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168-Plastic Ono Band-Give Peace A Chance.
1969-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 0.34.When Lennon saw television footage of nearly half a million anti-Vietnam War protesters singing this song outside the White House in November 1969,he considered it to be ‘one of the biggest moments of my life.’
As the Vietnam War was taking place in 1969 John Lennon(see also best songs 927-599-473-456-319-238 and 218) and his wife Yoko Ono held a ‘Bed-In’ for peace in The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal,Canada.The idea was for Lennon and Ono to attract as much publicity as possible for their agenda which was the promotion of making peace,not war.They invited several influential celebrities and members of the press to join them in their hotel bedroom during the eight day peaceful protest.
It was during that time that ‘Give Peace A Chance’ was recorded,some of the people in the hotel room who sang or played on the song included The Smothers Brothers,Timothy Leary,Allen Ginsberg and Petula Clark.After the live recording had been made it was taken to the studio,where the finishing touches were completed.
‘All we are saying is give peace a chance.’
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