March 25th 1969: John Lennon & Yoko Ono begin their first ‘Bed-In for Peace’
On this day in 1969, the newly married John & Yoko began their first ‘bed-in’ to promote world peace during the Vietnam War at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. The Beatle and his wife remained until March 31st, allowing press into their presidential suite in order to publicise their efforts. John & Yoko’s second ‘bed-in’ took place in May in Montreal, where they and others recorded the song ‘Give Peace a Chance’. The ‘bed-in’ became famous, and has been commemorated and copied by later advocates of world peace.