Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bed Peace in Montreal

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their 'Bed Peace' at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada (see also the first bed-ins, in Amsterdam, March 26). It was here that they recorded 'Give Peace a Chance', on June 1 (qv), 1969, in Room 1742.
"For a week, John and Yoko give interviews, ignoring the mockery and hostility to "spread their words of peace to a global audience.
"London's Daily Mirror noted: 'A not inconsiderable talent seems to have gone completely off his rocker.' …
"As Dave Bist, a reporter for the Montreal Gazette recalled, 'All kinds of people came to pay their respects, from comedian-singer Tommy Smothers to L'il Abner cartoonist Al Capp, who kind of betrayed the price of entry by getting into a shouting match with the Peaceful Pair.'"   Source


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