John Lennon - Give Peace a Chance

A peace song to mark the occasion. There is really nothing more to say. Make Peace not War.
John Lennon - Give Peace a Chance

The song was written on June 1, 1969 during the "bed-in" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on the last day of the action for peace that John Lennon and Yoko Ono began after their wedding on March 20, 1969.

In Montreal, when asked by a journalist why he was doing this action, Lennon replied: "All we're saying is: give peace a chance".

Using a recording device, the song was sung with Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Derek Taylor and Petula Clark, among others, with members of the Canadian Radha Krishna Temple dancing around the room.

Today, Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and threatened the West with a nuclear bomb if it intervened ("a response they have never experienced before"), taking us back to the Cold War, or even the Hot War, as if we had traveled back in time in the blink of an eye. 30 years as if wiped away. The Russians are probably much better prepared than we are. Hitler, Stalin and all the other butchers send their regards. The great Vladimir obviously wants to join the ranks. Hard to believe - or to put it another way - give peace a chance.

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