The Ballad of John & Yoko

The story behind the bed-in for peace.

Produced, written and narrated by Andrew Workman

Posted April 11, 2013

On May 26 1969 newlyweds John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their legendary bed-in for peace in their suite at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal it was the culmination of a whirlwind tour that began two months earlier and was soon to be immortalized in the Beatles song The Ballad of John and Yoko.

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This video was created in connection with the April-May 2013 issue of Canada’s History where we featured a story about Canadian photographer Roy Kerwood’s experience at the famous 1969 “bed-in” in Montreal. The article was called “Come Together: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Montreal 1969.”

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