Perspective in Retrospect, a Historic Event, John Lennon and Yoko Ono ‘bed-in’, Marking the 47th Anniversary March 20th-31st of 1969

47 Th Anniversary, John Lennon and Yoko Ono ‘bed-in’ 

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Perspective in retrospect. Understanding political a position from a time past…In March 1969, the late John Lennon and his bride staged an simple but noteworthy event protesting war from bed, a Bed-In. This would be the first ever public protest from a Bed.


Beginning in Amsterdam and continuing in Montreal the newlywed couple, staged a peaceful protest…Bed Peace. On their wedding day John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a Bed In, to promote world peace. 20 March 1969 through 31 March. An open invite was sent to the press…

The Invitation

The first bed-in was held in Amsterdam on our honeymoon. We sent out a card: ‘Come to John and Yoke’s honeymoon: a bed-in, Amsterdam Hotel.’ You should have seen the faces on the reporters and the cameramen fighting their way through the door! Because whatever it is, is in people’s minds – their minds were full of what they thought was going to happen. They fought their way in, and their faces dropped. There were we like two angels in bed, with flowers all around us, and peace and love on our heads. We were fully clothed; the bed was just an accessory. We were wearing pyjamas, but they don’t look much different from day clothes – nothing showing.
John Lennon
Memorabilia, personal affects, including the hand drawn signs, from the hotel room have been auctioned from Christie’s, a premier auction house, in NYC.

Located at

20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
John Lennon signed 'Bed Peace' art sells for $154,000 at Christie's auction

auctioned from

This placard from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 Bed-In for peace in Montreal sold for more than $155,000 at auction Nov. 15, 2011. Photo courtesy Christie’s. – See more at:

Film Documenting the historic event, from Yoko Ono.

Bed Peace

Go to You Tube. Read Yoko’s complete note from her video post.


“As we said before: WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)” – yoko



Directed by Yoko Ono & John Lennon
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono
John Lennon
Nic Knowland
Franco Rosso
Malcolm Hawley
Angus Trowbridge
Wendy Bindloss
Mike Lax
Richard Key
Jack Reilly
Mike Billing

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Copyright © 1969 Yoko Ono Lennon.
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