During the Vietnam War, in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held two week-long “Bed-Ins for Peace” in Amsterdam and Montreal, which were their non-violent ways of protesting wars and promoting peace.
Now if you want to make history John & Yoko style and you are in Montreal, you can rent the hotel suite where they held their Montreal bed-in for peace. The room is No. 1742 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel and goes for $599 per night.
During their seven day stay starting on May 24, 1969, John and Yoko conducted interviews with the press and on June 1st, John, Yoko, Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers, Dick Gregory and countless others all sang and recorded the Lennon anthem “Give Peace a Chance” in the hotel room.
Here’s a photo of the room now complete with John & Yoko “Bed-In” decor on the walls.
This is the hotel staff that cleaned the room after were not very happy about the mess left in the room. There was even a hotel memorandum about the clean up process…
I wonder who took the posters down? The autographed “Bed Peace” poster left in the room recently sold at auction for $154,000.
Men Cleaning Room Photo & Fish Eye Bed-In Photo by Gerry Deiter. Visit the link below to read his story and see his photos of the Bed-In. PEACEWORKSNOW.COM