Stay in Bed & Grow Your Hair: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Protesting the Vietnam War

This looks like it’s the real deal — Yoko Ono’s tribute to John Lennon on YouTube. Among the video clips housed in the collection, you’ll find footage that recaptures the “bed-ins” that John and Yoko famously staged in Montreal and Amsterdam in 1969 to protest the Vietnam War. As Lennon puts it, there’s no better way to protest the war than to “stay in bed and grow your hair.” That’s a form of protest that the lost slacker in me can appreciate.

The footage is accompanied by the song, “Give Peace a Chance,” which was written during the bed-in. It was followed later that year by “War is Over! If You Want It – Happy Christmas From John and Yoko.” The heartbreaking YouTube video set to this song has over one million views.

Related Content:

Subscribe to Our Feed and Sign up for our YouTube Playlist



Make knowledge free & open. Share our posts with friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms:
Share on TwitterShare via emailShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrSubmit to StumbleUponDigg ThisSubmit to reddit

by | Permalink | Comments (1) |

Choose a comment platform

Comments (1)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.
  1. Steve Jobs Narrates the First “Think Different” Ad (Never Aired) | CourseKeeper.com says . . . | October 10, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    [...] featured 17 iconic figures: Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon, Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia [...]

Add a comment

Loading Facebook Comments ...
<-- itunes affiliate-->
Quantcast