The Ballad of John and Yoko by John Lennon

The Ballad of John and Yoko by John Lennon, from Skywriting by Word of Mouth I'd always had a fantasy about a woman who would be a beautiful, intelligent, dark-haired, high-cheekboned, freespirited artist (a la Juliette Greco). My soul mate. Someone that I had already known, but somehow had lost. After a short visit to India on [...]

2010-02-02T04:27:56-05:00February 2nd, 2010|Yoko reads|

BED PEACE 2009: 40th Anniversary 1969-2009

The John & Yoko Amsterdam Bed-In took place from 25-31 March 1969 at The Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland. The John & Yoko Montreal Bed-In took place from 26 May to 2 June 1969 at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Canada, culminating in the recording of the anthem "Give Peace A Chance" on the night of [...]

2009-06-30T17:17:43-05:00May 25th, 2009|Imagine All The People|

IMAGINE: The Peace Ballad of John and Yoko [Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada]

A “conscientious objector” during a period of societal and political crisis throughout the world, John Lennon, along with his muse and alter ego Yoko Ono, sang a message of hope and tolerance that sought the transformation of violence into peace, and hate and racism into love. Today, the work they carried out together has not [...]

2009-09-05T16:11:51-05:00April 10th, 2009|Events & Exhibitions|

Jonas Mekas films about Yoko and John

These film excerpts are courtesy of, where longer versions can be downloaded, some of which are free. Click on the title of the film (under its QuickTime) to link to the relevant page. Thursday June 7th, 2007 (from 365 Films) 3 min. 14 sec. On a visit to Girona, Spain, we stumble on a surprise - [...]

2008-11-13T06:48:24-05:00November 12th, 2008|Films & Videos|

Blueprint For A Reprise

Blueprint For A Reprise by LYDIA FONG An Interview with Yoko Ono *** Many of us remember the scene: Yoko Ono, in a white sleeping gown, unmistakable long black hair framing her face, sitting in bed next to John Lennon in a hotel room packed with reporters, celebrities and activists. Tape recorder on and guitar in [...]

2008-11-05T07:43:58-05:00November 5th, 2008|Interviews & Articles|

Group Show: Sympathy For The Devil: Art and Rock ‘n’ Roll Since 1967 [Montréal, Canada]

Symapthy For The Devil Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montreal 185, Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, Québec, H2X 3X5 2008-10-10 to 2009-01-11 Mon closed, Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Wed till 9pm $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students, under12s & members free, Wed 6pm+ free. tel: 514 847-6226 fax: 514 847-6291 email: [email protected]   Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock [...]

2008-11-07T18:50:26-05:00October 10th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions|


On Oct.10, Montreal's Musée d'Art Contemporain opens "Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967," organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, where 75-year-old Ono is given a central place in the section titled "Ono, Eno, Arto: Non-musicians and the Emergence of Concept Rock." Organized by Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, [...]

2008-10-29T13:19:46-05:00October 5th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions News|


Beatles legend Lennon and his Japanese wife Ono famously spent two weeks in bed in Amsterdam and Montreal during March and May 1969 in protest at the Vietnam war. The first stage of their bed-in at the presidential suite of the Amsterdam Hilton came just days after they married in Gibraltar. Madeley and Finnegan recreated [...]

2008-10-29T13:32:52-05:00September 30th, 2008|Imagine All The People|


She may be 75, but she hit number one on the Billboard club chart with her "Give Peace a Chance (the Remixes)" this month. The song's release marked the 39th anniversary of the song's original recording -- during her and Lennon's legendary week-long Bed-In for Peace at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel -- giving new life [...]

2008-11-07T19:04:24-05:00August 29th, 2008|Interviews & Articles|
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