Give Peace a Song
On May 26, 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved in to the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal for the historic seven-day bed-in protest against violence in the world. Captured on film and video by various visitors over the seven days, Give Peace a Song documents the events that took place in the infamous suite, 1742. Highlights include the visits made by Tom Smothers, Derek Taylor, Petula Clark, Timothy Leary, activist Dick Gregory, and cartoonist Al Capp. On June 1st, the last day of the bed-in, Lennon posted lyrics on the suite's walls for a spontaneous group recording by all those there, to sing to the world "Give Peace a Chance", which quickly became a universal anthem for peace.
Amnesty International's Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur is a double album of Lennon covers, recorded by current artists including Green Day, Avril Lavigne, Jackson Browne, REM, U2, and Christina Aguillera. Yoko Ono Lennon donated the John Lennon solo songbook to Amnesty International to support their human rights work in Darfur and around the world.
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