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Bed In: John Lennon

Bed In, John Lennon

You can see fans of John Lennon here in Dharan. Many can sing clearly his masterpiece “Imagine” must of them can play good guitar. Yet they might have less known about the famous incident with Lennon that prepared him the world peace hero. His slogan “Give peace a chance” is something of soaring necessitate for today’s world.

It was summer time when Lennon and his girlfriend Yoko ono were seen nude in cover of their album “Two Virgins”. The album was banned, which is in otherwise. And after a short while they planned to go for honeymoon and this time all the media was invited. The environment was boiling and everyone was expecting them to be vigorous and hot-hot.

But, on March 1969, the press was stunned when they opened the door at Hilton hotel presidential suite 902. Yoko and John Lennon were in tidy pajamas and where sitting in the bed while chatting about peace. This honeymoon program which they called “Bed-in” became world known.

For the next seven days, John and Yoko discussed for the world to see, their message and views of peace, while the media covered it on newspapers, magazines, television and radio around the world.

During the peak time of US-Vietnam war, this program was an immense success. Many world leaders where stunned with the new idea and started to be jealous of his name and fame; including many who were becoming a diehard fan of John Lennon.

John and Yoko did many live interviews for American radio, and made a 60-minute documentary of the events. In describing the “bed-in,” John said: “Yoko and I are quite willing to be the world’s clowns; if by doing it we do some good. For reasons known only to them, people to print what I say. And I’m saying peace. We’re not pointing a finger at anybody. There are no-good guys and bad guys. The struggle is in the mind. We must bury our own monsters and stop condemning people. We are all Christ and Hitler. We want Christ to win. We’re trying to make Christ’s message contemporary. What would he have done if he had advertisements, records, films, TV and newspapers! Christ made miracles to tell his message. Well, the miracle today is communications, so let’s use it.” After leaving Amsterdam, John and Yoko went to Vienna where they spent the night at the Hotel Sacher.
Published: 2007-09-24
Author: Tushar Neupaney

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