Friday, October 8, 2010

John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Give Peace A Chance

Practicing at Montreal's Bed-in: Tomorrow, October 9th, is John Lennon's birthday. In remembrance of you, John, here's the anthem of peace. Photo by Roy Kerwood, 1969.

Here is a message from Yoko Ono:

Dear Friends
On October 9th at 7.45pm GMT, I will relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Reykjavik, Iceland in memory of my late husband John Lennon. Please ask all your friends to join us LIVE at www.IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com... at:
7.45pm GMT / 8.45pm UK / 2.45pm NY / 11.45am LA / 4.45am Japan, to watch the lighting while sending wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

You can send wishes via:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/home?status@IPTower%20I%20wish...



This video clip is from the bed-ins of Amsterdam and Montreal, my home town. Here is information from Wikipedika:

Amsterdam:
Knowing their March 20, 1969 marriage would be a huge press event, John and Yoko decided to use the publicity to promote world peace. They spent their honeymoon in the presidential suite (Room #902) at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel for a week between March 25 and 31, inviting the world's press into their hotel room every day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
 Montreal:
Eventually, they flew to Montreal on May 26 where they stayed in Room 1738, 1740, 1742 and 1744 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. During their seven-day stay. They invited Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers, Dick Gregory, and Al Capp, and all but Capp sang on the peace anthem Give Peace a Chance, recorded in the hotel room on June 1. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation conducted interviews from the hotel room.

Give Peace a Chance
By John Lennon

Two, one two three four

Everybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism
Ragism, Tagism, this-ism, that-ism
Ism ism ism

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Everybody's talkin' 'bout ministers, sinisters
Banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops
Rabbis and pop eyes, bye bye, bye byes

All we are saying, is give peace a chance
All we are saying, is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Everybody's talking about, revolution
Evolution, masturbation, flagellation
Regulation, integrations, meditations
United Nations, congratulations

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Everybody's talking about, John and Yoko
Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy smothers
Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper, Derek Taylor
Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna, Hare Hare Krishna

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

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