To­day in Mu­sic His­tory

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ARTS & LIFE -

In 1969, John Len­non and Yoko Ono met for an hour with prime min­is­ter Pierre Trudeau in Ot­tawa. The meet­ing was a con­tin­u­a­tion of the cou­ple’s peace cam­paign that had be­gun on their hon­ey­moon in March 1969 with their “Bed-in For Peace.” A week be­fore the meet­ing with the prime min­is­ter, Len­non and Ono had erected bill­boards declar­ing “War Is Over; If You Want It” in 12 world cities, in­clud­ing Toronto. They also an­nounced plans for a peace fes­ti­val in Toronto, but the event never took place.

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