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BED PEACE

Message from Yoko Ono

Dear Friends,

In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world.
Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn’t know.

It was good that we filmed it, though.
The film is powerful now.
What we said then could have been said now.

In fact, there are things that we said then in the film, which may give some encouragement and inspiration to the activists of today. Good luck to us all.

Let’s remember WAR IS OVER If We Want It.
It’s up to us, and nobody else.
John would have wanted to say that.

Love, yoko

Yoko Ono Lennon
New York, May 2017


About Bed Peace

1969 was the year that John & Yoko intensified their long running campaign for World Peace. They approached the task with the same entrepreneurial expertise as an advertising agency selling a brand of soap powder to the masses. John & Yoko’s product however was PEACE, not soft soap, and they were determined to use any slogan, event and gimmick in order to persuade the World to buy it.

BED PEACE (directed by Yoko & John and filmed by Nic Knowland) is a document of the Montreal events from 26-31 May 1969, and features John & Yoko in conversation with, amongst others, The World Press, satirist Al Capp, activist Dick Gregory, comedian Tommy Smothers, protesters at Berkeley’s People’s Park, Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg, quiltmaker Christine Kemp, psychologists Timothy Leary & Rosemary Leary, CFOX DJs Charles P. Rodney Chandler & Roger Scott, producer André Perry, journalist Ritchie York, DJ & Promoter Murray The K, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, publicist Derek Taylor & personal assistant Anthony Fawcett.

Featured songs are Plastic Ono Band’s GIVE PEACE A CHANCE & INSTANT KARMA, Yoko’s REMEMBER LOVE & WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND & John’s acoustic version of BECAUSE.

“As we said before: WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)” – yoko



Music News

“Wake Up!” – Yoko Ono on new Moonlandingz album

The Moonlandingz announce new album ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’
Produced by Sean Lennon, it features Yoko Ono on the track ‘This Cities Undone’
The band features members of Fat White Family and the Eccentronic Research Council.

“The Moonlandingz are one of the most important new British bands today and I am very proud of Sean. I was surprised what a good job he did.”– yoko

Preorder now on Amazon or iTunes. Limited Edition green vinyl at Chimera Music.
Read more at Rolling Stone

Yoko Ono on new Black Lips album

Black Lips announce new album ‘Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?’
Produced by Sean Lennon, it features Yoko Ono on the track ‘Occidental Front’

Preorder the album on Amazon or iTunes.
Read more at Pitchfork

Recent Releases & Re-releases

Yoko Ono – The first 3 of 11 classic album remasters (Two Virgins, Life With The Lions & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band) on Strictly Canadian.
Read: ★★★★★ Rolling Stone, 1971 original review by Lester Bangs, ★★★★★ Rolling Stone, 2016 & Pitchfork, 2016.

Yoko Ono & John Lennon - Two Virgins
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Life With The Lions
Yoko Ono - Plastic Ono Band
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Between My Head And The Sky
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Take Me To The Land Of Hell
ONO - Yes I'm A Witch Too



Yoko Ono Plastic Ono BandBetween My Head and The Sky and Take Me To The Land Of Hell are out now on Sean Lennon’s Chimera Music label.

ONOYes I’m A Witch Too album is out now on Manimal. Discover more about ONO, Yoko Ono’s Dance Remix project here.



Latest News

Opening Ceremony - Pledges Of Allegiance
We are Not Afraid
WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)
Yoko's reaction to Donald Trump

Listen to Yokos John Lennon playlists
Skylanding
Isle Of Dogs by Wes Anderson featuring Yoko Ono
Kim Gordon, tUnE-yArDs, and 6 Other Musicians on Why Yoko Ono Matters

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
Lennon-Ono Grant For Peace 2016
Yoko's Recommended Reading List
25 Things Even My Best Friends Didn’t Know Until Now… by Yoko Ono



Participate

WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
Skylanding
ARISING

SMILESFILM
IMAGINE PEACE Downloads
MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL
MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL


Join in with these participatory artworks by Yoko Ono. Print out WAR IS OVER & IMAGINE PEACE posters. Send your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER & SKYLANDING. Add your smiles to #smilesfilm. Send your testimonies to ARISING. Tribute your parents at My Mommy Is Beautiful & My Daddy Is Beautiful.



Recent Posts

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Events & Exhibitions

Wish Tree Garden at Copenhagen Contemporary
Wish Trees at UCD’s new Shrem Museum
ARISING - Call to Action
Air Capsules at Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC
My Mommy Is Beautiful & Helmets with A Piece of Sky at Reykjavik Art Museum
Play It By Trust & Map Piece at Reykjavik Art Museum
Arising at Reykjavik Art Museum
Bed Peace film at Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Current

Coming Soon

  • Group Show: To Come Thickly


    Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA - map



    Wed 06 Sep 2017 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

  • JOHN LENNON's birthday






    Mon 09 Oct 2017

  • Annual Lighting of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER


    Imagine Peace Tower (Friðarsúlan), Viðey Island, Reykjavík, Iceland - map



    Mon 09 Oct 2017

  • IMAGINE PEACE TOWER lit


    Imagine Peace Tower, Videy Island, Capital Region, Iceland - map



    Mon 09 Oct 2017 - Fri 08 Dec 2017

  • Group Show: Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp


    Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA - map



    Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

  • Group Show: To Come Thickly


    Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA - map



    Sun 29 Apr 2018



Videos

Lennon Legend Videos
Bed Peace
Onochord
Imagine Peace Tower

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John Lennon Spotify Playlists

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Acoustic Songs

Collaborations

Life Songs

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Protest Songs

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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER
John Lennon
ONO Remixes
Yoko Ono - Music Rereleases
25 Things
Lennon-Ono Grant For Peace
Onochord
Strawberry Fields
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