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March 07, 2011

The Ballad of John and Yoko

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On March 20th, 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono were officially married. Being the global icons they were and still are, they knew their wedding would garner quite a bit of press. The two decided to utilize their wedding and honeymoon to kick off a global campaign for peace. The Lennon’s viewed this opportunity as their chance to promote peace and protest wars in a non-violent highly publicized fashion. Their efforts resulted in two “Bed-Ins”, one in Amsterdam on March 25, and one in Montreal May 26. Each “Bed-in” was a week long in which they spent their time in bed with open doors for the press from 9am to 9pm. The press jumped on the opportunity in hopes of finding the two in scandalous activity, but instead they sat like angels on white sheets with peace signs in the air.



John and Yoko Giving Peace a Chance


During the Montreal Bed-in, John, Yoko and friends recorded the now famous “Give Peace a Chance”. It quickly became the anthem for peaceful protesters around the world as controversy continued to grow around the Vietnam War.


The Bed-In’s and trials and tribulations John and Yoko had to go through just to get married in March of ‘69 were lyrically documented in The Beatles “The Ballad of John and Yoko”

 

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