In For Peace' Was 40 Years Ago

John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a deep understanding of the inclusive power of simplicity, in image, words and music. Photograph by: Gerry Deiter , Wiley

From The CBC:

The hotel room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono created a watershed moment for the peace movement at the height of the Vietnam War is a little smaller now.

Part of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel suite, which has a gold plaque on the door noting its history, went to the installation of a panoramic elevator on the floor.

But that hasn't dimmed the aura of the place where the ex-Beatle and Ono staged their "bed-in for peace" between May 26 and June 2, 1969, and recorded the antiwar anthem Give Peace a Chance the day before they left.

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