Bed-In for Peace, 1969

March 25, 1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first “Bed-In for Peace” at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).

As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, Yoko Ono and her husband John Lennon held two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, each of which were intended to be non-violent protests against wars, and experimental tests of new ways to promote peace. The idea is derived from a “sit-in”, in which a group of protesters remains seated in front of an establishment until they are evicted, arrested, or their demands are met.

The public proceedings were filmed, and later turned into a documentary movie. The film Bed Peace was made available for free on YouTube in August 2011 by Yoko Ono, as part of her website “Imagine Peace”.

On March 20, 1999, Gibraltar issued two £1 mini-sheetlets with two different images of John Lennon and Yoko Ono on their wedding day.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Gibraltar

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