Photo by Ivor Sharp © Yoko Ono
On 26 May 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono-Lennon began their Bed-In in Montreal. The Bed-In was a new and innovative way to campaign for an end to war and to promote global peace.
To mark and celebrate 50 years since the Montreal Bed-In, National Museums Liverpool would like to celebrate with a sing-in at the Museum of Liverpool on 26 May 2019.
To do this they would like to invite choirs, bands, and individual performers to come and share their songs or music inspired by the themes of love and peace on the day. If you would like to get involved please share a bit about your performances and any requirements you might have by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montreal bed-in was initially planned to take place in the USA but John experienced visa problems and so the couple had to reschedule to Montreal, Canada. From 26 May 1969, for 7 nights, the newlywed couple invited press and media in to their bedroom. They called for global peace and an end to war. In this time they collaborated with other activists and created the peace anthem, ‘Give Peace a Chance’ which they recorded in Montreal on 1 June.
Get in touch to help share this amazing message.
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread PEACE.
While you’re at the Museum of Liverpool make sure you check out the original bedspread the couple sat under and the guitar John played during their bed-in. Both objects are on display in the Double Fantasy exhibition, which tells the story of this amazing couple’s relationship.