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Give Peace A Chance - Original Cover
Give Peace A Chance - Original Cover

Give Peace a Chance

John Lennon, et al.

The essential sing-along anthem of peace protestors for more than four decades, Give Peace a Chance was recorded May 31, 1969 at the Queen Elizabeth's Hotel in Montreal. Lennon and Yoko Ono, who had recently married, held their second "Bed-In for Peace," staying in bed for eight days and receiving considerable media attention. The recording session occurred on day five of the bed-in, producing Lennon's first musical hit after leaving the Beatles. Background singers in the hotel room included Tommy Smothers (who also played guitar), Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Petula Clark.

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