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John Lennon and Yoko Ono's anti-Vietnam war 'Bed-In' photos on display in Málaga
25 January 2015 @ 20:47

A NEW exhibition in Málaga features legendary photos of the late Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono protesting over the Vietnam war in a hotel room in 1969.

The display, John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Suite 1742 has been opened at the La Térmica cultural centre in the Costa del Sol city and all shots were taken by legendary photographer Bruno Vagnini, who is named as the author.

Black and white snaps of the peaceful protest referred to as a 'Bed-In' show Lennon and Ono, recently married, sitting on a bed in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal, Québéc during their 'peace campaign' which gave rise to the iconic song Give peace a chance.

With these photos and their live performances, Yoko and John started their campaign in Amsterdam and hoped to take it to New York, but President Nixon would not allow them on US soil because of their having been arrested for drug possession in the UK a few months previously.

Lennon said later that he and Ono 'were very naïve' and 'thought they could stop the war'.

Unable to get into the USA directly, the couple travelled to the Bahamas and from there to Québéc, Canada, although authorities told them they were not allowed into the country.

The couple and their manager appealed against what they called a 'persecution', and in the 10 days it took them to get a response to their appeal, they were able to check into the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and stage their protest.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com



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